new to dly tying

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by soccerstud, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. soccerstud New Member

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    woodinville, washington, usa.
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    whats the best dry fly patterns to tie and whats the best way to learn?
  2. wet line New Member

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    Burien, WA, King.
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    What dry fly is best could bring out winter long arguements to say the least LOL.

    There are some good fly shops up in your area and I bet most offer classes. Though I am self taught and have had some tutors, to go that way can be a frustrating way to go.
    A few dollars for at least a basic class will speed up the learning curve. You will probably re-coop your cost for the class just by the amount of materials you would ruin learning on your own.

  3. Oneweight Member

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    Seattle, Washington.
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    Talk to William or McQ at Swede's in Woodinville. An intro course really helps shorten the learning curve and you will be introduced to a number of patterns from nymphs, wets, dries, etc.

    A word of advice...if you truly just started, you may want to consider starting with streamers or nymphs and then move on to dries. They are a bit more involved and you need a good grasp of the fundamentals before you start messing with wings and parachutes.

    just my .02..

    Good luck
  4. Scott Behn Active Member

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    Lk Stevens, Wa.
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    I just got one word for ya to learn


    Can't stress that enough, I too am self taught and it took me a long time to get that done to a T...