Dubbing brushes and hackle brushes are used in various fly patterns. They are a way to add a lot of bulk to large flies, such as game changer or salt water flies. But their use is not limited to large flies . Using the dubbing loop technique, small dubbed fly bodies are also easy to form. No matter the pattern or size, they all have one thing in common. You need a dubbing spinner. Read More3
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.76
The Fly Fishing Show is a series of shows presented by Ben Furimsky. The program has six different shows around the country; Edison, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Pleasanton, CA, Lancaster, PA, and Marlboro, MA. The International Fly Tying Symposium is also one of his shows. This past weekend I had my first experience with the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show. Read More34
Like everyone else, I make New Years Resolutions every year. You know, the usual, be
healthier, exercise more, lose weight. But somehow, I can never keep them. So this year is going to be different. My resolution this year is to go fishing at least one time a month, minimum.
I recently traveled to New Jersey to attend the International Fly Tying Symposium. If you have never been, I would highly recommend it. It was well attended, and there were some excellent fly tiers, including Fly Tyer magazine’s Fly Tyer of the Year, Barry Ord Clake. I especially enjoyed drinking coffee and talking to some of the tiers at 6 am in the hotel lobby. Read More125