Thursday, July 27, 2017

|By Simon Graham

More free swag from this years FFFT Expo. I've used more dubbings since moving back to SA than any other time in my fly fishing career purely because the type of fly fishing I'm doing these days warrants me using more of the stuff. Yes I blend my own dubbings at home but that was more through sheer necessity because I couldn't find the rights colour blends I needed over here. Now it looks like all my problems have been solved.

Flyworx dubbings are home grown and was started by Rod Smit up in Gauteng. What I've posted here is just a small sample from a much larger range they have on their shelves. Flyworx prices are very reasonable as well, and in all honesty with the cost of importing overseas brands into SA, let alone the time its taking for shipments to arrive into this country, I think all South African fly fisherman that tie their own flies as well as fly fishing retailers should really get behind and support a locally produced product.

Again these are just some b...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Some Black articulated minkies for those low light conditions after the sun has disappeared behind the Kamberg Hills. 50 mm of meaty goodness heading to a still water soon! Could have done a better job dressing the tie off point behind the beaded ones though.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Some more free swag courteous of Gordon van der Spey at the FFFT Expo. Over the years I’ve tried practically every UV resin on the market since they became popular 7 yrs ago. Clear cure goo, Deer creeks (Diamond White) Loon’s UV resin, Tuffeleye eventually settling with David Edwards Bug-Bond and have been with them since its inception in December 2009. All of them at some stage though have been quoted as saying that their products are the best on the market, Dries in 10 seconds or less and with a none tack free finish. So I have to admit I was intrigued to see a new kid on the block coming out of the States called “Solarez” which I’ve noticed lately being promoted through a number of FB pages I follow over here, also stating it’s the best UV resin on the market with a completely tack free finish.

Solarez comes in three consistencies (FLEX, THIN & THICK) and can be ordered in either these nifty 5 gram tubes or in the larger 2oz & 4oz bottle format. My only concern with using tubes is it...

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