Monday, April 25, 2011
Whenever I reel the line and leader onto an extra reel spool it somehow unwraps itself from the spool. I was in Walmart yesterday and found these velcro "one-wrap" straps for $2.99 for six straps. i simply wound the line and leader back on to the spool and inserted the tippet end into the slot in the strap and wrapped the strap around the spooled line. No more unspooling!
These one-wraps" are 15 inches long x 1/2 inch wide. Length can be shortened as required.
"One-Wrap" installed on reel spool.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The original was designed to imitate large dark stonefly nymphs of Northern American. It was first tied by Lew Oatman of New York.
Don't be afraid of trying other types of chenille for the thorax. I used some small size sparkle chenille in chartreuse and orange for the bottom two patterns.