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    Question Basic Patterns

    I just bought the necessary materials to tie my own flies. I bought a Renzetti Traveler Vise, a set of Dr. Slick tools, and the materials to tie wooly buggers in black and olive. All of it was 30% off!

    I started tying last night, I watched a video and just wung it. I only tied two flies because it took me a while but they look half decent. I couldn't find a good instructional on the whip finish so that really took me a while. Anybody have any go to sites for fly tying instruction?

    Also, what are the best starter patterns to learn to tie? I will be fishing primarily for trout over the next few months.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: Basic Patterns

    There are hundreds of fly tying videos on YouTube, just do a search.
    Here is a sample I did searching for "fly tying lessons":
    YouTube - fly tying lessons
    Also Charlie Craven's site has 168 patterns listed in a step-by-step process.
    Charlie's FlyBox - Colorado's Best FlyShop and online Fly Tying Tutorials


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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Upper Mojave Desert

    Default Re: Basic Patterns

    First congratulations on your vise and tools. You got the really good stuff to last a lifetime.
    +1 on what the guys above said. I didn't even know those two instuctional sites existed. They look good.
    Here are a few flies that we tied when I started.
    Caddis Pupa
    Wooly Bugger
    Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear
    Pheasant Tail Nymph

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    May 2010
    Northern California, USA

    Default Re: Basic Patterns

    Great selection of videos here, including one on the whip finish

    t r o u t f l i e s . c o m

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    Aug 2006
    Metuchen, N.J.

    Default Re: Basic Patterns

    High bs1754
    Where in NJ are you at. My TU chapter has lessons & we put on demos occasionally. Did you go to the FF Show in Somerset last weekend? We run occasional programs at the Pequest State Hatchery also. There are a lot of programs & demos this time of year. Ck out your local Library for some videos too.


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