Over time I've accumulated a stash of flies that aren't fish worthy anymore but I'd still like the hooks.
The hard part is figuring out an easy way to remove the material. I tried using a razor to cut the material off. This worked but it is very time-consuming and tedious. The next bright idea was to set the fly on fire. I figured the material would burn off and I'd be left with just a hook. I learned flies are very flammable and the fumes really stink up your house.
Does anyone know of an easy method to strip the material off your flies? I'm thinking about starting a fly subscription service. Instead of sending you 10 flies every month you send me 10 of yours and I'll take the material off. I think I'll call it Stripfly box. Although there would be a lot of explaining to do when significant others see a charge for strip fly on their bills.