Category Archives: fly tying

How to find Fly Tying Materials Streamside

I ventured out to check out how my local stream fared over the winter and decided to tie a fly streamside. With a little luck, I was able to pind pretty much everything I needed to build a fine little Frenchie variation. I was hoping to find a pheasant tail, but what I ended up using actually worked pretty well. Enjoy.

Grizzled Frenchie Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #10-16
Weight: Lead wire
Thread: What ever you find
Tail: any feather fiber you find
Body: Grow a beard and trim as required
Rib: Scavenge from a utility box
Dubbing: shredded plastic


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2018 Open German Championship in Fly Tying

For all those aspiring tyers who want to test their skills against an international lineup, the 2018 Open German Championship in Fly Tying has been announced. At stakes are bragging rights and the three top participants in each of the 4 categories will receive a certificate, a medal, and they will appear in a German fly-fishing magazine.

The categories for this year are as follows:

1. Dry Fly (required pattern)
Pseudo Spinner (CDC Mayfly) by Barry Ord Clarke as shown here: Pseudo Spinner (Barry Ord Clarke)
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice, in size 12

1a. Dry Fly
Your own pattern, Hook: Daiichi or your own choice
Both dry flies (1 and 1a) will be judged together. If only one fly is submitted in the overall category, the entry will not be judged.

2. Streamer
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice

3. Realistic Fly
Hook: Daiichi or your own choice

You can read the details on submissions here. Good luck, I hope to see your flies in the winners circle.