Tag Archives: simplicity

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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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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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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