Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fly Tying

My attempt at a bead head pheasant tail nymph
I found it surprisingly easy to start off tying my own flies. Tying flies is fascinating to me and it is rewarding to catch a fish on a lure that you tied yourself. I am working on my tying skills and learning new patterns all the time. Right when I feel pretty good about my skills, I see a video of a guy tying up an amazing looking fly in less than 1 minute. His fly should be in a museum and mine are a sparse resemblance to the bug I tried to imitate. None the less, I catch fish on flies that I tie and I find great enjoyment in gathering materials and making lures that fool fish. What else are you going to do when you can't be on the water?

If you have never tied a fly, give it a go.


  1. Your flies are looking good! How long have you been tying so far? You got a new follower

  2. Thanks for reading my blog. I just started fly fishing last year. I jumped right into tying. Your blog is great. Thanks for posting great instructions on how to tie the patterns. I wouldn't have a clue how to tie without nice folks like you sharing their knowledge.

    I am going to tie up a few of your flies and give them a shot.

  3. My story is a little odd. I have only been tying for 8 months now but it has been almost 11 years since I threw a rod. Hell I don't even own one right now lol.. Hopefully I will be able to get out here soon. I live in Vegas and fishing is not the best here. I grew up in fly fishing heaven, last chance Idaho. Had Henry's fork 15 minutes away, yellowstone 25 minutes, Jackson Hole 50 minutes, and the southfork of the snake about an hour. I got really spoiled with it. Keep up the tying!