Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saltwater Edition of the FRA Newletter Coming Soon

Get ready for a Saltwater edition of the FRA Newsletter.  Features include "Chasing Giants" on Christmas Island & Hawaii, best locations in the world for Permit, new baitfish patterns, how to double the speed of your retrieve, and a lot more.  If you don't subscribe click here.  Pictured above is Mark Moller of Boulder, CO with the largest GT I have ever seen caught on a fly rod...has to be close to 100 pounds taken last year on Christmas Island from shore!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Simplified Quill Body Flies

Hareline Dubbing recently introduced a synthetic body wrap material that simulates natural quills.  It’s tough, long, offered in half dozen colors (can be modified with a marker), and reasonably priced ($4.50).

The body needs to be coated with a varnish or a light cure acrylic (Clear Cure Goo, Bug Bond, or Loon Clear Finish) to hold the color and enhance durability.

Rob Kolanda did some experimentation with the Quill Body Wrap which can be seen in the above photo.  Click Here if you would like to see a slide show of the individual patterns.

In addition, there is a pretty good video on this product done by Curtis Fry

Stop in and pick up a package or two next time you’re in the shop or send us an email and let us know what colors you would like to get