Fly Tying Instruction
than personal, hands-on Fly Tying Classes, I’ve found that using
high quality color macro photographs is the best way to give
Fly Tying Instructions. We call this Animated Tying Sequences.
Close-up shots are taken of each step in the tying procedure
and then dissolved, blending one into the other.
Pattern recipes and written instructions
are also included next to the “movie”. Sometimes, this is even
better than personalized classes, especially for extremely small
flies that can be very difficult to see.
We “animate” flies that Sharon
and I have developed and popularized over the past few years.
Most are trout flies that are not only great flies for Montana
Trout Fishing but have worked well all over the country, plus
in places like New Zealand, Chile, Alaska, England, Russia and
Be sure and tie up some of the
Dancing Caddis which has pretty much replaced the Elk Hair Caddis
here in Western Montana. It floats like a cork and can be skittered
like a natural.
Two of the easiest to tie are
the Button and Clumpa, both of which have become the staple
of my “match the hatch” box, especially on the spring creeks
of Montana and South Island in New Zealand.
If you’re into Saltwater Fly Fishing or Fly Fishing for Bass,
tie some Velcro and Devil Leech style streamers---best Baby
Tarpon and Snook flies I’ve ever used.