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Beginners and Fly Tying
Don't tie flies
This is in reality a declaration of love to the art and craft of tying fishing flies with lots of tips for the beginning fly-tyer.
Get a good start here
My first flies
I honestly don't remember exactly how many years ago I started tying flies, but a rough calculation says about 30 years. A lot has happened since then - luckily!
See some of them here
Wiggle Jig Worm
Another rag worm
: Maybe you found the previously published tandem rag worm too tandemnised and would be better off with a one-hook-only fly.Then The Wiggling Jigging Worm shown in this article is a good alternative.
Lear to tie this annelid imittion here
LL Bean Book
Soup to Nuts
L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing
is comprised of three previously published books - Dave Whitlock's
, Macauley Lord's
, and Dick Talleur's
, all well known L.L. Bean publications.
Click here to read Bob's review
A portable fly tying kit
In the most simplistic terms, a flytying kit must only have the tools and materials necessary to tie the flies you may use on a single trip or a single river. However, like most of us, a travelling flytying kit consumes more space than 26 high-schoolers crammed in a Volkswagen Beetle.
: European authors Chris Mann and Terry Griffiths angle for a new spin on beginner flytying books. With barely a photograph and just a small piece on materials and tools, see why this book gets a rare score on the GFF Review scale. GFF partner Steve Schweitzer reviews the book.
Add a tail
: This simple method is also applicable for many other materials and situations. One that immediately comes to mind is the precise placement of tinsels or floss.
Read how to here
Hyperclomplete guide to fly tying
: There are many intended uses for this guide, namely as reference to ensure you have a fairly complete compendium as to what you will need to get started in flytying or to use when dropping the perfect holiday gift hint. But more importantly, it is meant for the budding fly tyer, in hopes that the years of wisdom gained through trial and error from myself and my tying buddies will steer the newcomer down the right path
Whip fisnish with your hands
Whip finishing without a tool is not at all difficult. Lots of people use and praise the whip finishing tool which comes in many variations.
: Dubbing must be said to be one of the most universal fly tying methods. Dubbing is mostly used for bodies, but will often form other parts of the fly as well. Using different materials and tighter or looser dubbing along with different techniques, can result in an amazing variety of body shapes and textures.
Better tinsel bodies
: How to tie a nice, even, ribbed tinsel body. Here's one way. The description assumes that you want a silver body. If you want gold, just replace 'silver' with 'gold' below.
: Let's look at a hook, and try to put the right terms on the right parts. This picture shows a hook (note that it actually is a rare vertical eye hook, great for this purpose).
: This section of Tie Better will deal with rotary fly tying vices. I will try to explain what a true rotary vice is, what its advatnages are and how it can be used in different steps of fly tying.
: EZ flies - that's what they are in the genuine all-American-marketing-way. Five classics with their patterns modified to be fairly easy and fast to tie - not least because of the simple body construction using braided tubing.
See Bas Verschoor's article on the classics made easy
Anatomy of A Salmon Fly
Advice on how to lay out a good classical salmon fly.
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