Monday, October 2, 2017

Off the Bench.








Been tying a few Boobies, found that it is very difficult to paint foam.... it does all kinds of strange things. Ended up using Humbrol Super Enamel. Takes a day to dry, but waterproof. The other marabou creations have biots for cheeks. I used the smallest Tiemco wing burner to shape them, you can't beat natural feather, well I couldn't find a good alternative. If you don't have the wing burner just tie the back of the biot and pull it forward as you would a normal wingcase. Try some UV glue over the top to make them pop.  Tied on a size 12 standard nymph hook by Daiichi, the rib is stretch floss in red. If you want to pack a lot into a small hook, try the Tiemco nylon thread 18/0, it creates no bulk. Last season a similar tie landed 12 fish on opening day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Nice Find




An old Stream Fly reel and copper cast tin came my way. It was interesting to find out F. Steans and Coy was the original Alexto Sports from the 1930's. The F. Steans and Coy and the Stream Fly were basically NZ copies of the Hardy Perfect. Rumour has it the maker was an ex-Hardy's employee. He must have produced quite a number of these before "supposedly" being put out of business by copyright laws.

Aint that the Truth...


Was watching this classic and thought Clyde must have been a Fly Fisherman.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Edgy Bets.

 Spot the rise...
 Watch the drift...
 Take in slack line....
 Nothing else matters...






 Trout, garlic, chestnuts, cucumber salad.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Water Water Everywhere...



 Kelvis from Latvia meditates on the banks of the Ahuriri River.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017