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Strange contraptions for your tippets
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The Test Tube
A weird and futuristic construction from the archives. Really easy to tie... eh, make... uhm... construct... Metal, plastic and glue.
See how to go about it here
Martin's Mundane Shrimp
Another simple, three-material fly. This time a shrimp, well suited for seatrout and probably fine for a number of other saltwater species not least bonefish. Super simple to tie and with easily accessible and cheap materials.
See the pattern here
: Sand eels are very common in most waters around the world. This is a very simple flatwing style sand eel that can be tied easily with very few, common materials, and make a great imitaion that is easy to cast on a light rod.
Read more here
: We crank out some strange flies every now and then. Get an idea, dig through piles of materials and tie up a handful of slightly different flies, each one better than the previous one, but none of them really good. But sometimes one comes out OK.
Such a fly is Martin Joergensen's Création.
A Black Fly
I've had little experience fishing with this fly which is quite recent in my collection. It has all the characteristics of a good night fly, it's fast and easy to tie and durable too. It should be a fly worth having in you box.
The sand eel or lance - called the tobis in Danish - is one of the most common fish on the Dansih coasts, and is an important part of the diet of especially larger sea trout and cod for that matter. Because of that it is an interesting fish to imitate.
Salt water spiders
The least dressed fly of all The classic spider fly has to be one of the least dressed flies of all times. A slender body and a thin hackle - and that's it.
All articles from this section...
·A Black Fly
·Bullet Head Magnus
·Gift wrapping string fly
·Martin's Mundane Sand Eel
·Martin's Mundane Shrimp
·Martin's Mundane Zonker Worm
·Salt water spiders
·The Spade - Green GP feathers
·The Test Tube
·Braid a worm
·Mart's Peccary Paraloop Emerger
·Sea Trout Munker
·Sydney Opera Mouse
·The Oscar Fly
·Don't tie flies
·Fly Tying Thread Blues
·So you wanna tie a big fly?
·DIY stick-on eyes
·Silver Tip Fly Company
·Rubber band tool
·Flyfishing for Coarse Fish
·Take the F...ing Fly
·Nymph Fly-Tying Techniques
·Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly
·A World of Pike Flies
·Why I Fly Fish
·The Tube Fly
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