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Comment to: Welding your loops - Making loop connections on fly-lines using heat-shrinkable tubing

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted May 5th 2015

Graham,

No... we can't send anything. We're not a shop.

You need shrink tube, a lighter and a pair of scissors. Look on eBay or Amazon or this UK dealer or your local electronics dealer for the tube - which should be just slightly thicker than your fly line - and in your supermarket for the lighter and the scissors.

That's the best we can do.

Martin


 

Comment to: Welding your loops - Making loop connections on fly-lines using heat-shrinkable tubing

From: graham jones · g·at·graham22.orangehome.co.uk  Link
Submitted May 5th 2015

is there anyway you could send me the tools and shrink rap to make my own loops please


 

Comment to: Tom's reel - The design and making of homemade fly fishing reels. A wonderful hobby beside fly fishing itself.

From: EricHarkless · ericharkles·at·yahoo.com  Link
Submitted May 4th 2015

hello , my name is Eric Harkless and i have a new reel invention and i don't know where to start. i do know i need to get a patent and from what i hear from people is that patents cost a lot of money. I don't have any but i know that my reel will make billions. do you have any advice you can spare or are you interested in making it for me for 5% of the patent? I have to try every avenue that comes to me because i believe in this product more than i believe in myself. sad to say but true. Any help of direction you can give me will be appreciated on many levels.


 

Comment to: Scissors for fly tying - What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier's most important tools.

From: Billy · wildsalmo·at·aol.com  Link
Submitted May 4th 2015

I admire your passion and integrity exemplified by the thoroughness and fairness in this useful/well written article. Thank you


 

Comment to: All about fly tying thread - Thread control

From: Anonymous  Link
Submitted May 3rd 2015

Thanks well done.


 

Comment to: Scissors for fly tying - What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier's most important tools.

GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted May 2nd 2015

Jari,

I'm sorry about placing Fiskars in Sweden. I know it's Finnish and knew it when I wrote the article. It must have been a Freudian slip... It's been corrected.

Martin


 

Comment to: Scissors for fly tying - What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier's most important tools.

From: Mark Brown · mark.mlbrown·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted May 2nd 2015

Very Nice Article!
Not to be overlooked are medical/scientific supply firms that carry an extensive range of scissors from very expensive titanium edged scissors made by firms such as Biomedical Research Instruments to very reasonably priced knock-off surgical scissors from India, Pakistan and China


 

Comment to: Flyfishing with a float - It's possible to fish a fly without a flyrod. You just need a bobber, a bubble, a float, a bombarda, a sbirolino, a buldo or whatever you want to call it... and a spinning rod.

From: Phil - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted April 30th 2015

I have been researching fishing methods for Denmark for a few weeks now and this has completely blown me away! I am a keen fisherman but have never seen or heard of this technique. I am unable to afford a fly fishing set up at the moment and I go to East Jutland on holiday in a weeks time and very happy now that I will be able to try this. Thank you for sharing and I HOPE I can catch my first sea trout this way.


 

Comment to: Jock Scott - Some might consider it a bit mad or even crazy, but when Niels Have ties full dressed, classic Jock Scotts, he ties them by the dozen... and then he fishes with them!

From: Glenn Hudler · viewtifulsml·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted April 30th 2015

Are these for sale?


 

Comment to: Scissors for fly tying - What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier's most important tools.

From: floris van den berg · weebusters·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted April 30th 2015

I bought a pair of the Solingen curved double serated scissors at whitetail a couple of years ago, and I can tell you;
those are very good, I do a lot of deerhair tying and these are truly great, a must have for shaping Dahlberg diver heads for example.


 

Comment to: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Variations

From: Richard Ward · ward1951·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted April 26th 2015

This is a great Youtube you have done I just started tieing flyies and just love doing diferent color variations. I have been useing the colored beads for eys and they work great. I do really like your site its great.


 

Comment to: Scissors for fly tying - What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier's most important tools.

From: Jari - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted April 26th 2015

Fiskars is FINISH company , founded in 1649.


 

Comment to: The Perfect Transparent Bait Fish - A glassy, transparent minnow

From: Ian - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted April 24th 2015

Looks great. I've used feathers for baitfish before but they were destroyed after one fish so it wasn't worth the time in tying. Now I stick to Gamechangers. Tooth-proof!


