New fly tiers

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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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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.

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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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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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Re: New fly tiers

Post by Andy Brasko » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:01 pm

I would instruct beginners with Bucktail streamers size six. This get students use to the hooks and use to getting their hands touching materials used for the first time. Then onto woolly buggers in size 8 and then to Nymps in size 10 to finally size 14. If the student is doing good then onto wet flies and finally Catskill style dry flies. From their most students are on their own. Some get bit by the fly tying bug to tye what they want to fish with or modify patterns that they are seeing on stream. Others go at it full time and some go into Salmon Flies and others into Bass bugs and so on. Yes and even beautiful wet flies and Streamers.
Some people have talent and really do well with minimal instruction and other have to work at it a little more. Some never get it but their creations are good enough to catch a Trou and that is what really matters in the end.

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Re: New fly tiers

Post by MickyFinn » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 pm

How about Sucker Spawn pattern?

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Re: New fly tiers

Post by swissbill » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:06 pm

I would start with a Green Weenie,
It does not get much more simple:
>put hook into vice
>thread bobbin
>put on foundation
>tie on chenille
>Whip finish.

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