My Love Affair with the Girdle Bug Fly
Blogger Joe Dellaria tells the back story of the girdle bug, an easy-to-tie, durable fly. He then goes in depth on how to tie it, useful variations, and the products he finds work best to tie this reliable fly.
Simple Flies: The Gurgler Fly
About the Gurgler Fly Fundamentally, there couldn’t be a more straightforward, simple steps fly ...
Getting Started on Preserving Skins
Guest Blogger: Joe Dellaria, Woodbury MN Over the years I have made friends with numerous people who hunt bi...
Choosing a Crayfish Fly Pattern
Guest Blogger: Mary S. Kuss, life-long avid angler, licensed PA fishing guide, founder of the Delaware Valle...
Spin a Yarn: A Guide to Fly Tying Yarns
Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller &...
Chicken Parts: All About Hackle Feathers
What we will discuss here is what’s found on the outside of the bird—feathers! Many novice or intermediate fly tyers don’t really understand the basics, let alone the finer points, of the differences in the various feathers found on chickens and the factors that determine their appropriate uses in fly tying. Here’s some information that I hope will help.
This May Be The Only Mouse Fly Pattern You'll Ever Need
The Master Splinter mouse makes no such pretensions. It is impressionism all the way. A tail, yes, but one that creates movement in the water. An underbody of rabbit fur that pulses and breathes with the slightest touch of current. And an overbody of foam that not only forms a lifelike silhouette, but also floats like a cork. That’s it. Simple. Easy to tie. And oh so effective.
Fly Tying Thread Comparison Chart: Choosing Fly Tying Thread
Thread is one of the most fundamental of fly tying materials, and today there are dozens of fly tying t...