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Boss makes plastic skirt hubs and lead skirt hubs. I have used the plastic hubs on wire. The plastic hubs are very durable . Maybe one of those products would work.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/BOSS_Punch_Hub_5pk/descpage-BOSSPCH.html

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/BOSS_Lead_Punch_Hub_10pk_/descpage-BOSSLDHUB.html

At one point, I believe Boss also made the hubs in aluminum.

You could try contacting Boss directly if you want a bulk order or to see if they still make the aluminum ones.

https://www.fishboss.com/products/

Boss also makes a skirt flare band. I think a wire would wear through the band unless you put the band on some sort of tube before putting the wire through it.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/BOSS_Ultra_Flair_Bands_100pk/descpage-BOSSFLAIR.html

 

Additional info:  I dug out my plastic skirt hubs and .051" wire fits through the hole. .062" wire does not go through. You might be able to drill them out to make .062" wire fit but I have not tried that.

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There is already an eye loop on the wire ahead of the body. So I can't add a bead or anything like that. So I am going to try some heat shrink over the wire to add grip for the surgical tubing, then a length of surgical tubing over that, then tie the skirt material onto the surgical tubing. Sort of like how the old rubber spinnerbaits skirts were. Hopefully it works. We'll see

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A trick I use for flaring the feathers/hair on flies is is build up a ball of crystal chenille then tie the hair/feathers at the top of the ball.

any material will work even yarn to create the ball. I just use what I do because it’s shiny lol

 

 

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3 hours ago, Hillbilly voodoo said:

A trick I use for flaring the feathers/hair on flies is is build up a ball of crystal chenille then tie the hair/feathers at the top of the ball.

any material will work even yarn to create the ball. I just use what I do because it’s shiny lol

 

 

That's an idea. May try that next if I am not satisfied with the tubing

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