Do I need a magnifying lamp or a head magnifier? Which one is better? Can I use those if I use reading glasses?That is nice. I have a Renzetti Traveler that I love (although I have not tied since I started kayak fishing). I need to get back to doing that. I remember it being a very calming, zen-like experience.
I remember. Mokai also posted some outstanding realistic flies.A number of years ago we had some great fly swaps here on this form. They were put together by Fishfinger a darn good fly tier. Another great tier was Onthefly. I wonder if those swaps are in the archives, I'll check as there was some nice looking flies tied by folks here on OFF.
Cheater! That’s not fly fishing! I have never attempted that being a fly fisherman ( for trout) but my buddy has and he slayed em. Best technique to fish flies without a bug wand.@Anatoliy I have a solution. Which has allowed me to nab hundreds of unsuspecting trout; literally.
Tie a torpedo bobber onto your main line. Then tie 4 - 5 feet of leader onto the end, of the torpedo bobber. At the end of the leader tie on a Nymph (Woolly Buggers are also just as good). Then about 12 inches above the fly; crimp a small "BB" sized split shot onto your leader.
You will be able to easily cast this set up. With your fly dropping down just a bit under the surface. Left it drift down stream at the same speed as the current. Or, in a lake, SLOWLY retrieve it. Or if you're in a float tube just barely kick 2 or 3 times. Then glide for several feet. Then repeat that pattern.