Apr 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm #1257721
I'm not sure if everyone already knows about this, but I came across this while browsing the internet for UL fly fishing equipment.
The kit is supposed to include:
-An ultralight lanyard pouch designed specifically for the kit components.
– A miniature handcrafted bamboo fly box filled with two dozen premium quality Tenkara flies.
– Two 30m spools of Frog Hair Tippet (5x & 6x).
– Backpacking Light's premium fly floatant packaged in its own ultralight MiniTube container.
– Two dozen non-toxic split shot packaged with Backpacking Light's own MicroDrop Split Shot Dispenser.
– Two YarnLite strike indicators.
– One pair of miniature ultralight hemostats for removing hooks and crimping split shot.
– Ultralight Nippers for trimming tippet.
– MicroZip license holder.
It is supposed to be available in Spring 2010.
-SidApr 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm #1597964
That'll be nice for us newbies. We can get all the basics in one go.Apr 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm #1597968
I'm trying to find the lightest pair of fly fishing hemostats. I wonder which kind they use in the kit.
-SidApr 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm #1597973
I don't think you need to worry about going light with hemostats. If you're going catch and release and the hook is set such that you need hemostats, do you really want to be fiddling around with tiny, UL hemostats while the trout suffers?
Just get a nice pair of 5.5" hemostats. They cost $4 and, most importantly, work and work humanely.Apr 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm #1597980
@notuLocale: Central Washington
Oh I want one (I mean, I really want one). Does anybody know what it will cost?Apr 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm #1597986
I'd like one those myself. :)Apr 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm #1597987
@wrongturnLocale: The Soda
I'll definetly be in for one of these kits and the rod.Apr 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm #1597992
"Oh I want one (I mean, I really want one). Does anybody know what it will cost?" -Justin Tremlin
Well, a set of 3 flies from Tenkara retail for $7.50. The spool of tippet line from Tenkara retails for $7.55. Since they will include two dozen Tenkara flies and two spools of tippet line in the kit, those alone will add $75.10 to the cost. I would guesstimate the kit will cost over $100. I may be wrong (I hope that I am).
-SidApr 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm #1598000
@notuLocale: Central Washington
I'd pay just over $100.00. My wife hope your wrong also. But I am a sucker for nice things in display boxes.Apr 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm #1598001
The wooden box looks both spendy and heavy!
And very nice!!!!!
My b-day is the end of May – anyone want to get me a nice birthday present! ;-)Apr 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm #1598005
Stephen – Hahaha… In this economy? Tell you what. I'll send you one of my b-day cards from earlier this year, but you'll have to send me the stamp to mail it. :)
The wood does look nice. I wonder what kind wood it is. Could be pretty light weight.Apr 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm #1598007
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
Oh man, I think you scooped BPL on this! Sneaky!Apr 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm #1598031
"The wood does look nice. I wonder what kind wood it is. Could be pretty light weight." -Kendall Clement
According to the website I found the information from, the wood is Bamboo. The box is supposed to weigh 2 1/8 oz. This is much heavier than a small Morell foam box at 0.6 oz. Definitely prettier though.
Edit: Corrected weight of a small Morell foam box.Apr 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm #1598060
You know you want one of the boxes!Apr 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm #1598119
You're right – I absolutely do want one!
Thanks for the offer of a used card, but I'm saving my pennies for a wood box, not a birthday card!!!Apr 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm #1598204
Those wooden boxes are really nice, but the foam ones are quite nice too and way lighter.Apr 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm #1598889
Stephen – Hahaha – I don't blame you.Apr 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm #1599041
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
I have a Cabela's carbon fiber telescoping rod & a Penn Ultra light spinning reel. I like spin fishing more than fly fishing but I do use a floating tippet and dry flys sometimes and sinking (wet) flys other times, depending on the season and the hatch.
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