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Oct 30th, 2010 at 10:06am
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have a biv bag and huntech fly but am after a smaller one for the walk in overnighter where i hunt till dark then camp up in the bush..where i go down clements its sometimes hard to find enough room to sling the huntech as its around 8ftx12ft..anyone know of a good fly to use which is smaller?not after warehouse tarp either as want it too last..cheers
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #1 - Oct 30th, 2010 at 10:34am
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moontrail.com seems to have lots of different models of lightweight flys.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 30th, 2010 at 10:53am
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just had a look an if those prices are in us dollars plus shipping it looks like it might be a red shed special after all.. Shocked
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 30th, 2010 at 3:05pm
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i make my own flys in a variety of sizes right down to 1m x 1m to use with a lightweight bivy-bag on ultralight trips. Easy and cheep to make  so long as you can find at least one friend with a working sewing machine.
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #4 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 12:47am
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the mrs has a sewing machine..what material do you use for them ?
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 7:30am
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Go and see a fabric store and ask for some nylon. Get some 1" webbing that can be sewed on that you can peg down or tie ropes to.
  

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Reply #6 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 8:06am
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Search "Siltarp" from Integral designs in the states. They have a range of small and really lightweight flies.

BC and GQHOON have one.
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 10:53am
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mick hunter wrote on Oct 31st, 2010 at 8:06am:
Search "Siltarp" from Integral designs in the states. They have a range of small and really lightweight flies.

BC and GQHOON have one.


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Reply #8 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 5:36pm
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Yeah, HOONS one is the bigger one and still weighs next to nothing.
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #9 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 6:03pm
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The fly Mick is talking about is good but try a hammock as you don't need to find flat ground[dry] and they are light.
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #10 - Oct 31st, 2010 at 6:37pm
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this fly weights 106 grams, is 1.2m x 1m and cost about $10 to make with nylon from the local fabric shop. takes about 30 minutes for me to hem and sew in the webbing although someone who could sew would do the job in a couple of minutes.
The Outdoor research micronight bivy weights 529 grams.
Thats not a lot to carry for the protection it could give if needed.
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #11 - Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:17pm
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which model is the one in the photo there BC?looks like the sort of thing i am after..went to the website but hard to tell from the photos on there..cheers..an what did the shipping cost?price for one that looks similar to yours is $85  US but need to add shipping in ..
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #12 - Nov 1st, 2010 at 8:34pm
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I think his is the #1
  
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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #13 - Nov 2nd, 2010 at 10:20pm
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Eccles wrote on Oct 30th, 2010 at 3:05pm:
i make my own flys in a variety of sizes right down to 1m x 1m to use with a lightweight bivy-bag on ultralight trips. Easy and cheep to make  so long as you can find at least one friend with a working sewing machine.


+1  This is what I've done too.  Can post a pic if necessary but have made mine a more bat wing design and have extra tie down points for extra hold if it cuts up rough
  

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Re: lightweight fly
Reply #14 - Nov 3rd, 2010 at 2:22am
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+1 Siltarp 2 man Smiley
  

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