Should I start tying my own flies?
Fly fishing helps connect us to the land and water but tying your own flies connects you to the sport and art of fly fishing. If you want the most authentic fly-fishing experience, you should tie your own flies.
Does Fly Tying save money?
You save money by tying your own flies if you tie more than 400-500 of them throughout your lifetime. With all material and start up costs taken into account, between 400 and 500 flies is the break even point for saving money.
How many different ways can you tie an intruder style fly?
Not one, not two, but nine different ways to finish off your intruders! Enjoy! Intruder style flies are a really fun fly to tie, mainly because the variations and styles you can tie are limitless. To try and give you a few ideas on how to find your own style, I’ve tied the same pattern nine different times, but finished each one differently.
How do you tie an intruder in a fishing trap?
Most Intruders are tied following this basic method: A shank or a long shank hook is mounted in the vise and a wire loop for a trailing hook is tied to it, double wire the full length of the fly, and the loop large enough to allow a hook to be mounted. Some tyers mount the hook before tying, some after or even at the water.
What is the best material to tie intruder flies?
If you are new to tying intruders, marabou is also a great material to start with as it’s a lot cheaper than most materials, and messing up with rhea can be costly! To be honest, in really cold water when fish tend to rest in softer water, these marabou style flies often out fish other more expensive fly styles as well.
What are Intruder style flies?
Intruder style flies are a really fun fly to tie, mainly because the variations and styles you can tie are limitless. To try and give you a few ideas on how to find your own style, I’ve tied the same pattern nine different times, but finished each one differently.