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    Default Inexspensive and ingenous CDC tool

    The MPJ CDC tool has made the working and tying with CDC a pleasure.

    Somewhere along my travels I stumbled across a home made CDC tool that is inexspensive and ingenious.
    A bit of closed cell foam a knife and "Bob is your uncle"

    For travelling, I now only take a single MPJ clamp and the home made unit.
    It is unbreakable takes up less space than the 3 MPJ tools doing the same job.

    The photos are self explanatory and if you have any questions, let me know.
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    Last edited by Korrie; 21-09-12 at 01:06 PM.
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    The closed cell foam is cut at an angle to accomodate the short and the long CDC feathers.
    To make a inexpensive CDC clip to grip the CDC from the closed cell foam you can use a normal bull dog glip with a strip of thin closed cell foam lined on the in sides fo the Bulldog clip.
    A replacement of the MPJ tools for about R20.00 and works just as good.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    and works just as good.
    ipse dixit
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    Craig

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    Might do the job... doubt whether it will work just as well though.

    The MPJ Tools tension is presumably not as harsh on the fibres as a bulldog clip might be.

    Anyway nice idea though as the MPJ tool is too much expensive
    Last edited by Jean Bence; 21-09-12 at 10:15 AM.

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    Cool.. but don't think it is necessary at all.
    Fly fishing, fly tying & rod building.....

    http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/album.php?u=2531

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    Thanks Korrie nice idea
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    Gael mentioned this idea about 5 years ago on Flytalk - http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showt...ght=magic+tool
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    The guy, where I saw it, probably stole the idea from Gael.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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