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    Big Arse Fly

    I'm after a big 6m X 6m fly. Needs to brand new from a supplier/retailer.

    I asked at both Kathmandu, and Torpedo 7 and got look at like I was a weirdo...

    I checked with a Twinneedle who made me a lovely super light 2m X 3m fly years ago (still going strong) but they no longer make them.

    Where or who to from here?
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    You want lightweight I presume ?
    Prob hard to find these days - I like you got one custom made years back
    I being sourcing Tents etc out of Russia - plenty there - but I a long way off importing anything and may not be able to over Sanctions imposed on them by Uncle Sam

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    well I had something totally different in mind reading the title of this thread.......am I the only one that twisted ?????

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    Is it worth talking to a sympathetic and competent upholsterer who can access the appropriate fabric???

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    We are not alone....
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    No doesn't have to lightweight, think base camp from 4WD etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Is it worth talking to a sympathetic and competent upholsterer who can access the appropriate fabric???
    Yes, I might go down that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    No doesn't have to lightweight, think base camp from 4WD etc.
    :-)
    Well - the old Railway Tarps are as good as you can get
    Still a few stashed away in the Southern Pureora I imagine - bloody strong - but bloody heavy.
    No wonder back in those days the NZ Rail ran at a loss

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    I got one made for me by a canvas maker out of rip stop nylon.
    Was the shiz till one particular storm in Fiordland had most of it in shreds. The bigger the fly the more wind it catches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    well I had something totally different in mind reading the title of this thread.......am I the only one that twisted ?????
    Me too

    I came up with three options

    Insect
    Zip in front of pants
    Or special order in the back hence arse ?
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    Google is your friend, 6 x 6m is quite big & yes will make a great sail, but there must be some around.

    This looks pretty good value even though its Oz $$$

    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/heavy-d...6m-essentials/
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Pretty sure super cheap auto do some big ones,I have a 4x4 m one that’s still going strong after a couple of years,

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    MSR do a 5.5x4.8 catenary cut with a couple of poles. Quite lightweight for the coverage.

    Rendezvous 200

    I have an older model, a bit bigger and heavier.

    Cheers Cliff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    :-)
    Well - the old Railway Tarps are as good as you can get
    Still a few stashed away in the Southern Pureora I imagine - bloody strong - but bloody heavy.
    No wonder back in those days the NZ Rail ran at a loss
    They used to hire planes to fly around looking for those tarps. The amount they found made it worthwhile doing ha ha. Everyone seemed to have one to cover the firewood etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    I'm after a big 6m X 6m fly. Needs to brand new from a supplier/retailer.

    I asked at both Kathmandu, and Torpedo 7 and got look at like I was a weirdo...

    I checked with a Twinneedle who made me a lovely super light 2m X 3m fly years ago (still going strong) but they no longer make them.

    Where or who to from here?
    ...dude...thought you were asking about the size of a Ruahine blowfly - yes; they are fucking massive... can't help you with your CAMPING needs however...
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