Monday, January 30, 2017

New to Tying Flies for Fly Fishing

As most of you know i am a Avid angler of all sorts but i am fairly new to Fly Fishing, With that said I have entered into the world of fly fishing very slowly and taking it step by step. In my last post i wrote on how I attended a fly tying 101 class at the Orvis in Yonkers NY. It was then and there that i learned not only the basics of Fly tying but I also learned that primitive man has used the skills of trickery for hunting way back then and it was for survival and how lucky i am that I get to try and do this as a hobby.

We live in a world that we can have anything we want at a flick of a key, So i humbles me to sit down and practice tying a simple nymph and not even get it exactly correct but to know that this will work on catching a fish.  Of course some of us would much rather spend our free time on the water fishing and so would I but think about "THE PREP" "THE DEVILS IN THE DETAILS" its quite fulfilling knowning that the next time I get out on the East branch Stream System that my flies will be the primary flies I use and the flies I have purchased in the past will be my back up flies.

Now don't get this twisted, I am not telling you to not purchase store sold flies. On the contrary I think everyone should purchase flies as well as tie there own. Its a great Hobby and "Way of Life"

So if you have the time just try it once. Im heading to the 201 Class this week and I'm excited

Here are some pics go my latest nymph

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