Feb 1, 2010
I've seen and hear a lot of tips about cleaning and maintaining rod grips. As for me, I can be quite lazy and usually look for the simplest solution. The method I use to keep my grips looking good is just wiping it down with some Clorox bleach. I just take a piece of paper towel, dampen it with some bleach and start wiping my grip. I then rinse it off and and let it dry. Viola! Nice clean rejuvenated grip. No need for me to go out and buy any unnecessary things, and not much of a hassle.
Jan 26, 2010
Give those worn out flies a longer life. Instead of tossing those beaten flies away after a trip, bring them back to life with a good steam treatment. It will sure save you some time on the vise and money. All you need is some spare time, a stove, and a kettle with water. Doesn't get much easier than that. Just hold your fly in the steam from the spout, though be careful not to get it too close or too hot as it could damage the fly. Here I used a simple BWO for an example. As you can see the hackle was a bit worn and could use a good straightening. A quick steam treatment and a nice hot cup of tea after, and I am very satisfied with the results.
Jan 13, 2010
Candice the caddisfly, a plush doll creation by the Weird Bug Lady. Not the typical doll, but oddly enough I wish I had one. Who wouldn't want a cased caddis plushie? This girl sure is talented. Check out some of her other creations on her website at www.weirdbuglady.com. I may just have to keep an eye out for future insect creations.