View Full Version : New to fly fishing...
07-30-2003, 04:36 AM
A friend of mine gave me a fly rod set up and showed me how to fly fish. I'm hooked!
Mostly I have been using "popers" and catching bluegill and bass (South Florida).
But I would love to tie my own. Are there any good sites on the net for step by step instruction for fly tying?
How about books and videos for the beginner?
07-30-2003, 08:25 AM
type "fly tying" in the search window of your web browser and you will find a ton of info.
07-30-2003, 09:12 AM
This is my favorite site on the web for fly tying etc.
click here (http://flyanglersonline.com/)
08-01-2003, 03:27 PM
I was just putting up a new post and saw yours. I don't think anything can take the place of somebody physically showing you how to tie. When I was a kid (8th grade I think) I got fly tying lessons as an Xmas present. They really didn't have videos back then (I'm 39 and holding), but I suspect that a video would be a pretty good way to learn (short of an instructor). Personally, I can't see getting it from a book. It's just too "3-D". I might suggest checking the Adult Ed programs in your area ... might find something there. Also, ask around all the local fly shops ... many will have classes available. If your anywhere near Orlando, check in at Bass Pro Shops. They have an awesome flyfishing dept. and they might be able to help you out too ... maybe just a phone call to them would do it.
Fly tying is a great hobby and past-time. It's something you can always be better at (like flyfishing), It's not nearly as difficult as it seems and you'll get great satisfaction from catching fish on the flies that YOU made! After you buy all the crap you need to do it, it's a lot cheaper too. I can tie-up a $3.50 streamer in 5 or 10 minutes for a cost of maybe 25 cents (I'm guessing).
On that note, I'd also recommend that you resist the temptation to run out and buy a kit. Wait till you take your class for that. The kits I've seen are pretty lame. You don't need to buy a super-fancy vice either. I paid $20 for a basic Thompson 20 years ago ... it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. If money's not a big hurdle than I'd get something a little better than that though.
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