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Congratulations, you are starting an endeavor that will serve you well the rest of your life. When you catch your first fish on a fly you have tied you will be hooked.

Fly tying is a very creative activity, but don't feel like you have be an artist to tie flies that catch fish. Throughout the downloadable PDF's below, you will find "steps" to follow, just remember that there is not necessarily one way to do something. Shown are basic concepts and techniques that will get you started. Don't be afraid to try something different, especially changing color schemes and sizes for your particular fishing environment.

From these basic patterns and techniques you will be able to begin the process of creating your own flies. Flies don't have to be pretty or perfect to catch fish. If your first few flies don't turn out quite like the pictures, don't worry just keep practicing and let the fish decide what works.


Basic Trout Fly Tying Manual

Warm Water Flies

* NEW! * Saltwater Manual Part 1

* NEW! * Saltwater Manual Part 2