I was asked by a friend to tie some flies for his trip to north scandinavia. The result: Three Samurais and three freestyle Sunray Shadow.
There are a lot of tools for the fly tier on the market. Some are good, some are useless, some are expensive but worth the money, some are cheap and still super usefull.
I used a lot of different tools and gimmicks in the last 20 years, and in this series I want to show things, which worked well for me and I’ll try to tell you why.
I begin with something very special, the Bug Bond Pro Light Mains Adapter.
When you look at my flies, you’ll see that I work a lot with uv resin. No matter if I tie dries and nymphs or streamer and flies for pike, seatrout, asp, …
Working with uv resin means, you have to use a uv torch with maximun battery power to harden the resin. I often saw people using a torch with low power, wondering, why the resin won’t cure like it should.
Bug Bond offers a nice solution for the power problem: An adapter for your pro torch to connect it with your power supply at home. You just have to screw the adapter into the torch and you have a super strong uv torch every time.
To connect the adapter with the torch, you have to screw off the switch at the end.
Maybe you’re asking yourself how to switch on the torch without the switch at the end? With the Kit comes a solid foot switch like you know them from sewing machines. Just put your foot on the pedal and the torch will do it’s job.
The torch is always hanging from on of my lamps on my tying desk ready for some action.
I f you like to use uv resin for your tying, then I can recommend you the Mains Adapter. It’s super nice to use, you got always maximum curing power and you don’t have to care about the batteries.
I use the Adapter now several months and I don’t want to miss it.
I was asked to tie some Samurai Salmon Tubes. This tube fly pattern was created by the famous salmon fly fisherman Mikael Frödin from Sweden.
It’s his version of a Sunray Shadow. It’s not a complicated fly to tie, but a fly, where you can see the fishing potential from the first sight.
I was in the mood to tie a tube fly this morning. My friend, the famous dutch fly tyer André Miegies gave me a tube fly at the „Gronauer Lachstage“ this year in may. I loved the color combination he uses and I had to try it myself. Here is the result. I got a good feeling, when I look at it…. ;-)
Thanks again André!