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We are no longer publishing Florida Fly Fishing magazine

We are no longer publishing but feel free to enjoy what you read here since it’s always been for the readers anyway!

Fly Fishing Film Tour Comes to Florida

In Tampa February 19 and Key West March 16!

Discount Tickets ($13) available at: 

Tampa Bay On The Fly or Bar Fly in Safety Harbor

Tampa, FL
TAMPA PITCHER SHOW
14416 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL, 33618
February 19
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Key West, FL
Tropic Cinema
416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040
March 16

Material Bobbin Bottle makes using chenille, etc easier

By Ken Roy

Editor’s Note: It’s good to see innovative solutions to every day problems we face in fly fishing. An Earth shaking solution? No. End World hunger? Nuh uh. Make it a little easier to deal with that cable of crap we need to wrap on a hook? Well, yeah…and that’s enough. For now.

Tying with Estaz, chenille and yarn right off the card has never been an easy proposition for me.  I usually cut an approximate length rather than try to wrap from the card.  This often resulted in a piece of Estaz cut too short or too long.  Either way resulted in waste of a rather expensive material and also time.  Many years of thinking “There ought to be a better way” resulted in my Material Bobbin/Bottle.

The bottles can be purchased at Jo Ann’s Fabrics as well as most craft stores.  The little orange thing in the photo is a foam ear plug.  The foam ear plug’s function is to provide tension on the material.  (Estaz, chenille, yarn, etc.)

Uncoil material from its card and remove twists.

Uncoil material from its card and remove twists.

Push the bitter end of the material through the bottle spout (Inside out) and push the ear plug into the spout. Adjust tension by inserting the plug loose or tight.

Push the bitter end of the material through the bottle spout (Inside out) and push the ear plug into the spout. Adjust tension by inserting the plug loose or tight.

Push one end of the material into the bottle in sort of a spiral motion so it won't tangle.

Push one end of the material into the bottle in sort of a spiral motion so it won’t tangle.

Bobbin bottle ready to use.

Bobbin bottle ready to use.

Tying with the Bobbin Bottle.

Tying with the Bobbin Bottle.

Completed winter time Speckled Trout fly.

Completed winter time Speckled Trout fly.

Tarpon, bonefish become catch-and-release only beginning Sept. 1

Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring that tarpon and bonefish’s economic and fishing value remain for generations to come. Tarpon and bonefish become catch-and-release only fisheries beginning Sept. 1.

Fly shops, guides and fly fishing business interests: Promote fly fishing in Florida!

Promote fly fishing in Florida!

Shops, guides and companies with an interest in promoting fly fishing in the Sunshine State, send us articles to publish about what we have here, what you offer to the fly [or wants to be] fishing public. Articles get publicized in FB, LinkedIn and Twitter! Questions & Articles: editor@flaflyfish.com