I’ve been traveling the last few weeks, and my good friend, Theo Bakelaar, has been feeding me information for my blog about tying and fishing. When this came, I got very excited. Talk about simple and fast to tie—and good looking! You be the judge. These legs and the winging material that Theo has been […]
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Our friend, Theo Bakelaar, from Holland continues to experiment with foam bodies and the new winging material. Here’s a dragonfly. The winging material is exceptional, and will be brought into the US and available soon. Watch for it. When I get a hint that it’s available here, I will post the news immediately.
Our friend, Theo Baakalar, in Holland, has been dressing flies with some new foam body material and new veined winging material. This adult cranefly is his latest creation. Even though it looks delicate, the materials in the fly are very tough and make it a real fishing fly, not just an artistic creation.
In a couple of posts back I mentioned Crystal UV Coat head cement that my friend Henry sells. I love this stuff, especially when I need a lacquered head on a bucktail, streamer, or other long fly. It sets in a few seconds under UV light and gives a hard finish. Before UV coat, I’d […]
I love to add doll eyes to my long flies, especially the ones that that have a “rattle” pupil in them. They not only make the flies look more lifelike, but add a bit of accent to the “acoustic footprint” of the fly. They are a bit of a pain to put on. Well no […]
Our friend, Theo Baakelar, has been dressing flies using a system of foam and veined winging material. Take about good-looking flies! And, they float like—foam! The system uses a special pin that clamps in the vise, on which the extended portion of the body is first formed. Of course, for those flies without an extended […]
I recently received some Hackle Pliers from TYFLYZ TOOLZ. Although of are of the same design as the original prototypes that Robert had given me a couple of years back, these are made with just a tiny bit thinner wire. This modification is an improvement over the prototype because these newer ones are less difficult […]
If you like the idea of fishing the lochs in the Highlands of Scotland, or just the idea of tying the flies that are used there, then you need to visit wildsidefishing.com and click on Flt Tying in the header bar. Andrew Hogg shows the tying in great detail, and discusses the history and fishing […]
The theme for the 2013 International Fly Tying Symposium, which will be held November 23 and 24, is “The Dutch Masters.” It will feature some of the best of the best tyers from Holland, as well as great tyers from the U.S and other parts of the world. The Symposium is always a great time, […]
Faruk Ekich, who manufactures the Ekich bobbin (see http://www.garyborger.com/2011/03/30/bobbins-the-ekich-ultimate/), also manufactures a very limited edition, Damascus vise. It is a gorgeous piece of equipment that is also very functional. Pete Gray sent me a couple of photos of the vise holding flies that he had tied. If you are interested in discussing the purchase of […]