Tag: Fly Tying Patterns

On The Vise:Q & A “Substitute material for wild type brown/Iso Soft Hackle”

Substitute for Wild Type brown

“Fly tying 101”-Loading/threading your Bobbin

Bobbins. They weren’t always around. Before bobbins were used tyers simply used a length of thread in between their hands to tie flies. I myself have tied without a bobbin as well, but it was only because I had broken it and didn’t feel like…

On My Vise: The Starling and Herl

The Starling and Herl is a very quick and simple fly to tie, consisting of only two materials those being peacock herl and starling for the hackle. Hook: Standard wet fly hook 16-18 Thread: Black 8/0 or 70 Denier Body: Peacock Herl (usually from…

“Fly Tying 101” Tying off your material 

When you begin tying flies there are plenty of phrases you will hear repeatedly and after a while they will become automatic. Your tools will become an extension of your arm and you won’t have to second guess. But right now if you are…

On My Vise: The Wiggle Frenchie

I fish frenchies a lot, and have had much success on them throughout the year. Especially in winter. I tie them on jig hooks with slotted tungsten beads, and on regular nymph hooks with brass, but then a skunked afternoon led me to a…

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