Tag Archives: self-reliance

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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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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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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In which the author introduces his reasons for writing this blog

This blog is launched in the spirit of simplicity and self-reliance. There was a time when fishing guides were books, luxury in a lodge meant blankets provided, rods and gear were home-made or scrounged. In the spirit, but not the discomfort, … Continue reading

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