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Tips for beginning fly tying

April 19th 2013 17:40
This blog isn't turning into a "How-to" for fly fishing but, if you try tying your own flies, this is a pretty good video to watch because it's fairly basic and even tells you how to finish a fly without tools.






Remember to take the hooks outta yer pocket before ya sit down!


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An easy way to get some flies

February 27th 2013 18:05
I thought this was a no-brainer until I amazed a guy with this tip a few days ago.

Since I only fly fish about once a year, I'm not one of those guys who have about as many flies as the hairs on their arm.

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Making a bamboo fly rod

January 26th 2010 05:13
Although I don't do a lot of fly fishing, I can appreciate all the work that goes into a quality fly rod.

Watch this video and you can see why they cost so much!

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Even Santa does it!

December 25th 2009 00:09
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Salt water fly tips

December 18th 2009 00:58
Snook
You can even fly fish in the surf!

I'm not a great one when it comes to fly fishing and I'm even more inept when it comes to fly fishing in salt water. However, I've watched guys do it and it never fails to amaze me, even if I'm only seeing it on TV.

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A saltwater fly for you

July 24th 2009 00:30
Here's some good video outlining the step-by-step process of creating a shallow running saltwater fly.
(And a good tune, to boot!)

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Put a weed guard on your flies!

June 26th 2009 00:57
Here's a neat little trick for all you fly anglers.
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Help when tying flies

June 6th 2009 02:04
Here's some more good advice about fly tying which illustrates a very helpful tool.



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Basic tools for fly tying

June 5th 2009 01:46
Here's video outlining the basic tools needed for fly tying.


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Saltwater fly tying

February 27th 2009 01:29
Here's a video from YouTube detailing how to make a fly suitable for saltwater use. According to the clip, this is a good fly for bone fish.

Some people call fly fishing "angling in its purest form." I'm not sure about that but it has its moments.

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Tips on fly line and knot tying

November 28th 2008 01:23
Here is some good advice on picking line for fly fishing and the video ends up showing you how to tie a CLINCH KNOT so, you're getting a lot in a short presentation!


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Fly casting video

October 11th 2008 00:22
Getting your line in the water is a big part of ANY fishing and hard to do correctly if you're fly fishing.

Here are a couple more clips I found on YouTube.

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Start fly fishing

October 10th 2008 00:48
As long as I live within walking distance of the river, I doubt if I'll be doing much fly fishing although I find it pretty relaxing.

It's ironic that most people say they're going to fish during retirement. If you've fished most of your life, what do you do in retirement? Maybe I'll have more time to fly fish????

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Learn to tie flies

June 20th 2008 00:32
There's some interesting videos on YouTube these days for anyone who likes to tie their own flies.

You can find a lot from all the information floating around the Web in general and YouTube in particular but this guy seems to know what he's talking about and gives some real world suggestions as he goes along.

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Tie a calf's tail

June 8th 2008 00:21
Believe it when I say my fly fishing ability leaves something to be desired!

calf's tail
When it comes to fishing, I think there are two kinds of people in the world--the graceful fly anglers and the rest of us!

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Make a wooly bugger

June 5th 2008 00:54
wooly bugger
When it comes to fly fishing, I read other people's stuff to get info!

For years I though a Wooly Bugger was a lead jig with a piece of yarn tied on it!

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Video about making bamboo rods

May 13th 2008 00:28
Since we've been dealing with graphite the past couple of days, I thought it would be nice and get back to some of the roots of fishing and feature a couple videos about bamboo fly rods.

When you realize how labor intensive rod making can be, it's no wonder they cost so much!

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Is fly fishing for you--Choosing line

October 13th 2007 00:01
fly-fishing

Fly line is rated something like WF-7-F which translates to weight forward, 7 weight, floating. Weight forward is basically the taper of the line but, you will probably run into double taper and level line and possibly more but, go with the weight forward if youíre starting from scratch. Itís MUCH easier to cast!

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fly-fishing

Many of the same principles that apply to picking out a rod for freshwater fishing will apply to choosing a fly rod. Like many fishing items, price is not necessarily an indication of quality. It pays to shop around and remember that if you order a rod on the internet, what looks like a bargain may not be such a great buy after the shipping and handling are added into the price. AND they guys at cheaprods.com can't tell you how they're biting at the creek down at the end of the road!

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Is fly fishing for you?

October 10th 2007 22:40
fly fishing
I just had to buy a new fly rod to replace the one I broke earlier this year and it was truly a daunting experience! AND Iím supposed to know a thing or two about fishing!

The guy who started the story about standing in the middle of a stream waving a stick was probably talking about fly-fishing. Just like there are two kinds of people--cat people and dog people, so too, are there two kinds of anglers--fly fishermen and the rest of us. It used to be that trout and salmon were the sole domain of fly anglers. Nowadays, you can find men or women casting flies from boats or banks as well as standing in flowing water in an effort to catch the aforementioned species in addition to large game fish such as tarpon or pike.

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