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Fly Tying

For the countless years I have tied artificial flies and I have realized over time that my tying has become increasingly basic in order to produce quick and effective patterns. Here I introduce my latest type of parachute fly that I tie using a cock hackle wrapped on itself with…
As a young tier in high school I’d spend many hours burning mono eyes for damsel and dragon imitations. I found melting my own eyes gave me a more realistic looking eye. The shape was simply better, not totally round but slightly flatter and more tear-shaped. Do trout care? Probably…
So up till now I’ve been punting the concept of less is more. In this week’s chirp I’ll be looking at two very cool techniques. The first technique I want to discuss is the concept of a soft loop. In most instances when you tie in a material one uses…
So fundamentally, what we’ve covered so far is gold dust for any aspiring tier. The next thing I want to discuss is the concept of Economy in fly tying. Yes ladies and gentleman, less is often very much more! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Most guys overdress their flies,…