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Ways to set up a fly
Nov 17th, 2010 at 7:32pm
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hi i have got a 4m x 3m fly and recently took it into the bush but throughout the night the wind got under it. is there a good way to set it up so that the wind wont get in under it?
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2010 at 8:30pm
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Just pitch the sides lower. As in the side facing the wind pegged on the ground.

You don't need to be able to stand up underneath it.


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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #2 - Nov 17th, 2010 at 8:32pm
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And keep it tight.

It won't flap around as much in the wind and any rain is less likely to pool.




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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #3 - Nov 17th, 2010 at 9:14pm
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As Varmint has said - and select ground that will afford cover from the wind if it's likely to get up - in the lee of a bank or tucked into a thicket of dense hebes/high tussock etc.
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:13am
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Only way to stop it getting under it is to put up the rest of the tent.

As already said, where you position it in trelation to the wind will reduce the wind but not stop it.
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #5 - Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:01pm
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In higher winds, pitch the fly over a string thats tied tight between two trees/poles.Then tie your fly down as per normal. this will stop the flapping.
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #6 - Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:10pm
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Here's a couple of ways to do it, This a standard Huntech fly can still easily fit 2 people and gear. To save on getting extra peg or tie off points added, where it is pegged in the corners or where ever I want to peg it I just stick some thin double sided foam tape to the fly then use a tarp clip over the top so the clip doesn't damage the fly.









  
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Reply #7 - Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:28pm
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I hope you slept in it after going through all that trouble Billet?
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #8 - Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:39pm
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Tight is the answer Grin
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #9 - Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:46pm
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Po55umplukka wrote on Nov 19th, 2010 at 8:28pm:
I hope you slept in it after going through all that trouble Billet?


Unfortunately, No not that night but have set it up like this a few times in the bush now, to be honest it took a little time to get it right at first, but once I figured out how to get the tarp clips to hold and in the right positions it goes up easy enough now.  
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #10 - Nov 20th, 2010 at 5:51pm
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billettnz is that a standard rectangular fly??? if it is have you added anything to it?
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #11 - Nov 20th, 2010 at 6:18pm
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spear fisho wrote on Nov 20th, 2010 at 5:51pm:
billettnz is that a standard rectangular fly??? if it is have you added anything to it?


Yes just a standard Huntech rectangular fly, The only other thing that has been used to set it is 4 tarp clips like these and a bit of double sided tape


  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #12 - Nov 20th, 2010 at 7:53pm
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Great looking setup billetnz
  
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Re: Ways to set up a fly
Reply #14 - Nov 21st, 2010 at 12:05am
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Wow,

I love this place I learn so much about everything outdoors! Fly's are not so common here but that looks like an option now for sure.

Thanks for the great post

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