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Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 13:54:44 MDT Print View

I'm not sure if everyone already knows about this, but I came across this while browsing the internet for UL fly fishing equipment.

2.125 oz

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.

-Sid

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F
BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 14:02:00 MDT Print View

That'll be nice for us newbies. We can get all the basics in one go.

Edited by Ramapo on 04/14/2010 18:01:24 MDT.

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
Re: BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 14:13:24 MDT Print View

I'm trying to find the lightest pair of fly fishing hemostats. I wonder which kind they use in the kit.

-Sid

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F
Hemostats on 04/14/2010 14:27:35 MDT Print View

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.

Justin Tremlin
(notu) - F

Locale: Central Washington
Re: BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 14:52:56 MDT Print View

Oh I want one (I mean, I really want one). Does anybody know what it will cost?

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
"BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed!" on 04/14/2010 15:05:57 MDT Print View

I'd like one those myself. :)

Jacob Smith
(Wrongturn) - MLife

Locale: The Soda
I'm In on 04/14/2010 15:07:56 MDT Print View

I'll definetly be in for one of these kits and the rod.

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
Re: Re: BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 15:14:17 MDT Print View

"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).

-Sid

Edited by Red_Fox on 04/14/2010 15:15:23 MDT.

Justin Tremlin
(notu) - F

Locale: Central Washington
3x Re: BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 15:22:14 MDT Print View

I'd pay just over $100.00. My wife hope your wrong also. But I am a sucker for nice things in display boxes.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
UL Wooden Box? on 04/14/2010 15:23:30 MDT Print View

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! ;-)

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed!" on 04/14/2010 15:29:47 MDT Print View

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.

Edited by socalpacker on 04/14/2010 15:32:09 MDT.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 15:35:20 MDT Print View

Oh man, I think you scooped BPL on this! Sneaky!

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
Re: RE: "BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed!" on 04/14/2010 16:21:30 MDT Print View

"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.

-Sid

Edit: Corrected weight of a small Morell foam box.

Edited by Red_Fox on 04/20/2010 22:41:48 MDT.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed! on 04/14/2010 17:10:41 MDT Print View

BPL Bamboo Fly Boxes

You know you want one of the boxes!

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Too true! on 04/14/2010 19:16:39 MDT Print View

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!!!

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Boxes on 04/14/2010 22:24:56 MDT Print View

Those wooden boxes are really nice, but the foam ones are quite nice too and way lighter.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "BPL UL Fly Fishing Kit Revealed!" on 04/17/2010 00:17:47 MDT Print View

Stephen - Hahaha - I don't blame you.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
UL spin fishing on 04/17/2010 19:14:57 MDT Print View

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.

Eric