Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ZAP GOO syringing

When gluing Puglisi-style post eyes on flies generally I use his method and use cautrery or a soldering iron to burn a little hole in the fibers then use a bodkin to slice a little ball of glue from the tip of the ZAP GOO II, placing it in the hole and spinning the bodkin while pulling it away to leave a nice clean little glue-ball in the hole for the eye. With Puglisi fibers, Congo Hair, and similar material this technique works great.

Lately I have been tying some baitfish patterns that have flash heads. I have noticed while using the above method to apply the glue has problems when trying to cleanly remove the bodkin from the flash without dragging a bunch of the flash around, making a mess. It is not too big of a deal, but if you are anal like me about finishing your flies then you may appreciate this.

I went to a medical supply store down the street and bought a plastic syringe for $1.50 and filed it with ZAP GOO. It works awesome for applying the perfect amount of glue, right where you want it without disturbing the flash fibers.

A slight hesitation before pulling the syringe away will help keep the GOO from stringing.

I have also found that if you wipe the tip of the syringe with a paper towel between applications it helps keep everything clean.


[Update] If you leave a little GOO poking out of the tip of the syringe, it dries and keeps all the rest of the glue nice and uncured. It is easy to pick off when you need to GOO again.

Also cutting off the threaded sheath around the tip with a razor makes it a little less cumbersome.


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Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day Crabs

Have fun and remember your raincoat.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Toilet wax applicator made easy

You may have already known that toilet bowl gasket wax works just as good as higher priced dubbing wax. And if you didn't, then I am here to tell you toilet bowl gasket wax works just as good as higher priced dubbing wax.

The only issue is one of application.

Just find an empty lip balm, twist the base till the push plate is back at the bottom, and smash the wax into the tube.

Now you have an easy, clean way to wax your thread... and a near-lifetime supply of said wax for around $3.

Happy dubbing.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Guy Fairy Tail

Once upon a time, a prince asked a beautiful princess "Will you marry me?"

The princess said NO.

And the prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and screwed skinny big titted broads and hunted and raced cars and went to naked bars and dated women half his age and drank wiskey, beer and rum and never heard bitching and never paid child support or alimony and ate fast food and and kept his house and guns and never got cheated on while he was at work and all his friends and family thought he was super cool as hell and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and fished when ever he wanted.

The End.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

They should never be where no one can hear them scream

I had slipped a pair of fine tipped tungsten scissors into my pocket just in case I sealed the deal.

She was maybe a 4, but the pleasures of the flesh were secondary in this situation as I had my eye on the "Fall Foliage" bundle tucked behind her ear while I ordered her another chocolate martini.

My fingers traced the outline of the snipping instrument in my front right pocket.

I could go for it here, the crowd is thin and I am two steps closer to the door than the only guy in the place that might give me any trouble. In her state she might not even notice.

She turns and smiles, thanking me with a little sway in her voice as she downs the drink and places her hand on my chest, biting her lower lip.

No need to rush, I think with a smile.

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