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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.)
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.
Promote fly fishing in Florida!
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A happy discovery in Tampa Bay area waters: Atomic Sunfish!
When long time friend, Jeff Harrell, proprietor of Safety Harbor’s Bar Fly fly fishing-themed bar and its adjacent seafood grill, told me about catching Mayan Cichlids nearby, I was surprised. Cichlids are known to be found all over south Florida but I never expected them as far north as the Tampa Bay area where waters do get very chill during our colder winters. Yet, here they are and thankfully they are active and aggressive even during the hottest days when even bass are laid up on the bottom.