When you are new in the fly fishing sport, the first step that the aspiring anglers do is purchasing their kit from the local fly shop. With all the enthusiasm and will to start, they all want to learn on how best they can tie their flies. But a majority of them do not know where to start. Below, we are going to give some ideas and steps on how one can best learn How to tie angler flies.
Books and videos
History has it that majority of the best, and great tires that the sport has ever witnessed learned the art from reading the instructional books from others. Besides the knowledge gained from reading books, there are many videos that not only guide you as a beginner on how to fly tie, but the tutorials in this books are aimed at making you perfect the different styles of fly tying.
These videos are essential as they will give you a clear guideline on how to tie basic trout patterns to even the complicated Atlantic salmon. If you shop around properly, you will discover that there are videos that cater for just about everything. The videos can teach you on how to tie the Irish style. You can decide to focus your learning on topwater bass flies if that is your area of specialization.
Join a club
If you come from a region that is within the vicinity of fly fishing waters, as it is tradition most cities and small towns within this areas have fly fishing clubs. You will find that the members of such clubs will meet once or twice in a month. In such meetings issues like conservation, river restoration projects are discussed. This is where trips to new waters are also discussed. Some of these clubs will even invite special speakers to come and give lectures about new techniques and even gears that can help improve the fishing techniques of members.
From the experience I have, new members are always welcome in such as clubs. In some instances, some will arrange to fly fishing casting lessons, and they are always more than willing to plan some sessions for beginners. This ensures that those who show interest in the sport receive proper welcome and guidance.Besides teaching beginners on fly tying and other fishing techniques, the clubs are famed for hosting fly tying nights. These sessions are very informal as they allow one to bring along a vice and thus enabling members to tie anything they could like. Through this, a member can learn new tying patterns techniques and skills on how to best tie flies.
Take a course
If you don’t prefer the above options, then consider joining a continuous education program. Many schools more especially those from the areas where the sport is popular have included fly tieing lessons on a weekly or monthly basis. Many of them offer this lessons at relatively lower rates which can be of much help to you.
This is one of the best ways that one can learn how to fly tie. Most people who engage in this sport are very open with their knowledge, and they will be happy to share it with you.
It won’t surprise you that after learning and mastering the art, you will prefer fly tying than the fishing itself.…