Fly Tying Patterns and Recipes
Fly Recipes | Streamer Patterns | Dry Fly Patterns | Wet Fly Patterns
Introduction to dry flies, streamers and wetsOver the years of fly fishing I have tied many different fly patterns for streamers, drys and nymphs and the ones I favor are the ones that have given me the best results when fly fishing the stream. It's hard to set down a certain fly or pattern for someone else, but there is and has to be a starting place for all of us, especially when we start a new adventure like fly tying.
Some of my favorites are well know fly recipes and some patterns have been shared from local fishermen and close friends.
He showed me the right way to cast, and we talked about different streams and how he would fish them. He passed on some very good advice to me that I still use today when I step into the river to try and fool a trout.
The day came when I had to ask him about the flies, what I should use and what size, color and shape. He just smiled and replied, 'I'll show you how to tie two of my most productive flies.'
One is a streamer called the Martins Yellow Tail and a very small fly called the Bakers Glory.
'Only two?' I asked.
'Yes, but your collection will start to expand as soon as you start to fish.' He replied.
Group one would be the dry flies, group two wet flies and the last would be the streamer flies. The dozen fly patterns that I will suggest are recipes that are only of my own personal choice. I know if you asked anyone else it would be a whole different set of fly tying patterns and recipe choices. The great thing about fly fishing is making choices. To fish or not to fish. To roll cast or to overhand cast. Wet fly or a dry. It's your choice.
Instructions and Intermediate Recipes for Fly Fishing
The sections here are divided into 3 groups of fly tying patterns and recipes.
As time goes on, I will continue to add more productive ties.