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Tips for New Fly Tyers

Fly tying is not tricky. It has been called an art; indeed, some ties are works of art designed to display or catch fishermen instead of fish. Here are some tips to help the new fly tyer become more proficient. Have fun, and along the way, you will become part inventor, artist-craftsman, and entomologist.

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Sparkle Pupa
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Sparkle Pupa

In my last post, I described the Veiled Caddis as an alternative to the Sparkle Pupa.  When tying the Sparkle Pupa, the Antron fibers were either too thin or ballooned out too much. However, searching the internet, I found an easy way to get perfect results.

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Bird Hunting

The day after Christmas, David Weingold, my son, and I went bird hunting.  I am not much of a hunter. I don’t shoot anything I will not eat.  But David likes to eat the quail and pheasant.  I go along just to take pictures and watch the dog work.

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Veiled Caddis

Veiled Caddis

In 1981 Gary Lafontaine published a seminal work entitled Caddisflies. This book is based upon observations made while scuba diving.  In it, he describes the life cycle of the caddisflies and how they behave in the water.  LaFontaine goes on to develop various patterns and discusses how to fish them.

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BWO Failed Emerger

BWO Failed Emerge

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BWO Failed Emerger

BWO Failed Emerger

Blue Winged Olives, BWO, are mayflies that hatch all over the world and provide some of the most prolific hatches in flyfishing.  Baetis, BWO, will hatch year-round giving BWO dry flies a place in your box anytime you’re on the water.

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