Tag Archives: fly fishing simplicity

A Simple Alternative to the Stripping Basket

This idea is so ridiculously simple I feel almost embarrassed revealing it. It’s so simple, that I felt someone else surely had done the same thing, but I couldn’t find anything on the net. {And wouldn’t you know it, when … Continue reading

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Simple Furled lines and a tapered leader

Too lazy to build a jig and too clumsy to twist furled leaders by hand, I used a simple rope making technique to make furled leader section about five feet long, which is about my arm span. The rope making … Continue reading

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Simplificate Part 1: Fly fishing gear I used to carry

Well I laughed when I read that! So much fly fishing gear to carry for a short excursion. Then I reflected on what I used to carry. One rod ( great improvement!) set up with reel , flyline, leader & … Continue reading

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Cast holder for 3 fly rig & dead link

Sorry to say that the link to the Frugal Fly Fisher Forum is now dead.  (Posted in Some carefully selected links for DIY fly fishing on January 13) Here is the tip that I posted in that forum. This is a cast … Continue reading

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DIY landing net and fish bag

I greatly admire the tenkara landing nets and the hand-made wooden landing nets I provided links to in my last two blogs. However, laziness won out over admiration some 12 years ago. Here is my DIY landing net.   It’s … Continue reading

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DIY Tenkara Landing nets

These are just simply awesome creations of beauty and functionality.  Here are three links that will help you make your own. Tenkara USA has a section of the forum devoted to tenkara nets. LINK HERE  I loved the gallery.  Particularly useful is … Continue reading

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Some carefully selected links for DIY fly fishing

Here are some carefully selected links to sites which I have found to be useful for DIY fly fishing. I hope that they will be useful to you, too. Repairing fishing rods I recommend Ralph O’Quinn’s articles on repairing fly … Continue reading

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