 

Comment to: Taming the Humpy - The Humpy might be the greatest surface fly ever devised, but it also has a reputation of being difficult to tie. Learn to tame it here.

From: Martin Westbeek · martinwestbeek·at·planet.nl  Link
Submitted April 23rd 2015

Thanks for your comments, Jay. Always nice to talk about details of a pattern.
* Smaller thread won't cut the deer and elk hair I use (of course delicate hair isn't the best choice for Humpies), as long as you untwist the thread after a number of wraps. Also, it's considerably more bulky than the Veevus or Textreme thread I use. In addition to that: if you tie with a thread tension just below the breaking point of the thread, three wraps of thinner threads are plenty strong enough to tie down larger amounts of hair if you like a bigger hump.
* Shorter or longer tails are a matter of preference, and I'm with you on shorter tails if you use deer hair, because this will flare less because we're tying down hair towards the tips, which is less prone to flaring under pressure. An advantage of a longer (or thicker) tail is that it adds some mass to counterbalance the somewhat heavier wing.
* Hair with short tips: yes! That's the reason I prefer Elk hair because it has a steeper taper towards the tips. Yearling and early season is an excellent choice. I have some early season cow elk from Chris Helm that works very well for this.
* Elk hair is indeed more robust than deer, but the Elk I use works well on Humpies down to #16 (that's the smallest size I tie them in.)


 

Comment to: Sea Trout Munker - Kim Sorensen and Frank Thornild's salmon fly the Munker had me thinking. Why not tie this fly for sae run trout - my beloved sea trout?

From: wulff randy · wulffr1·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted April 23rd 2015

New to fly tying
so many tools and material. !!!
Randy


 

Comment to: Taming the Humpy - The Humpy might be the greatest surface fly ever devised, but it also has a reputation of being difficult to tie. Learn to tame it here.

From: Jay · ibookje·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted April 23rd 2015

A few things I don't agree with Martin:

* A 6/0 thread isn't that bad an idea. Not because you need such strong thread, but a thicker thread (spreading the pressure over a wider surface) prevents cutting through the delicate deer hair when tying the hump. To get a nice round hump you need some more hair (I'm not talking about 'obese' amounts) than showed here a and quite some thread pressure to make a nice tight hump.

* Since the Humpy will float flush rather than 'stand up on the hackle tips and on the tail' a slightly shorter tail (about 2/3rd shank length) won't hurt. A shorter tail is preferable if you tie the tail using elk or even deer hair since this will prevent excessive flaring.


A few things about hair for tying Humpys:

* Hair with short tips is paramount here so the wing tips shows up well rather than disappear in a thin curly tip.

* Elk hair makes tying small (size 12 and smaller) quite difficult due to it's robustness. Yearling elk is an excellent choice if you prefer elk above deer hair.


 

Comment to: Kluting

From: George H. Wolter · GeorgeHDBiker·at·GMail.com  Link
Submitted April 22nd 2015

Thank you for the wonderful work. Zonker is always a good choice--practically at any time.
I appreciate all the work you have put into this great "teaching" site.


 

Comment to: Shooting lines - This article tries to cover the different types of shooting or running lines available on the market and talk about their good and bad sides.

From: Billy moore · Billy.moore4·at·bigpond.com  Link
Submitted April 21st 2015

Just bought a paladine blackhole 10 foot 6 weight switch rod. My first Spey. What line would you recomend for the flats her in queensland?


 

Comment to: Domestic Fly - The common housefly is indeed... eh.... common, and an obvious insect to imitate.

From: leo - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted April 20th 2015

Spectacular!, Very well done! Thanks for sharing!
Leo


 

Comment to: Chris Angel Bait by Chris French, USA - FlyMeister 2001

From: Chris French · frenchchris·at·comcast.net  Link
Submitted April 19th 2015

Hey guys,I was just wondering I tied this fly for international fly tying symposium,global fly fisher had a contest that i submitted this fly in at the somerset show in NJ .It was there first contest went well lots fun it had taken first in the saltwater bait fish contest,has anyone else submitted a fly or anything like the style of this that you have seen.Always great to see new patterns more ideas


 

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