For any fly in which he invests me in or he will use to fish the quality of the materials is key. Indeed for Juan Carlos an essen al is star ng with the thread that is the one that will hold everything and does not snap on him. Prior to using Nano Silk he ed flies with threads that were very thick. Juan Carlos required strength in fly assembly and fishing. The thin threads that he found in the market were simply not strong enough. When Juan Carlos photographed his flies he could see very large final knots and other details that he did not like. When Juan Carlos discovered the Semperfli Nano Silk threads he could not believe that such thin threads were so resistant! To get thin bodies or e parts of a realis c imita on that are the small details that make the diﬀerence, there is nothing be er than using these threads for a realis c fly er. Of course the reason Juan Carlos es flies Juan With His True Fishing Passion ‐ A Powerful Barbel is also for his fishing. With his flies he needs flies that last and do not fall apart quickly. Today Juan Carlos’s passion is fishing for Barbel. It is a stunning fish to catch, extremely powerful with stunning runs and it holds the bo om of the river with fast currents it is o en found in. For Barbel Juan Carlos uses reinforced hooks that weigh more and are much stronger than a For Juan fly standard trout hook. However the catch 22 for Juan Carlos is that for many of his realis c imita ons he need good buoyancy. This drives him to study materials closely durability is looking for quality in the other materials that he uses, like the foam.
critical. A fly needs to last for a dozen Barbel!
Juan Carlos says he does not understand fishermen who invest a lot of money in their rod and then li le in a good hook or materials to make their flies. This search for durability in his flies has made him stop using some natural materials. As he says they may be eﬀec ve natural materials but if they have limited durability, ge ng destroyed a er a couple of large aggressive Barbel ba les. For that reason he wants flies that can take a dozen fish. For his dry flies, the goal is to get that they float perfectly and resist many fish takes. He also like to fishing with light nymphs. For that reason he has moved to many of the Semperfli materials using Synthe c Perfect Quills, Straggle Legs, Iridescent Threads, Micro Metal all of which which give him the durability he requires. As me moved on he is using less natural materials from dead animals and more synthe c materials that normally are easier to work with and give a longer fly dura on for fishing. For Juan Carlos Semperfli makes a diﬀerence again. His philosophy is: “Do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
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Published on Feb 6, 2020