Last week I had an email from long time Bug-Bond user and friend, Tom Gorman... Tom was THE first overseas customer (out of my then circle of friends) of BUG-BOND. I remember getting an email in January 2010 from Tom just days after I opened the doors for business. Tom was going to Costa Rica and needed to get flies tied pronto... we messaged each other and I was soon sending product to an American living and working in Hong-Kong. Over the ensuing years we have kept in touch and I have followed Tom's fishing for Sailfish... Tom has kindly allowed me to share his email and photos.
Just back from
, where Bug-Bond had a hand in some excellent fly fishing for sailfish .
Attaching two pics, one "before" showing a ten-inch sailfish
popper I tied, with the fly head finished with Bug-Bond. It's tied tube-style
with a Rainy's popper head slipped on the front of the tube. Despite the raspy
bill, Bug-Bond held up beautifully. Rompin, Malaysia
The other pic, "after", shows the same fly as we brought one sail to the boat for release. The reel is an Abel Super 12, and I fished a Rio Outbound 12 wt WF F/I line which makes a fairly easy job of casting such a big fly for this kind of fly fishing.
Sails averaged around 30 kg. Fishing was slower than usual for this time of year but I managed to bring 4 to the boat in 3 days. Great fun. Guide was Dominic Pereira of Fishzone Sportfishing out of
who's a crack guide and great fellow to fish with. He and his partner Ian
Pinto are the go-to fly fishing guides in Rompin and have been for years . Singapore
Hope you can get there one of these days . Thanks for the 'bond'(Bug-Bond).
Thanks and best
It should be noted that Tom switched to BUG-BOND for all his fly line connections... the first to put his trust in BUG-BOND in that way on such a big trip back in 2010... Tom, thanks for your support.