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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut_head75 View Post
    Its a Fly Retriever, and that is either going to be the best or the worst £12 I’ve ever spent. It’s a tool for getting flies back out of trees. You unwind the cord, place the tool on the tip of the rod, use the rod to hook it onto the branch, pull the rod out, and then pull on the cord to bend the branch down. On the small stream I fish it could save me a fortune in lost flies Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019




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    You've got to report back on that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut_head75 View Post
    Its a Fly Retriever, and that is either going to be the best or the worst £12 Iíve ever spent. Itís a tool for getting flies back out of trees. You unwind the cord, place the tool on the tip of the rod, use the rod to hook it onto the branch, pull the rod out, and then pull on the cord to bend the branch down. On the small stream I fish it could save me a fortune in lost flies Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019




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    sounds agood idea if it works you will have to let us know how you get on with it i have the same problem on a small stream i fish. Bffi 2019

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    Itís not so much the fly you retrieve but the tippet with a fly dangling on the end thatís important. Iíve heard accounts recently of someone who found a bat caught and trapped by such a thing.

    Retrieving your lost fly and tippet can only be a good thing, perhaps in unexpected ways?

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    In one of his books, Falkus spoke about a Brigadier "Briggy" Wilson coming up with the idea many, many years ago, a strong bent piece of metal attached to parachute cord & this then attached to a cigar tube. Same principle, cigar tube over rod tip, reach up & attach hook to offending branch, remove rod a put somewhere safe then pull down on the cord.....as someone once pointed out "There's nothing new in fly fishing".... how true.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Well I had a busy BFFI, sharpening scissors for the pro tyers, some had brought a fair few pairs with them from friends. The word is getting around that I CAN sharpen scissors, regardless of what the naysayers try to do to undermine it, including a few on here who poopooed the idea.

    I also got a few tips from seasoned anglers which, hopefully, will help me to catch some more fish. I struggle on.

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    Default Re: Bffi 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by peanut_head75 View Post
    Its a Fly Retriever, and that is either going to be the best or the worst £12 Iíve ever spent. Itís a tool for getting flies back out of trees. You unwind the cord, place the tool on the tip of the rod, use the rod to hook it onto the branch, pull the rod out, and then pull on the cord to bend the branch down. On the small stream I fish it could save me a fortune in lost flies Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019Bffi 2019




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    I've been carrying a bent bit of wire attached to a cord with me for years,mainly because I'm a tight git and don't like giving up my flies
    I fish, therefore I am 'Rene Descartes' { or was it captain birdseye}?

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    Was there both days and Saturday was very busy with a large queue of people trying to get in! Enjoyed the talks and talking to the pro-tyers, lots of lovely tying gear though I couldn't find anyone selling X-small UTC Ultrawire. Bought one of the Magtrap gadgets, be interesting to see how much use it gets!! Looking forward to next year already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongoch View Post
    Was there both days and Saturday was very busy with a large queue of people trying to get in! Enjoyed the talks and talking to the pro-tyers, lots of lovely tying gear though I couldn't find anyone selling X-small UTC Ultrawire. Bought one of the Magtrap gadgets, be interesting to see how much use it gets!! Looking forward to next year already.
    I just ordered one from Chris Edwards at Lathkill, he has gold, silver, red and green in stock.
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    I meant to got back round and get one of those mag traps but I forgot all about until I just read this. Balls! I guess Iíll have to order one now while the boss isnít looking. Bffi 2019Bffi 2019


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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut_head75 View Post
    I meant to got back round and get one of those mag traps but I forgot all about until I just read this. Balls! I guess I’ll have to order one now while the boss isn’t looking. Bffi 2019Bffi 2019


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    I was actually surprised with how small it is, thought it would be bigger! It's a nice idea but not exactly sure how it'll fit in with my sling pack setup, we'll see.

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