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Old 06-30-2016, 05:28 AM
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Default Best available resource for pattern recipes?

Okay so I have my Peak Vise and all the tools I should need to tie just about anything. The only thing I cannot seem to find is a resource good enough to be able to provide me a list of exact materials needed to start tying a few flies. I know how to tie Pats Rubber Legs and Midges, but I want to start tying Bass Bugs and Wet Flies.

Does anyone have a good suggestion of a website?


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i just google for fly pattern recipes and photos

+ the 40 or so books in my tying library

figure out the patterns you want to tie and google them for the recipe, videos, step by step instructions, photos etc

youtube

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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

YouTube!
It'll usually give you a list, but you get to see a finished fly, and step by step instruction.
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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

Just to be a little more specific, I like Orvis' videos. They have a pretty good library. I start here when learning a new pattern. Fly Tying Videos | Video Fly Tying Instructions & Fly Patterns - Orvis
If what you are looking for isn't here, then google it. And, as stated, there are a lot of books out there. Check your local library.

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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

Check out the Warmwater Fly Tyer.

On The Water - Warmwater Fly Tyer - by Ward Bean

That site provides a list of materials, step-by-step tying instructions and angling tips.
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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

The others have given you solid advice, I also like YouTube or just Google the pattern I'm interested in, plus I like Charlie Craven's Fly Box, he has 192 patterns listed with the SBS and a material listing for each fly.

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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

Another vote for YouTube.

I have many books, and bookmarked websites, but find myself watching/subscribing to many great YouTube videos/channels. I have learned techniques that are very difficult to pick up from books. I also create "playlists" in youtube for patterns I would like to try. It is then easier to get started when I do sit down to tie.
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Wet Flies:

https://donbastianwetflies.com

...and all of the above to include out of print books I pick up from time to time:

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There is no one best source, but ya gotta start somewhere. Here are a few of my favorites:

https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Patterns-...=1&*entries*=0

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Fly-Patt...atterns+leiser

https://www.amazon.com/Flies-Trout-D...en+trout+flies

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Tro...es+trout+flies

https://www.amazon.com/Trout-Flies-R...es+trout+flies

For technique, as opposed to specific patterns, the best I know of is this:

https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Tiers-Ben...side+reference

This has some of the most recent pattern innovations:

https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Fly-B...asters+fly+box

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Default Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

Another one here that just uses youtube and google.
One thing to keep in mind, once you get a basic grasp of tying, don't be afraid to branch out on your own. What you tie doesn't have to have a recipe. Invent your own. Personally, I get the most joy just looking at pictures of bugs, tying my own patterns after them, then going out to test what I just invented. Sometimes they look awesome, sometimes they dont, but often, the fish don't care how "artful" they are. I would imagine since your fishing for bass, this would be even easier, as a high pecentage of those flies are basically designed just to **** them off more than look exactly like something in the water.
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