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Old 09-24-2012, 08:51 PM
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Given my poor near vision and difficulty in changing out small flies i devised this rig, it's a Tackle Buddy Spinner Holder. I simply rig up a series of likely 2-fly set-ups at the house and spool them onto the holder: a Prince Nymph trailing a Copper John or RSII, a Copper John behind a Hares Ear, or an Elk Hair Caddis with a caddis emerger dropper, you get the idea. Obviously can't plan for every scenario but can at least anticpate some likely target packages.

If my nymph rig gets tangled or I decide to change flies it means just tying one knot instead of three out in the wind. I cut the Tackle Buddy in half so it will fit inside a baggie and place it in my vest or waist pack. I usually have a couple of these ready to go. Maybe overly anal but it works most of the time.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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Neccessity leads to invention. Neat idea. I've seen folks use sections of pipe insulation. Looks like it works!
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Very cool, that would be great for those of us with failing vision, especially in low light conditions or as you said, just wanting to speed the whole process in those instances where you have just lost your whole rig.

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found these today -

Fly Fishing Fly Boxes / Dropper Rig Fly Box -- Orvis
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That would sure be the ticket but looks like it's no longer available? I should ask Orvis if they still plan to carry it.
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