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Junction Tubing Alternatives

Hey guys, I'm looking to get junction tubing and I feel like there has to be something out there to use instead of buying the 10 inches of HMH or Aqua flies tubing. I have to search at the local craft store yet and I have been looking on Amazon but nothing quite yet. Worth a shot to ask. Any suggestions out there?

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Go to a hardware store and buy it in whatever length and diameter you want. It comes on large spools.
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Iím just starting to tie tubes, and got a pack of HMH small tubes with junction tubing intended to fit. However the fit is very tight, and I wondering if Iím missing something. Maybe I can stretch out the junction tubing with a larger needle. Any ideas?
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Might look at Skeena River Fly Supply. Jaap has a good selection.
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I have found that using more flexible tubes can eliminate the use of junction tubing, but this will depend on hook sizes.

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Hey guys, I'm looking to get junction tubing and I feel like there has to be something out there to use instead of buying the 10 inches of HMH or Aqua flies tubing. I have to search at the local craft store yet and I have been looking on Amazon but nothing quite yet. Worth a shot to ask. Any suggestions out there?



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I've found a couple good options for alternatives to the AquaFlies ultra rig tubing. First is plain silicone tubing. For an ultra rig (shank with briad through the tubing), the size you're looking for is 1mm ID x 2mm OD. I got mine on the slow boat from china for about 34 cents per meter (cheaper the more you buy), but it is spot on. You can probably find different colors, but clear is the majority of what you'll find. You may have luck finding some at a local aquarium supply store or maybe a scientific supply store.

The second option is called Pony Bead Lacing. You can find it at the usual craft stores in the beading or kids crafts sections. Lots of color options, and it is just a bit stiffer than standard silicone tubing. I paid 2 bucks for 5 yards of the stuff.

I'll take some pictures of both of them when Im home.

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Cycle shops!, silicon tubing or similar. Sensible price structure too!.
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You might try automotive stores. Look for vacuum tubing or washer fluid tubing. Usually available in clear or black. Aquarium tubing is another option.

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I've tried them all. The best junction tubung I found was that frm Skeena River Fly Supply.
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+1 for unch's post. The clear silicone tubing will take permanent marker ink, too, although not all colors are perfect renderings
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