Mirage flashabou is as shiny as it gets. I use it on many nymphs and streamers. I used to think it would be too bright for clear water or techy fish but I've found just the opposite. Mirage has become an essential ingredient in more and more of my bugs. It works great in tails or on bodies if it is counter ribbed or covered in uv resin or Hard as Hull. Try it whenever you would reach for regular pearl flashabou or tinsel and you'll be pleasantly surprised.