Fly Fishing Manitoba

Fly Fishing – Fly Tying – Lessons – Guiding – Winnipeg MB. Canada

June 14, 2019

Odds and Sods

Rather than a whole bunch of little reviews and posts, I thought I’d Combine a few into one. Mostly to get me caught up on my blogging.

Cheap UV Resin For Fly Tying

First off is my long time coming entry into using cured UV resin.
This is liquid plastic you harden (cure) with a concentrated UV light. When you buy one of these for fly tying, you can count on it being unreasonably expensive. Luckily it is a product adapted from outside the fly fishing world and I picked up this consumer version for under $20

Cured Resin used for Fly Tying

I am not dropping the ease of head cement anytime soon but it did make putting eyes on these party favour flies, a whole lot easier.

Fly Tying Supplies from Around the Web

As you can imagine, living on the prairies and far away from mountains or even hills, fly fishing is a rarity. The local supplies for fly tying are even more sparse. Even getting thread can be a challenge.

I didn’t by much this winter but I did try 2 new sources.

One was the wish app. I have been pretty successful purchasing music related stuff as well as some nice watches. I Found some products from Tigo Fly. In particular bulk tube fly supplies and plastic dumbbell eyes. They seem to only be available from Wish, Amazon, Ebay, Ali Express as their own site is non functioning.

I was particularly excited by the eyes. I love the look of eyes on many flys but lead, brass, and even aluminium have too much weight.

J. Stockard Hooks

I have bough off brand/store brand hooks before. Last time from Cabela’s. They were fine with the odd one needing tossing. These J. Stockard hooks seem a little better than that. I will definitely do that again.

Max Catch Travel Rods

As A Blogging Fly Guide and traveler, I can get an entry level endorsement deal from almost any Fly Fishing Equipment manufacturer. As a matter of fact I still have a standing one with TFO.
The problem is, many of these famous fly rod mane are just holding companies that get 3rd parties to make their gear and stick on their name.
This is nothing new. The aforementioned watches look very much like 5-10x more expensive version seen in stores with other names on them.

I can now get these equal to the task off brand rods for WAY less that my guide discount ever could.

I am tired of bring 4 piece rods and seeing if I win/lose the oversize luggage lottery. So I bought a 4 and 6 weight in 6 and 7 piece configuration. I have used them both on the water and they are great! Casting well and handling fish equally.

When you look at the tubes you can see one of them looks very much like the tubes you get from a famous rod company, that also has their made in Asia.

There you have it 4 potential blog post in one.

Till Next Time

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