Most useless piece of kit you purchased?

Stewart

Skunk Happens
#48
Sheeps wool and ripple foam "drying patches". Flies jump off them (both) or won't come out (sheeps wool only). I just put my flies back in the box and if they rust, so what. I would have lost them if they'd been on my drying patch.
 
#50
Two words: Silver Creek
I disagree! Even during any Trico hatch I only taper down to 6X and my less experienced brother-in-law uses 5X and we always have similar success. Even a few guides I met don't have their clients go down beyond 6X since they probably get tired of tying on flies after every cast.
 

riseform

Active Member
#51
Fisherman's trash receptacle and fly rig holder (marketed as stream keeper?), purchased because I met the guide who invented the device (an old plastic film canister with an "X" cut in the lid and velcro around the sides). The velcro sticks to everything on your body and the trash pops right out as you try to shove it in. Good idea though.

As for the bugger barn, I love my Bugger Beast Jrs. Not exactly vest friendly due to the size, but it's so loaded with weapons I swear the James Bond theme plays every time it's opened.
 
#53
Fine, fine, maybe there was a breeze, or maybe I was a fool to fish the float-tubey section. The one time I fished Silver Creek it was absolutely windless and totally sunny. I tried 6x during the callibaetis hatch and couldn't buy a strike. Went to 7x and finally started getting strikes (er, sips). And, by the way, I can present a fly upstream, downstream, reach casts, etc... the fish could see my yard of 6x flouro and would have nothing to do with it. So, :p Richard :rofl:

Edit: okay, fine, I did get a fish on 6x flouro - nymphing!
 
#54
Sheeps wool and ripple foam "drying patches". Flies jump off them (both) or won't come out (sheeps wool only). I just put my flies back in the box and if they rust, so what. I would have lost them if they'd been on my drying patch.
Stewart:
I had the same problem. Saw an article in some fly fishing magazine and this guy had a plastic box which he drilled full of small holes to let the air in. He puts his wet flies in that box. The flies dry out and the hackle isn't messed up as bad. I tried it and it works! I lost way to many flies on my vest in the times past but this works well.

Keith
 
#55
Stewart:
I had the same problem. Saw an article in some fly fishing magazine and this guy had a plastic box which he drilled full of small holes to let the air in. He puts his wet flies in that box. The flies dry out and the hackle isn't messed up as bad. I tried it and it works! I lost way to many flies on my vest in the times past but this works well.

Keith

:hmmm: Isn't that what a hat is for?
 

GATOR9

Hey you guys
#57
OK, here goes and I have done some soul searching before admitting this and I totally blame this on my kids. During a very weak moment I purchased the Banjo Minnow kit. Thank God it is still in the garage collecting dust. :beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::eek:
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#58
very interesting thread! I guess everybody is different.
-I just started whip finishing with a tool, for me it is a lot more accurate than my fingers.
-I now have 4 cliffs Bugger barns, I think that they are great!
-I love my Sage 6126 z, I am glad I use mine.
-I also just picked up another vest as I m tired of the lanyard.
-I must have 4 c&f boxes that work great.
-I have an Orvis Mach reel on a 8wt spey rod. It seems to work fine so far.
I will keep a closer watch on the EE for the good stuff that you guys dont like! :thumb:
You're a post beta test, post recall user of the Mach :D
 
#59
OK, here goes and I have done some soul searching before admitting this and I totally blame this on my kids. During a very weak moment I purchased the Banjo Minnow kit. Thank God it is still in the garage collecting dust. :beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::eek:
Do you have a Popeil Pocket Fisherman too?:p
 
#60
OK, here goes and I have done some soul searching before admitting this and I totally blame this on my kids. During a very weak moment I purchased the Banjo Minnow kit. Thank God it is still in the garage collecting dust. :beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::eek:
:rofl: I had to look this up, the description is awesome...

The Banjo 006 Minnow™ 110-Piece Fishing System includes 32 lifelike Banjo 006 Minnows in 3 sizes and 7 colors featuring Diamond Flash holographic glitter. Includes 4 new detachable swimming eyes, 3 weighted jig eyes, 9 weedless hooks, 60 weedguards, 2 El Sinko hooks, and an instructional DVD.
 

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