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Old 12-19-2010, 08:48 PM
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Default Little brother has his fly rod.. but now?

Wow its been a while I haven't been on here in ages!! Anyways my 9 year old brother got his fly rod earlier this fall he hasnt been fly fishing yet but now me and my mom got him a good set of beginner fly tying tools and materials but he needs more materials because he will burn through what he will get so far.

What is a good, easy pattern for him to learn with? nothing to complex because he will get sick of tying and not come back so i need easy flys that still catch fish just to get his spark burning.

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There is one fly im going to start him on because all it contains is a dubbed body and a tinsel rib so it will teach him the basics of dubbing and the basics of wrapping materials onto the body. and i know it catches fish because i have caught young little trout on them.

I was also considering the wooley bugger but that is a hard fly for someone of his age. San Juan worm will be another i teach him... any more?
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Woolly Bugger - It's easier than you actually think. My girlfriend's eight year old is tying production runs of them already.

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Great stuff-- congrats on getting your brother started-- I bet he really looks up to you.

I think the woolly bugger is a good one too-- it's big enough that it should be easy to tie--- and it's one of those flies that you really can't tie "wrong" and even the ugly ones work.

Here are a couple more easy ones:

Green Weenie (as Mudbug suggested):
Bead Head Greenie Weenie Tutorial

Brassie
Brassie fly tying tutorial by Tyler Befus

Do you guys also fish for panfish like bluegill? If so, check with your mom, and if it's ok with her, send me your address in a PM (Private Message) and I'll send you some stuff to make some foam spiders to tie with your brother. They're easy to tie, work great and it's always fun to see fish come up to whack them on the surface.
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Small clousers and foam grasshoppers are easy to tie.
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Hi flyfisher117,

I think it creates interest to tie flies that work well. This gives you a higher possibility of catching a fish on something you have tied.

So here are my suggestions on flies for Trout that will catch fish and are not hard to tie. I think any new fly fisher would have a good chance at success with these flies.:

Partridge and Peacock Soft Hackle
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Zebra Midge
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Copper John
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Black Crystal Bugger
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Bead Head Scud
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Prince Nymph
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All of these are easy except for the Copper John and the Prince Nymph. I would work on the others before starting on them.

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