Fly Line Weight Colour Code
I had been trying to figure out how to mark the weight of the fly line on the line itself.
First I tried using a marker pen. Using dots and dashes, like Morse Code.
But the markings got really messy and ugly.
Now I am doing it with Shrink Tubes for electrical wires.
I had been using these markings for quite some time now.
They worked just fine, and it is really neat.
Easy to remember.
I have fly lines, weight from 00 weight to 5 weight.
But I had created the colour codes just in case I have the other weights.
You can do the markings at either end of the fly line.
Initially I did the markings at both ends of the fly lines.
The fishes keep biting at the the markings and I missed hookups.
Now I do the markings on the ends connected to the backing.
There are a brown and transparent colour shrink tubes.
I used the transparent ones to mark sinking lines.
No markings on the floating lines.
These shrink tube markings also serve another purpose.
They are used to cover the whippings on the braided loops we used as loop-to-loop connections.
Making the connection look better and neat and, maybe stronger.
More Ugly Flies
More Ugly Flies.
Some fishes caught by these really Ugly Flies.
|Hooked on the upper lip.|
The Ulgy Flies Worked Like Crazy Charlies
The new Ugly Flies worked.
It swam upside down, just like the Crazy Charlie and Clouser.
Hook up, less likely to get snagged.
|Hooked on the upper lip. Just like what a Crazy Charlie would do.|
Twirl Leader With Tippet Swivel
It is not easy to find a small ring to use as tippet ring in Singapore.
Even the Sim Lim Tower electrical shops.
Made a Twirl Leader using a 2 mm swivel instead.
Shrink tubes shrunk to keep the whippings in place.
|Added the shrink wrap to hold the swivel in place.|
|Whip finishing kept in place by shrink wrap tube.|
Coho Fly Shop
Our very own Coho Fly Shop had moved.
The new location is:
2 Kallang Avenue
#02-08 CT Hub
Annie, Henry and Jude will always be there to serve you.
|Most helpful as ever. But he is still not fishing. Look at him.|
Ulglier Ugly Flies
Tied a few more even Ulglier Ugly Flies.
Fishes will probably hate them more and attack them with more force.
Tied some Ugly Flies.
Took some photos with the iPhone to test the macro shots and the digital zoom.
Some fishes caught with the Ugly Fly.
|After digital zoom by the iPhone.|