New fly tiers

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Baccala
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New fly tiers

Post by Baccala » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:31 am

In your opinion what three patterns would you use to teach someone new to fly tying?
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garden hackle
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Re: New fly tiers

Post by garden hackle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:06 pm

Woolybugger, hare’s ear, elk hair Caddis

It cover several tying techniques, different fishing techniques and are very effective.

There are many good choices and many good reasons for other choices.

Jaybird
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Re: New fly tiers

Post by Jaybird » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 am

Woolybuggers , Hares Ear and Elk Hair Caddis . Not only good patterns but if you can tie them well , it's a good foundation of tying skills . Working with Hackle , dubbing , elk hair , furs, ribbing , knowledge of different hooks and why there are different hook models . Plus a bunch more

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BiggerThomas
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Re: New fly tiers

Post by BiggerThomas » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:00 am

Good suggestions. I'd add the zebra midge (black)--a way overlooked fly imo. BT

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