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Guest Schad M

Looked on internet for the Fly-O casting/practice aid. Wife's not to hip on $27.00 price and I already tipped her off so I can't buy one. Has anyone made ther own? What size yarn is on them? I have an old wooden handle ice pole that is fiberglass, not sure if that would work. What about the end section of your flyrod? Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.

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I've been desperate enough to make one out of yarn and the top half of a spinning rod. I think it was about this time last year. Can you say cabin fever? :blink:

 

What I found is that that you might have to tie a thick piece of yarn to a thin piece of yarn, essentially making a tapered leader. Yeah, and then I was rummaging around for some thick string to make a tippet... Sad really.

 

I also found that it's pretty much better to go outside to a snow covered park and cast to the snow trout. But seriously, casting outside is about a thousand times better than using a fly-o.

 

Hope that helps,

 

-jamie S

 

p.s. A 7'6" rod will work inside if you cast sidearm. Yeah, I figured that out last year, too. Then after knocking stuff over I figured I'd better head outside before I got in trouble... Thankfully spring was and is just around the corner.

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Guest rich mc

i have several. one is the original and other just rod tips. once you can get the timeing down and do a complete stop to make the loop form , the lesson is over. its great for demonstrating to new casters but once the show is over go and duplicate it on the long rod.

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I have used the yarn on a fiberglas light action spinning rod , a crappie rod and the tip section of a cane pole.

 

Oh! Outside is better but have used garage, pole barn and church hallway.

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