Posts Tagged ‘fly fishing’

Fly Fisher’s Essential Gadgets!

July 16th, 2015
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BN-JC780_teches_J_20150626111835[Photo Credit:  Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2015)]

Summer is the best time of year for Fly Fishers, Hikers, and Campers!  So many adventures and wonderful places to go far away from crowds and confusion.  Packing light and smart is the key to all successful travel and these sports enthusiasts know how to do it best!

Recently, there was a terrific article in the Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2015) by Chris Kornelis titled, “Fly Fisher April Vokey’s Favorite Gadgets“.   Super Glue was honored to be listed, and pictured, as one of Fly Fisher, April Vokey’s favorite gadgets!  We know that fly fishers depend on super glue to reinforce knots on specialty flies, and all hikers and campers appreciate having super glue along as a fix all for tool, boot, and tent repairs as well as a great coating over blisters and calluses.   We wrote some tips about this in our June 2013 Newsletter … Check it out for more information!

Enjoy the rest of this amazing summer and don’t forget to take along some tubes of super glue with you … Let us know how super glue came in handy on your adventure and you may win some free samples!!!

Want Trout? Try Tying A Brassie with Zap-A-Gap

July 26th, 2012
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Are you a trout fishing enthusiast?  Do you have difficulty getting your fly down to where the trout feed?  According to Tim Flagler, “The brassie is simply an extremely effective pattern which imitates both caddis and midge larvae, with the added bonus that it sinks like a rock, getting down to levels where the trout most often feed.”

Check it out — this video is OUTSTANDING!  We are, of course, proud that it features our product Zap-A-Gap … we’ve heard anecdotal evidence for many, many years that fly fishermen love Zap-A-Gap for fly tying, but this descriptive visual is really first-rate and will, most importantly,  help you catch more trout!!  Here you go:

Brassie from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

If you would like to try Zap-A-Gap for fly tying, send us your name, address, and a request for “Sample of Zap-A-Gap for Fly Tying” via this link and we will send you a bottle.  Supplies are limited and offer expires August 31, 2012.

ZAP for Fly Fishing!

September 15th, 2011
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Zap-in-SV-225x300[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation]

This Super Glue Corp Chief Blogger was recently vacationing in Sun Valley and while I was hanging around the uber cool Silver Creek Outfitters store I spotted our ZAP Flyfishing Adhesive Product (perfect for fly tying) in the store.  As a marketer this made me very happy, so I snapped this picture for the blog.

Later my group and I went out with a couple of guides (Bob & Thatcher) and waded in the river in search of some mighty trout.  Our novice group wasn’t too successful with the fishing that day (a more experienced member of our group had gone out the day before with Silver Creek guides and caught 19 fish in an afternoon!), but we had a lot of fun and saw lots of wildlife … elk, goats, and even some harmless snakes (I didn’t see the snakes, thankfully!).

This video shows the status of the fly fishing in the Sun Valley area right around the time that we were there.  Check it out!

Fly fishing is an amazingly involved sport that requires knowledge and skill!  Along with the actual skill involved with the fishing there is the added talent involved with making your own flies!  Check out this video showing the skill involved with fly tying (also note the ZAP adhesive he uses!).  If you’re a fly fisher who ties flies with ZAP adhesives send us your story and you may win some sample products.

 

 

Fly-Tying Tip

February 19th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Winona Fly Factory]

What do Zap Glues have to do with fly fishing?

Apparently Zap Glues can be combined with wire fly tying to create some pretty authentic looking midge larva. 

Enticing trout on streams is not only a sport, but a science and an art.  The Winona Fly Fishing blog has terrific tips incorporating all three of these aspects of fly fishing.   We particularly like this one featuring Zap A Gap CA

Here’s a brief description of the process involved (note:  go directly to Winona FlyFishing blog for the complete article):

 “Taking a section of Ultra Wire (size BR) I wrap tight kissing turns the length of the hook shank on this Dia-Riki 135 Scud Hook (#20). To cleanly remove both tag ends wiggle the wire against the hook shank until it pops free, I often use a pair of forceps to aid me in this to save on the amount of wire I use. Use your (dirty in my case) fingernails to push the wire together removing as much of the gap between wraps as possible. Once finished use a thin layer of Zap-a-Gap to seal the wire and adhere it to the hook. This method allows for a neat, thin, segmented body without cluttering the hook with thread. I find it to be very effective but I should note: Allow the Glue to DRY! before touching it. If you do not you will ruin the nice clear finish that allows you to see the wire properly.”

Here’s recent video posted on the same site to motivate you to want to get out there and fly fish now!  Go Get ‘Em!