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                                       Traditional Flies

Most of the flies I tie are those for the beginners and intermediate classes taught by the RRTU fly tying classes.   There are some true classics such as the Hare’s Ear and the Pheasant Tail that were developed in Europe many years ago.

In a search on the Internet for the origin or the Hare’s Ear, our own Tom Adams and Alen Baker have researched and written the best article I have seen on the Hare’s ear, and Tom has tied a great example of the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear.

gold-bead-hares-ear-fly-tying-history-3_orig

Here is a link to the RRTU site about the GRHE.  Read the details.
https://www.rockyrivertu.org/blog/gold-ribbed-hares-ear

Below are some of the flies I like to tie and consider good ones for Beginners.


Adams Dry
Elk Hair Caddis
Girdle Bug (Stonefly)
Two-wired Stone fly
Half & Half Streamer
Hare's Ear Nymph
Partridge Soft Hackle...  Partridge and Orange, Partridge and Green
Peacock Red Butt
Griffith Knat
Pheasant Tail Nymph
Wooly Bugger
Zebra Midge Improved
Below are other flies we have tied in the beginners class.
CDC & Elk... improvement of Elk Hair Caddis   https://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/cdcelk/
Clinkhammer Special ...Similar to the Adams Dry but sits lower in the water.
Perdigon style flies.    heavily weighted competition flies
Pliva Perdigon
Blow Torch
Butano Perdigon
Dom’s 24 nymph
Ruby Midge

 

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