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Easy Fly to tie
Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:51 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:37 PM
The easiest and the first pattern I ever learned was the wooley bugger.Look under " step by step"and look through it you may find some other easy patterns as well.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:22 PM
Here are some easy ones with step by steps. You might try some of these depending on what materials you have:
Some easy wets:
Olive Woolly Bugger
Bead Head Woolly Bugger
Orange Soft Hackle (use any color dubbing and hen partridge or grouse for hackle)
Some easy nymphs:
Pheasant tail Nymph
Gold Ribbed Hares Ear
Some easy dries without dry fly hackle:
Peacock Caddis (peacock is great, or you can use any color body dub)
Easy Foam spider (for panfish)
With Dry Fly hackle:
Elk Hair Caddis
Cahill Light and Adams Antron- you can vary body and hackle colors and even leave out wings if you want.
You might also want to check out your library to see if you could get a good intro book:
Fly Tying made Clear and Simple by Skip Morris
Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying by Tim Leeson
They both have good instructions, discuss materials and have a sequence of flies that will teach you a lot of different techniques as well as good patterns.
I would also develop a relationship with your local flyshop, and see if they offer tying classes, or can point you to a club that does. Start out slow with materials, and just buy stuff for one pattern (maybe in a few different colors/sizes) at a time. Your fly shop can also suggest substitutes for materials in patterns based upon stuff you already have.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:01 PM
OK that was probably $0.04
Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:18 PM
the gales of November remembered...
Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:59 PM
Brown Saddle Hackle
size 6 hooks
that is what i have any ideas or patterns would be great!
Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:42 AM
How about this?
Marabou Damsel Nymph
You may want to give some thought as to where you want to go next... You could get one of those books mentioned above, or find a copy on beginning tying in your local library.
In the mean time you could:
Add some more stuff for black woolly buggers:
brass beads or spool of non-toxic "lead" wire for weighting some so they get deep
Add some stuff for marabou streamers:
pack of strung peacock herl
silver cactus chenille
You can make simple but effective streamers on your #6 hooks. Good for bass and trout.
Body of silver chenille
Wing: black or white marabou
Wing topping: couple strands of peacock herl
Weight some with lead wrap before you put the chenille on if you want.
Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:13 AM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:55 AM
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:40 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:38 PM
You might want to take a look at the beginning fly tying section by Al Campbell at flyanglersonline.com. He provides a nice introduction to tools as well as step by step illustrated instructions for basic patterns.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:24 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:03 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with Dezod- You should make sure you are tying the flies you want to fish with. That being said, I suggest you tye a few spiders. (Not the 8-legged arachnids, but flies like Partridge and Green, Snipe and Purple, Stewart's Spiders, etc.) Not only are they great fishing-catchers, but this style of fly is simple to tye and requires few materials: a hook (wet or dry), thread (or silk), and a small feather. Step-by-Step instructions for Stewart's Spider and the Waterhen Bloa can be found at:
Start with a relatively large hook (say #8 or 10), use tying thread for the body (whatever colour pleases you), and a feather which has fibers 1.5- to 2-times the hook gap. Although the best feathers for this purpose come from the leading edge of the wings (or sometimes the necks) of partridge, grouse, starling, moorhen, snipe, woodcock, etc., excellent spiders can be made using domestic hen neck feathers.
As you gain experience, you can reduce the hook size, substitute silk for the thread, and use more feathers from more exotic birds. I tyed my first spider 20 years ago- and it caught trout! I tye better spiders today- and they continue to catch trout. Hopefully, in 20 years .....