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NO MORE MARKERS

Outside of Copic (and other spray guns), the use of markers on foam heads just looks wrong and amateur.  Its for that reason alone that I hardly have any poppers in my fly box.  They look shit.  Then I saw Arno VD Nests crease flies, covered in Mylar (an oversized variety thats almost impossible to [...]

CRUSTACEAN EYE SBS

It took me forever to get to a process that resulted in consistent, perfect crustacean eyes.  The whole burned mono route is just too time consuming and unpredictable, with a static result set and almost no flexibility in colour. At some point last year I thought "screw it, I'm just going to dip mono in [...]

BAUER CRAB PART 2

After my SBS I got an conspicuous email from Dean Riphagan from Frontier Fly Fishing - "Send me your physical address, I have something for you." Hate mail?  Letter Bomb?  I called Dean and he invited me over for a beer.  On arrival I queried what this mystery parcel was, and was pretty chuffed with [...]

GASKET IT

The Hardy Fortuna's use of gaskets under the stainless screws in the drag system raised two massive questions; why the hell does no one else do it?  And why the hell isn't it done elsewhere? I had a few different Loctite Gasket maker versions in the garage and the 598 Black worked beautifully.  If you've [...]

BEETLE JUICE

Herman Botes is the most enthusiastic fly fisherman I've ever fished with.  I had no idea just how obsessed he was until I recently began my forays onto these inland streams and read back to the amazing posts he wrote for us.  Insects to Herman are what crustaceans are to me and this new world [...]