The Fly Tying Experience For Beginners Pt. 3.1
PART III – THE FLY TYING EXPERIENCE FOR BEGINNERS, BY A BEGINNER
If you’ve made it this far and decided to go the cheapest route possible you should not have spent more than $50.00 and you have all the tools and materials you need to tie several flies. So- get to tying. Find out if you like it or not. Tie up a caddis and watch a trout suck it down, or strip one of your very own buggers through a pool and feel the excitement, pride and satisfaction of knowing that’s your very own fly you just pulled out of the fish’s lips. It is possible and you can do this. And it will make your fly fishing experiences more fun (and cheaper in the long run).
The following photos and brief notes will walk you through tying an elk hair caddis and a woolly bugger. If you don’t get it right the first time, be patient. It will come to you with practice. I’ve had plenty of practice and you’re about to see that there is still PLENTY of room for improvement!! The really fun part and the satisfaction of tying is getting comfortable enough to tie without having to look at pictures or watching a video and throwing your own imagination into the mix. The possibilities are literally endless. Tying flies, learning new bugs, and imagining or putting variations together of your own work will add an enjoyable and satisfying twist to fly fishing.
GOOD LUCK. HAVE FUN. PRACTICE. PATIENCE.
BEHOLD!! THE BEAUTY IN YOUR CREATION!! CONGRATULATIONS!! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!