12 October 2016

• Fly Fishing: 4 Articles


• Fly Lines Used To Be Made of Silk


“Silk fly lines came into use late in the 19th century, replacing braided horsehair lines. The silk was strong, supple, and light. It had no memory. Coated with varnish and dressed with Weber’s or Mucilin the line would float for a while.

“Eventually water would seep in and the line became an intermediate, then full-sink line....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BangorDailyNews










• Broken Fly Rods


“The rods come from across the globe and wind up here, a few steps from a loading dock overlooking a small bass pond and casting platform tucked behind the Sage Manufacturing facility on Bainbridge Island. It’s certainly a pleasant enough scene until you realize that inside the aluminum tubes, every single fly rod is broken, splintered, or smashed….

“Aside from graphite, wood, and cork, these tubes contain the residue of anguish, the bitter taste of anticipation dashed, and the memories of fishing trips ruined....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: AmericanAngler


• Soft Hackle Flies for Stripers


“Bucktails so sparse you could read a newspaper through them, flatwings that swam like baitfish (even when at rest), and soft hackles. Oh, those magical creations that breathed and pulsed and undulated like no jointed bits of plastic ever could…

“Those were the flies I was looking for. Once I started tying and fishing them, I made a wondrous discovery: Stripers loved them just as much as I did....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: AmericanAngler


• Fly Line Management


“Line management is the single biggest issue for fly fishermen. A wet beach towel placed over offending projections might solve your problems. Sometimes duct tape will do it.

“When that isn’t enough, you may need a line management tool....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

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