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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:06 am • # 81 
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I can speak to Barry's idea of buying these garage sale bags. After seeing Barry's system, I went out and bought a few- most were padded lunch bags which limited the number of reels but proved effective.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:49 am • # 82 
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Great idea Barry. I never would have thought of that.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:08 am • # 83 
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I bought a package of boys ankle high socks (8 pair to a bag) for $3.99.
They make excellent reel covers. 16 for $4 is hard to pass up.
They come in black or white.

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I bought a closed cell foam workout pad from WalMart 3' x 6' for $5.88.
I use that foam for fly box liners. Glue it in and take a single edged razor
blade and cut grooves in it. The hooks slide right in and out but don't fall out.

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Go to the garden section at Big Lots and pickup a kneeling pad. It's closed
cell foam and comes in lots of different colors for $2. You can cut it into strips
for making hoppers (like Fishy's Hopper). One pad makes hundreds of hoppers.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:11 am • # 84 
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flyflingerandy1 wrote:
pszy, you gave away one of my secrets...I think I will prefer parachute cord better though.
I have a 2000' spool of parachute cord I carry in my truck. Image
If you run across me somewhere I'll give ya some.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:29 am • # 85 
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good hints Jerry; I'm thinking about getting some of those kneeling pads to put under my yak seat for a little elevation and a lot more comfort. Maybe take four of them; glue them together crosswise, then cut to fit under the seat, use the discards for poppers.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:33 am • # 86 
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Gene, we used the foam cushions they sell at WalMart for bleacher seats for a long time and they worked really well.
They had UT on them but that didn't matter. We found them on clearance for $3 or $4.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:32 am • # 87 
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I'll look for them. But I need an inch of elevation in my little yak; it always has about an inch of water in the seat so my butts always wet; my prowler stays pretty dry but my dusk to dawn seat has no padding in the bottom. I used to have a big ole soft butt butt it moved to the front for some reason; now its bony like a buffalo!!!!!LOL


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:27 am • # 88 
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pearow wrote:
I'll look for them. But I need an inch of elevation in my little yak; it always has about an inch of water in the seat so my butts always wet; my prowler stays pretty dry but my dusk to dawn seat has no padding in the bottom. I used to have a big ole soft butt butt it moved to the front for some reason; now its bony like a buffalo!!!!!LOL
Really bad visual going on!!! Image


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:41 am • # 89 
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texascrappiefisherman wrote:
flyflingerandy1 wrote:
pszy, you gave away one of my secrets...I think I will prefer parachute cord better though.
I have a 2000' spool of parachute cord I carry in my truck. Image
If you run across me somewhere I'll give ya some.
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I also like to use parachute cord to make lanyards. I use heat shrink tubing to keep the ends from fraying, they come out looking like a shoelace with the little nubs on them.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:00 am • # 90 
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Yeah, heat shrink and a heat gun work great when fabricating with parachute cord.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:55 pm • # 91 
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Well today I was at the amazing discount house again (wal*mart) and found S.A. System X boxes for 12$ bought the two they had and called it a day.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:24 am • # 92 
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I've recently decided to use one (I don't know why, I just did).
I also refuse to pay the huge price so I made one.
I went to my local Goodwill store and bought a ski pole for $1,
I took the round piece around the shaft near the bottom (no idea what it's called)
off the pole, and slid a 3 inch piece of pool noodle onto it up to the base of the handle (it now floats).
It has a lanyard (or hand strap) on it and is very lightweight. I also use it as a backup
stakeout pole for my kayak. It works great. Image


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:21 am • # 93 
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Jerry,
That's agood one especially when you consider it makes anice toothpick for a yak.
I like garage sales -old padded luch bags make great reel bags for multiples.

Les


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:23 pm • # 94 
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Alpine ski poles are common on New York's Salmon river. they are cheap, strong and have carbide tips. the tips really bite into slippery rocks. the part at the bottom of the ski pole is called the basket. most ski poles have a wrist strap too, which allows the pole to stay on your wrist should you need to use your hand for something else.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:42 am • # 95 
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My daughter had a garage sale last weekend and had this little spice rack that rotates for sale; I "bargained" with her for awhile til she sold me the rack for a buck(if I would leave her alone) This thing only takes up 4 inches on the fly tying desk but has room for a lot of doo-dad storage in the 12 bottles that come with it and it rotates like a lazy susan. And I might can sell the old spices to russell for his camp kitchen and come out making a profit.(you dont have to be handsome if youre handy) HA!Image
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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:09 am • # 96 
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good eye. I like garage sales- you never know what'll turn up.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:38 pm • # 97 
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gene, i only use the freshest, and best available spices for you guys. yeah right. LOL!!! I hope you all never see me cook, when i have a real nasal drip problem!!


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:15 pm • # 98 
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that little visual just put me on a diet when I'm on the river!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:27 pm • # 99 
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I found another frugal way to get gear cheap...find a fly shop that has been around for awhile, and ask if they have had anyone drop off old reels lately. I just picked up a Martin 67SS for $10 in lightly used, not abused condition. Ask around and you will find deals.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:45 pm • # 100 
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Andy,
That's a novel idea. It kinda reminds me of when I ask friends if they have old used beadchains or other "junk" which can be used for tying material.

Les


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