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Modern Tube Flies DVD

Just got my new DVD from Jack Cook of the Irish Angler........all I can say is WOW. Mikael FRODIN is a masterful tier. His ideas on the ability of the fly to swim will make you think twice about fly design. He is an incredible tier. His skills will most definately enhance your tying ability.

Even though the DVD is in Swedish, you will not have a problem following his techniques. Jack tells me that once the english versions come available he will swap all Swedish DVD's for the new version

Get this one folks...you will NOT be disappointed. Mikael ties 6 of his Temple Dog series; they are beautiful. He also swims one of them in his water treadmill, so you will see first hand how his flies have life and movement.......movement that means food to fish.

Thanks Jack................incredible DVD

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treadmill

Who sells the water treadmill? I assume this is the name of the device where you can put your fly in moving water to watch how it swims. I've seen them for sale somewhere before but can't find them. Google returns nothing.

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Water Treadmill

Hi Rob...I dont know who sells the water treadmill.

I am working on making one...I think with a little bit of planning one can be made fairly readily using materials available commercially for other applications.

I will see what I can do during the winter months.

I am also going to try and source out the mandrels he ties on as they are not available here yet. That along with the tube material. Unfortunately the tubing is only avail here in N America in sections 1 meter long. I am quite positive that it could be bought by the roll.

I have a few connections in the machining industry that may be able to make the mandrels out of a long handled allen wrench, turned down on a lathe, and stepped down to match the tube diameters, then rehardened to a case hardened level.

Also have connections in the plastic industry that know what a nutball fly tyer I am..so I may have some luck finding the tubing in rolls as well.

Let me know if you find something that may work for either the treadmill or any of the other materials we need for the temple dogs


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making one

I was thinking about making one, but I'm pretty lazy. If I find one online somewhere, I'll be sure to post it here.

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orvis has a device for swimming flies on there web site.
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Thanks Crobarr....I will check out their site.

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Water Treadmill

Crobarr.....The Orvis site did in fact have the water treadmill. Listed in Fly Fishing Accesories for those that would like to see it. It is the exact model that Mikeal Frodin uses...but at $149 US ...I am going to build one I think....some acrylic pipe and a return water pump used in garden or fountains should do the trick.

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The Step tapered Tube Adapter in the Mikael Frodin DVD will be available shortly. They will be $6.95. A box full has just been shipped from Sweden for me.

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Stepped Tube fly Mandrel

Hi Jack

Thats great,.....put me down for two please. I want a backup on hand.

I will also order some lengths of tubing off of you..but I will wait until the mandrels arrive

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How do they work?

Like a darning needle or something else?

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They are 3" long and sort of like a felting needle. They have a big diamerter at the rear, a mid size diameter in the middle, and small at the front. This allows them to handle the fat tubing at the back and still keep things snug on the shaft.

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Could you put up a picture of one in use, please.

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Hello Ted.

We met at the Clearwater Clave.

You really should get Jack to ship you the Two DVD set of Mikael tying his tubes....it really is beyond the scope of this forum to describe what an awesome tyer Mikael is. You just have to see it. Wonderful

The mandrel Jack has for sale is used throughout the DVD


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Example

Mikael always incorporate the connector tube into the tube body. This means he uses two sizes of tubing in each pattern. The rear part is larger and also servers as the connector. The smaller tubing is pulled through the larger and leaves about 1/8" gap at the rear for the hook. A drop of super glue before the pull completes the union.

Using two sizes of tubing on a straight needle results in the rear part of the tube being quite loose on the mandrel. The step taper allows the fat tubing to seat just as well as the small tubing at the same time. In the photo you can see clear large tubing at the rear with orange tubing inside of it.

Paul is right. Mikael is a magician. Nothing fancy, everything very simple but the results are dynamite. I spoke with Miael the other day and he tells me the English version is being worked.

Another advantage of this mandel is that the pointer part of it has edges rather than being round. This means it will grap the tubing you place in it so it does not spin. This makes tying micros a breeze. Even the tiny Shumakov liner tubing locks right in.


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Wrapping Materials

I noticed that Michael wraps his materials "backwards". In other words, the opposite direction of the thread wraps. Does anyone have any explanation for this? (can't wait for the english version!)

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