Saturday, April 24, 2010

Handy Little Item For Fly Fishing

  I am sitting here today watching for tornados and straight line winds headed this way. We are under a tornado watch until midnight. This really makes for a nervous situation so I thought I might com my nerves by sharing a post with all of you. How many of us have problems threading the tippet through the eye of those tiny size 28-30 files? I came across this neat little item the other day at one of the local fly shops in Birmingham. It’s the 20/20/ Magnetic Tippet Threader which makes threading those little flies a breach. Here is how it works. You simply place the fly in the depression with the eye of the fly perpendicular to the groove. Once you have positioned the fly slide the tippet down the groove towards and through the eye about an inch or two. Grab the excess tippet on either side of the fly and lift from the threader and tie your knot. It is as simply as that. There is also a D-Ring that comes with the threader so one can attach it to your vest. The threader is priced at 8.00 which in the fly fishing industry is a bargain. I have found it works great on flies with or without beadheads. The little magnet positioned at its base is strong enough to hold the fly even in the strongest winds. I am really sold on this product because of the simplicity and the cost. Everyone say a pray for us here in Alabama today, because we are in for some horrible weather this afternoon and tonight.

14 comments:

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Stay safe down there Bill!! There are some massive tornadoes to the west of you guys in Mississippi.

Bill Trussell said...

Hugh tornado in Yazoo Miss. massive damage. We will be under the gun until midnight. Hope you guys miss most of this weather.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

The Yazoo City twister awestruck me. 3/4 miles across. I remember watching the warnings stream across Mississippi as that single long-lived tornado tore through central MS. Hope all of that misses you guys. Some rain is what we want, not tornadoes!!

Bill Trussell said...

A tornado is within 2 miles of our house and we are headed to the basement--hope to get back soon

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Hope you guys are okay. I'm watching the coverage of the tornado bearing down on Jasper. Hope it strays away from you guys....

Tyler

Mel said...

Bill, hope all is well with you down your way. Stay as safe as can be and will wait for your next update.

God bless!

Bill Trussell said...

Just left the basement and wen back upstairs---the tornado went a couple miles north of us and is over Smith Lake. We are watching another one off to our southwest, that could be headed in our direction. It is going to be a long night. Thanks Tyler for the concern.

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Mel
My wife and I are headed back to the basement, strong storms coming from the southwest,heavy rain, and another tornado headed in our direction---

Bigerrfish said...

Well how was the weather through the night? you still have internet connection so that means you have a house right?...... good luck beating the storm and then good luck putting pressure back on nature with a hook!!!

Bill Trussell said...

The last tornado came through around 10 p.m. last night; it went 3 miles south of Jasper. There was property damage in some small towns south of us but no one was injured. This is what to expect as far as weather is concerned when you live in the Deep South. The downside to all this rain we got is more generation for the tailrace, and no trout fishing for some time.

Dennis said...

Glad you made it through the weather ok Bill...and thanks for the tip on that tool, I'm like Fred Sanford anymore when reading or tying knotts...time for glasses it seems...again glad you guys are ok, Dennis

Bill Trussell said...

I hate to be pessimistic but we will be in for more bad weather before the summer. The weather in the south is ideal for tornados because of the high humidity levels. The tippet threader can be found in most fly shops. I also like the magnifying lens that clips onto your cap. Both of these items I need even with contacts. Glasses get in my way.

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Bill Trussell said...

click on the Contact Me icon on my blog----right column half way down