American Opossum Fur, Fly Tying Kit Bags, RIO GripShooter
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American Opossum Fur
Fly Tying Kit Bags
|American Opossum Fur On the Hide|
American Opossum under-fur has long been regarded as the best
natural substitute for harp seal dubbing fur. The thick lustrous
mid-length fur is the best for this purpose. Recently,
Scandinavian fly tiers have found that American Opossum is a
perfect winging material for Atlantic Salmon style flies. These
same flies are becoming extremely popular for Pacific Northwest
There are some practical reasons why. While being fished, and after being pulled from the water, American Opossum holds less water than Rabbit Strip, Temple Dog or Finn Raccoon, so flies tied with Opossum are easier to cast, because they weigh less. In its natural state, American Opossum is translucent cream color with darker tips which gives each fly a slightly darker dorsal stripe. This coloration mimics many aquatic food items that predator fish feed on. Dyed colors are brilliant, especially when wet.
Each hide is meticulously fleshed and tanned and then sanded until it is paper thin, and very pliable, but still very durable. To use this material the hair is not removed from the hide. Instead the hide is trimmed into a boat shape, which is wider at the front and tapers toward the rear. This is called a "Flag". Because the hide is so thin, this flag has a lot of movement when wet. The size of the flag is determined by the length of the hair, and also by the length of the hide strip. "Flag Flies" have really caught on in the Pacific Northwest for steelhead and Opossum has nearly replaced Rabbit Strip for tiers in-the-know, because it holds much less water and is so much easier to cast.
The picture above and the picture below are of the exact same fly. The steelhead in the background is 7-8 pounds.
In the picture above: Note the boat-shape piece of hide that anchors the wing.
|10600 101||American Opossum Fur||Natural White||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 105||American Opossum Fur||Black||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 106||American Opossum Fur||Hot Red||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 107||American Opossum Fur||Hot Orange||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 109||American Opossum Fur||Cyan Blue||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 111||American Opossum Fur||Hot Pink||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 112||American Opossum Fur||Hot Purple||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 113||American Opossum Fur||Chartreuse||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 118||American Opossum Fur||Fiery Brown||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 120||American Opossum Fur||Hot Yellow||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|10600 121||American Opossum Fur||Sunburst Yellow||$12.99||Sale Ended|
|Fly Tying Kit Bags|
|Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Kit Bag|
|Everything for the road. A
travel fly tying kit that’s ready when you are. Compact in size, but
designed so you can bring along all the essentials to match every
hatch Mother Nature throws at you.
|RTFTK-S||Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Kit Bag||Sand||$89.95||Sale Ended|
|All fly tiers need portable storage for their gear. The illustration above shows relative size of the two Fishpond fly tying bags. The Road Trip Bag is perfect for the travelling angler who wants to tie a few special flies while on the road. The Tomahawk Bag will carry all materials and tools needed for extended trips, and/or organize all your tools and materials for home use as well.|
Soft-sided for expandability. Everything for the road. A travel fly tying kit that's ready when you are. Compact in size, but designed so you can bring along all the essentials to match every hatch Mother Nature throws at you.
420 Denier Rip-stop nylon and 1680 Ballistic nylon 18" x 14.5" x 6"
|TFTK-AG||Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit||Aspen Green||$169.00||Sale Ended|
A super hard, slick finish oval-shaped nylon shooting line with a
bright orange handling line coated onto it for a better grip while
casting. The main line is GripShooter which has an extremely low
coefficient of friction for long distance casts. These lines are
"looped" for easy changing of shooting heads.
Length: 100 feet
|6-19040||RIO GripShooter, Blue||25 pound-test||$29.95||Sale Ended|
|6-19041||RIO GripShooter, Orange||35 pound-test||$29.95||Sale Ended|
|6-19042||RIO GripShooter, Red||44 pound-test||$29.95||Sale Ended|
|6-19043||RIO GripShooter, Yellow||50 pound-test||$29.95||Sale Ended|
Fish long & prosper,
Mark, Patty & Crew
P.O. Box 368 - 67296
East Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon 97067, USA
Voice: (503) 622-4607 or 1(800) 266-3971 FAX: (503) 622-5490
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