FLY OF THE MONTH
Blue Gill Beetle
tied by Norm Norlander
thinking about something a bit warmer (next summer) lets start with a
pretty simple and basic fly pattern that is fun to fish and really
works. Next spring when the Bluegills get on the beds, these
little foam floaters with wiggle legs are not welcome intruders and
attacked with great gusto. Oddly enough they also are remarkably
effective for still water trout fishing.
received my vise. I have been fly fishing for close to 50 years and
tying flies for a very long time. I would like to congratulate you on
the design of your vise. The operation of the Norvise is most efficient
and enjoyable to use. I will be ordering some accessories in the new
the Norvise and knowing Norm for over 20 years there has never been a
finer man nor product. Take away my Norvise and I will stop tying. I
wonder how close to a million flies I have tied in the past, all on the
ball bearing wonder from Kelso. Those new Fine Point Jaws are “over the
top” especially for the small stuff we use here on the UP.
Mike Kulhawick, Owner
Troutschoice, Grayling, MI
My vise and thread post sometime
“twist” and I can’t seem to get them tight enough with the mounting
bolts, is there anything I can do to stop this?
Yes, Place a “star type lock washer” on
the top of the board between the bottom of the vise, it will bite into
both the board and vise and works great.
The brass hubs on my NORVISE are losing their new shiny bright finish, can this be fixed?
These solid brass hubs are hand finished
then spayed with clear lacquer just like door knobs, faucets and other
brass products. The lacquer does wear away with time. If you want them
real shiny you can remove the lacquer completely with steel wool or fine
sandpaper and use brass polish from time to time. Most fly tiers don’t
bother, they sort of like the “patina” effect showing lots of use.
Starting the first weekend in January, NORVISE
will kick off the Show Season in Denver. Our complete schedule for 2013
is shown below. These events are a lot of fun, interesting and
informative, an opportunity to see whats new, get some ideas on how to
do it and where to go.