Tap's Top Tips for Flyfishermen in English
Do-it-yourself - pages for flyfishermen and rodbuilders
© Tapani Salmi 2001-16






NEW 2016: Graphite Rod Making DIY Is Possible!- CLICK HERE
Triangle TriStar Rod - Really Something Totally Different! - CLICK HERE!
Make a QUAD CANE FISHTAIL -FERRULE
Make a HEXACONAL CANE FERRULE using a Allen Wrench (HEX socket) Key
Power Fibers July 2007 (Vol 28): "New Version of the Quad Bamboo Ferrule"
Power Fibers Oct 2005 (Vol 21) article: "Amateur Experiments with Planing Forms" by Tapani Salmi
Power Fibers July 2006 (Vol 24) article: "Don't Try This at Home" by Tapani Salmi et al

Do it yourself - a practical TUBE FLY BOX - in English
Weighing epoxy or other two compoment glue/varnish with a Rodmakers precision scale - in English
Make a SCARF JOINT FERRULE to the cane rod using SHRINK TUBE material - in English

Make a guiding groove for your index finger to the cork grip of your rod and get extra control of the rod - in English

This is a simple EXCEL program to convert a 6 strip taper into four of five strip taper
Calculate a 4 (quad) or 5 (penta) strip rod and diameters of soaked strips - in English

How to make a cheap and easy-to-make cane coated brass-tube ferrule to your split cane rod
Build a CANE COATED FERRULE - in English

Experimentation with an inside-out split cane rod, adjust the taper of the completed rod!
Build an INSIDE-OUT Bamboo Rod - in English

A cheap, practical and easy-to-make fly hook sharpener - do-it-yourself in 5 minutes:
Fly HOOK SHARPENER - in English

After wrap varnishing you may need a rod turner. With this construction you can turn six rods simultaneously!
A Six ROD TURNER - in English

ADULT PAGES - for middle aged flyfishermen and -women only! If you need a magnifying glass for fly tying, rod making and knot tying you should visit this page!
A Practical MAGNIFYING LENS for a Flyfisherman - in English

If you tie your flies you can now build a cheap TEST TANK to explore the action of your wet flies in running water. Build a FLY TEST TANK - in English

CC (Common Cents system) Tables for Euro (5 Cent and 1 Cent) Coins Test your Rods


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