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Iain Cameron

fly threaders?
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:34:45 PM »
...a frustrating 20 min's trying to tie on a sedge without my glasses I threw a wobbler and went home.

I've bought, but not properly road tested yet, some of the C&F (Cow and Field?) fly threaders; idea is you thread a few likely flies on at home, and then pass the tippet through the large wire 'eye' of the threader. Thus avoiding tears of frustration on the riverbank.  http://www.hartflyshop.com/spare-threader-packs



might be worth checking out, if you've not already.
moo!
iain

Mike Barrio

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 12:44:41 PM »
"Cow and Field" ........  :z4  :z4  :z4
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Marc Fauvet

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 12:56:18 PM »
 :z4 :z4 :z4

sure, not a bad gizmo (they can be very cheaply made with a guitar string btw) but it only helps with threading the hook eye.
if the user's vision is that bad they're better off imo with a pair of cheap reading glasses that'll help with tying on the knot and other close-up activities as well. there's also the really dorky clip onto the cap brim thingies (Will  :z7) but they're full-time dorky whereas the glasses can be put away after use  :z13

cheers,
marc

Goolager

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 15:16:05 PM »
Yup, these are perfect if the tippet diameter x 2 + Wire diameter x 2 is less than the ID of the fly eye. Been caught out with that before.

Iain

Ben_D

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 16:26:43 PM »
I had the above but sold them off cheap as they didn't shift.  I could take them back in now everyone is getting a bit older  :z4

C&F also do a small box (CF201) with 8 threaders included andspace for another 4.

Other option Iain would be to tie 18" of tippet onto the flies you are likely to use and with a perfection loop at the other end the you've just to loop to loop the coiled tippet onto a perfection loop on the end of your tapeed leader.

Cheers

Ben

Goolager

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 19:57:51 PM »
Ben, it's an excellent idea but to do that would be admitting that I am an old codger so I'll muddle along in my pig headed dinosaurism.

iAIn

Will Shaw

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 14:37:06 PM »
:z4 :z4 :z4

sure, not a bad gizmo (they can be very cheaply made with a guitar string btw) but it only helps with threading the hook eye.
if the user's vision is that bad they're better off imo with a pair of cheap reading glasses that'll help with tying on the knot and other close-up activities as well. there's also the really dorky clip onto the cap brim thingies (Will  :z7) but they're full-time dorky whereas the glasses can be put away after use  :z13

cheers,
marc

Hey Marc, is that from one full-time dork to another?  :z4

Rob Brownfield

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 14:51:38 PM »
I know this sounds mad, but if you place the eye of the hook on the tip of your tongue, and then poke at it with the end of the leader, you can feel when the line goes through the eye.

It most deffinately works with hooks down to size 14, maybe some of you soft tongued devils might have success with smaller sizes?
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Iain Cameron

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 17:43:52 PM »
...they can be very cheaply made with a guitar string

i'm a bass player, I could probably make a threader for something the size of a shark hook using my old strings...

i can manage to tie a knot in the dark, just about.... it's getting the bloody tippet through the hook eye that I struggle with.
And yes, I think it's time to get some magnifying gizmo too.

yours blindly
iain

Allan Liddle

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 12:50:57 PM »
Get glasses or learn the fully extended arms and tongue sticking oot method the rest of us do.  :z4

Iain Cameron

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 14:12:53 PM »
Get glasses or learn the fully extended arms and tongue sticking oot method the rest of us do.  :z4

my arms are shrinking it seems, cos I don't seem to be able to hold books, hooks or flees far enough away to focus on them...

Allan Liddle

Re: fly threaders?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 17:13:56 PM »
Yup i thought my arms were shrinking as well, turns out it's my belly that's increasing  :shock :z4 :z4

 





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