Effective Flies Tied from Craft Store Materials
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Effective Flies Tied from Craft Store Materials

This webpage is dedicated to flies tied from materials from non-flyshop materials. The above title is a bit misleading since I'll also include materials found at sewing stores, dollar stores and hardware stores. Why the emphasis on these alternative sources? For me it is relatively simple. the nearest full ervice flyshops are either located about 130 miles either due east or due west. It isn't a quick jaunt to the flyshop to get a material I might be missing to tie a fly (especially with the current cost of gasoline!!). The advent of the internet and internet flyshops has helped greatly, but the immediacy of getting the material still isn't there. For the most part the flies described here will be nymphs, wet flies, streamers, sliders and poppers. Dry flies require suitable dry fly hackle, which is not something you will likely find at a craft store, or other store around town. The flies on this site will also be tied completely from materials found at these alternative sites for materials. It is certainly possible to use some of these materials in conjunction with materials from a flyshop, but I'm trying to limit the scope of this webpage. The one exception to that is almost every fly tied on these pages will use fly tying threads.- M. O'D.

A Standing Invitation

This is an invitation to anyne who would like to submit a pattern to be put up on this webpage to do so. just send the pattern to flylabook@yahoo.com. If you want you can include picture(s). Standard width for pictures on this site will be 400 pixels. If you just want to send the pattern that is fine as well, and I'll tie the fly and scan or photograph it as appropriate for the site. Each fly will be put on its own page.

Types of Materials

The links below will lead to pages describing the types of materials you might find at these non-traditional source stores, and what they might be used for.

Under Construction!! All Links Not Yet Active!!

Fur, Hair & Substitutes
Tinsel & Flash
Foam, Balsa & Bass Wood
Miscllaneous Materials

Fly Patterns

Fly Pattern Page


Bear Handed Fly Designs
Byard Miller's Virtual Flybox
Charlie's Fly Box
Dan Blanton's Fly Fishing - Panfish to Billfish
Don Ordes' Fantasy Flies Site
Ed Engelman's Low Budget Fishing and Flytying
Fishaholics Anonymous
Fly Anglers Online
Flyfish.com Site
Flyfisherman Magazine Site
Fly Fishing in Salt Water
sefly.com "Flyfishing the Southeast"
Hans Weilenmann's Flytier Site
Global Flyfisher Site
Hatches Magazine online
The Highlander - Traditonal Scottish Wet Flies
Killroy's Flytying Site
Mark Romero's Site
Salt Water Fly Tying
Sexy Loops
Top Saltwater Flies by Dan's Custom Flies
Troutflies Site
Twin River Anglers "The Tying Bench"
Warmwater Fly Tyer
Westfly Site

Louisiana Links

Ron Begnaud's www.redchaser.com site
Contraband Fly Casters - Local Lake Charles Fly Club
Fishing in Southwest Louisiana
Flyfish Louisiana
The Jump
Louisiana Fishing Magazine
Louisiana Flyfishing
Louisiana Sportsman Fly Lines
Loup Garou
Native Waters
New Orleans Fly Fishers
North Louisiana Fly Fishers
Ouachita River Fly Fishers
Raging Redfish Reports
Red Stick Fly Fishers

Federation of Fly Fishers

National Federation of Fly Fishers Website
Southern Council of the FFF Website
Southern Council Long Casts Newsletter
South Eastern Council of the FFF
South Eastern Council Water Mark News Letter
Gulf Coast Council of the FFF
Join the Federation of Fly Fishers
New FFF Member Incentives

Join the Coastal Conservation Association

Last update of pages August 28, 2006