Well, itís official. Reading Sexyloops and
Snapcast now not only makes you more attractive to
the opposite sex, they soften your hands while you
do dishes, brighten your teeth and make you last
longer in bed.
As usual, heaps of good stuff for you in this
edition, and even more scintillating articles coming
up next month. Many thanks to the ĎLoopers that have
submitted so many great articles, weíll sift through
them and publish the best over the upcoming
I felt I needed to do a little explanation about the
brotherhood and the faith. I can assure you that
this has nothing to do with the public criticism I
have received from our most valued members of the
female community that may (or may not) have felt
offended by any comments made by either myself, or,
myself. Not to mention the confusion experienced by
our brothers of religious devotion or equminical
The brotherhood: A non sexual reference
referring to the camaraderie, mateship, universal
friendship, shared id and deep understanding that
comes from fly fishing.
The Faith: A general understanding of the
above, with a bit of greeny, appreciating the great
outdoors, and general smug feeling that we know
better than most about what the hell makes the
planet go Ďround.
Now that we've got that lot out in the open, on with
|SAGE FLi fly rod - And the winner is...
We took all the people who forwarded last months Snapcast
(one entry for each time Snapcast was forwarded); and all
new signups and put them in the draw for the Sage Fli rod.
The winner we pulled out was Lionel Gavin; which
didnít come as too much of a surprise as he forwarded our
newsletter to well over 100 people.
What did come as a surprise was the thought that Lionel
might have over 100 friends. Scary.
Congratulations Lionel, well done. Sage will fire out your
new rod shortly.
Donít feel disappointed if you didnít win this one, we still
have plenty of Sage goodies up our sleeves, and theyíll be
making guest appearances in more competitions over the
|Gear Review - Slick Stream Fly-line, Magnus.
Slick Stream 7/8 WF floating fly-line.
The conditions for test casting the Slick Stream
ideal. Spring has sprung but whoever decided Spring
on the 1st of March rather than the vernal equinox
live in Scotland, so, having found a moment of drizzle
between snow showers.
The Slick Stream is a limp line, even in cold
conditions it has
little coil memory, what it has casts out easily.
has become something of an obsession with UK fly
that should suit UK anglers well.
|RICE Therapy- Help! My arm's fallen off! by Dr. Gary Eaton
You've just thrown a personal best in the
preliminaries of the
distance competition qualifying for the finals in
Yeah Baby! Everything's going your way. As you raise
arm in triumph, it promptly falls off! Noooo!
Actually, it's still
attached, but there's a sore area. Whew! There's no
of professional help, and you want to keep from
worse before the finals.
What would be a good physical strategy?
R.I.C.E. THERAPY to the rescue!
This month, Doris pops in to help out with a tricky
For some time now Iíve been thinking about getting a
Prince Albert. I think it might be handy to attach a
to. What do you think?
Well Paul, first you need to understand that a good
ring is made from Gold, which is a non ferrous
would mean that you are not going to be able to use
those fancy magnetic attachments, but would have to
a clamp or clip of some sort. Given the position of the
attachment I donít think it wise to be fumbling
around with a
clamp anywhere near your willy!
Safety is a prime concern. Iím assuming that your
will be exposed, and you donít want to see it
hooking up in
the bushes and brambles Ė at least I certainly
Iím also not sure if we should be encouraging men to
around the river with their willies hanging out,
best go for something a little more conventional I
a nice earring or tattoo.
|De Vice! - The Vosseler fly tying vice.
Not only do Vosseler produce excellent fly reels,
but they also produce a unique fly tying vice.
Machined and finished in the manner weíve come to
expect from German engineering; the Vosseler vice
also comes equipped with a full blaupunkt hi fi system,
traction control, ABS and very clever GPS system.
And if those features arenít enough for you, the
Vosseler vice also features a cunning hook grasp
system and a unique suction base - Just the ticket
for sucking onto the bonnet of your truck when
youíre in the boonies and need to whip up a few
Woolly Buggers; or, in Pauls case, something olive
that could possibly be any number of flys.
The vice comes with a head designed to tie size 12
hooks and above, and very soon Mr Vosseler will be
releasing a ĎMidge Headí designed to grab those
fiddly little buggers that are size 12 and
Because heís an all round good guy, Ralf Vosseler
has decided to give one away to Snapcast readers.
To win the very clever Vosseler vice, youíll have to
do something very clever.
Tie up an original, new fly, something that weíve
not seen before and youíve not tied before.
a name, and post a pic up in the fly tying section
of the Sexyloops board.
Youíve got a month to come up with your new fly Ė
entries with traction control, GPS and blaupunkt hi
fiís will be judged favourably.
(If you win, you'll also have to send your winning
fly over to Ralf. - Yes really)
Within a huge caldera, this colorful rock park
pops with hot springs and a steady geyser. It has
gold and silver, sheer cliffs, rivers, and deep
cutthroat swims its waters and shares its name. A
is being held nearby in late July.
Name the park and give approximate coordinates for an
entry to win. 5 of the correct entries, drawn in a
way (I'm open to bribes in the form of tackle), will
Sexyloops "Flyfishing, Flycasting, and Socks" sticker.
Send your entry to
|In the Next Snapcast
Well, as I sit here on Saturday evening; quaffing a
moderately good New Zealand Chardonnay and dreaming
of Ari t hart reels, I can
honestly say Ė I have absolutely no idea.
We could have a great article on winter fishing for
chunky rainbows in central New Zealand from Bish -
If I could just find it.
I do have an awesome
piece on how to
catch monster browns -the photos on this one are
We might also feature an intriguing article on the
history of cane rods, (that's rods, not toads) and
we might even show you how
to cook a decent camp feed.
What I can guarantee, is a brilliant article on how
to make your own welded loops from Lasse, a
challenging piece on shooting heads from Lars, some
more reviews from the review guys, and some other
stuff that Iím yet to make up.
Until then, take care, be bad, and look after a
Cheers, from the guys (and grills) from Sexyloops.
Paul, Lars, Ben, Eric, Carlos, Magnus, Bob, Doris,
and me, bumcast.
A Step by Step guide to Sexyloops -By Bill Gammel
(This article has been up on the site for a
while, but for those new to Sexyloops, itís worth
pointing out again. ~Ed)
Well, if you are
reading this article, you have
discovered the wonderful world of Sexyloops.
Sexyloops is not just a web site, but a state of
mind. It is an area on the web like no other. You
can become totally immersed in the sport of fly
fishing. You can read about fly casting, fishing
destinations, fly tying, the life of a traveling
trout bum, but most of all you have direct access to
the most knowledgeable group of people that I
personally have found on the web.
ask any question, no matter how simple, and one or
several of a group of people will answer you to the
best of their ability. The leader is a trout bum by
the name of Paul Arden. If it is possible, he is an
expert fly fisherman. Paul is extremely
knowledgeable in most, if not all, aspects of the
sport. If you are in search of fly casting
knowledge, then there should be no question that you
are in the right place.