Tag Archives: flyfishing DIY

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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DIY Wading Staff

Made from what was around the house. Broom handle for the shaft. (I am thinking that I may want to “upgrade” at some point to something sturdier) Cross piece from found burnt wood roughly sawn and whittled to shape, left … Continue reading

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Soft Fly Wallet…No, Hard Case Fly box

As I mentioned a blog or two ago, I was looking at making a new fly wallet to go along with the re-organization and clear up of gear. Alas I succumbed to simplicity, rather than DIY craftsmanship. At our local … Continue reading

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New Attachment for DIY Landing Net & Fish Bag

As noted in my update to the DIY Landing Net and Fish Bag Post the method of connecting the straps to the bag by putting them through the hessian was starting to wear. So I resorted to an idea I … 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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