A suggestion

wyofly

Active Member
#1
I have a suggestion that may help novice and experienced fly fisherman to select flies by type and species sought. The names attributed to flies often have very little to do with the species that they are tied for or what they represent.
Would it be possible to reorganize the flies in Fly Tying into categories such as: Trout flies, salmon flies, bass flies etc. and the insect or bait fish that they represent?
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#2
The problem with that is many patterns are cross-overs. My bait fish patterns work for bass and trout. Some trout patterns work to fool steelhead. Some steelhead patterns catch sea-run cutts. I've tied shad flies that also catch small mouth bass. One of the largest trout I've caught at Davis (before the illegally planted large mouth ruined the fishery) was with a bluegill fly.

See the problem?
 

Bugsy

Active Member
#4
At the risk of seeming obtuse,...which I may indeed be, are you suggesting dividing the fly tying forum into sub-forums?
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#6
Sub forums like that would make it a pain in the butt to check new posts. I'm also on a couple of other forums and their fly tying forums are general, same as ours.

Learning how to navigate the forum isn't all that hard and maybe breaking it into sub forums would make it easier for the people who don't know how to search on their own and ask others to do it for them. I am one with OMJ.
 

Big E

Active Member
#7
I don't know if it can be done but what about adding more title thingies (like NFR or SFR) instead of sub-forums?
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#8
Considering I fish for anything that will take a fly and tie patterns for each species, it doesn't matter one way or the other to me.
 

Bugsy

Active Member
#9
The "fly pattern gallery link" under Patterns (above) displays the submitted flies by type. That might be a place to start.

Otherwise, I don't care for the clutter that comes with excess subforums. Just my opinion...
 

wyofly

Active Member
#15
Let's say that you are looking for some flies to catch Pink salmon, so you scroll down the list of Flies and come across a fly called Wally's Indispensable and right there in bold print, "Good for Coho." Later you come across Red's Ripper and see, "Pinks love it."