Making your own streamer wallet is ideal for bigger flies like large predator flies but can be scaled down in size for trout streamer. Who better than owner of Predator on the Fly to share this DIY Tip? Musky, Pike, Bass, Gar, Stripers, Pecock Bass, Tarpon, Barracuda, Golden Dorado, Snook – Just a few predator fish that love flies. #uwotftuesdaytip
Predatory fish are fish that prey upon other fish or animals.
- Tough Spray on adhesive.
- Patch of Foam – Not too thin, has to hold your hook and not too thick or it won’t roll so easily.
- Supple Shelf Lining. This is your backer which will prevent the hooks from coming through
Cut the shelf lining down to slightly larger than your patch of foam.
Spray adhesive on the foam patch only. Cover thoroughly but evenly. Use only in a well ventilated area.
Place adhesive side of foam onto the flat side of your shelf liner, center it.
Apply a board bigger than your wallet and add weight to the center to apply even pressure and let dry for an hour.
After your meat wallet is dry you can start arranging your flies on it. To keep your wallet rolled use rubber bands or you can glue a fancy fastener to keep your wallet closed.
Arrange by Size
Nome typically arranges each meat wallet via size.
- All large flies together and all smaller flies together.
- All saltwater flies together, all freshwater flies together.
These wallets are easy to make and not very expensive. They save a LOT of room and weight when traveling and can easily be slipped into a backpack.
Nome Stark is the owner and operator at PredatorsOnTheFly.com, a fly tying & supply company. Nome has been a guide & educator since 2009. Guiding for Trout in the Northeast and Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, Pike & Musky in the Midwest. She is also a contributing Editor for Dun Magazine , Pro Tier for J. Stockard and pro staff for TFO Rods, 12wt, NorVice and Semperfli.