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    Default Home Made Gadgets

    For a few years now I,ve been using one of those electronic "mini grabbers" to hold a small fly while tying it on the tippet. I just came across a gadget I made a long time ago that worked pretty well also. I had taken An old click type ball point pen apart & pulled the tip off the ink tube & cleaned it out with solvent. Then I put a small piece of piano wire inside of the tube to form a loop. crimped it down & reassembled the pen. When you tie on a fly you just click the pen to push the loop out the end, snag the fly & let it go & the spring holds the fly. In cold weather it makes tying on a fly easier for someone like me with big hands. I was wondering if anyone else has some homemade gadgets they use for fishing or fly tying.

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    I use a few things that I have made/modified. First, I use a hair stacker made of copper water tube. I've made a custom trash bag for my vise. To flare out the dubbing for scuds, I use a gun cleaning wire brush tip.

    I use other things too but can't think of them off hand.

    I like your pen idea. I have a pair of forsips(sp) attached to my vest that I use to hold flies while I tie the tippet on.

    John

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    Default Re: Home Made Gadgets

    fishn50: I like your pen idea for holding flies.

    Larry

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    Got any pictures of this.

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    I took some pictures & I'll post them as soon as I figure out how.

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    Default Re: Home Made Gadgets

    Quote Originally Posted by FISHN50 View Post
    I took some pictures & I'll post them as soon as I figure out how.
    FISN50, let me know how you did it; I got a bunch I'd like to post also.

    Thanks,
    Neil
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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    Default Re: Home Made Gadgets

    Fly2Fish

    All you do is press on the Reply button, type some text and then scroll down, under the field "Additional Options" you will see a button "Manage Attachments". Press that button and you will see a button that says "Browse", press that button to find the photo you want to upload, then once you have that located, press the Upload button. The only caution is to make sure the photo if in jpeg format isn't any larger than 97.7 KB.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Home Made Gadgets

    Here's the photos. I put in the mini grabbers & a fly for perspective.
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    Hi there I am a UK enthusiast without a lot of experience, and have to book out 3 months in advance from busy work for a days expensive lake rainbow trout fishing. I pack some lunch with a bottle of beer and I am as happy as a man who has just won the lottery, and of course a fish is a bonus. I like your idea of the click pen and I spend much time thinking of gadgets one idea is how to thread nylon through a small eye of a fly. Just use a needle threader the fine wire loop type poked through the eye, then pass the nylon through the loop and pull through easy save time and catch more fish

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    sounds pretty cool, could i see an image of it? and on that note anyone else who made a home made gadget?

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