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.
I also did that on the Deschutes, way back in the day (mid 80's). Which was ultra effective too. Then that gave me the idea, later on, for lakes too. At first it was cuz I couldn't afford to invest in more gear. But now it's cuz my casting arm's shoulder; has a greater than 50% rotator cuff tear. So waving a bug wand simply ain't gonna happen! I prefer to be as pain free as possible. 10-4?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.