For this week’s Saturday shoutout I showcase a few fly tying sites that I think you should be keeping and eye on.
For those of you who don’t know Don Bastian, he’s a exceptional fly tier with a deep love for wet flies. He wrote the book Tying Classic Wet Flies and also contributed to the infamous Forgotten Flies book. I stubbled upon his Blog the other day and I liked hearing that he’s began a long journey to showcase some of his favorite fly patterns with photos and tying recipes on his blog. You also will get to see a glimpse of what he’s up to when he’s on the water fly fishing. Don spends a considerable amount of time teaching the art of fly tying.
Fly Tying Bug
The Fly Tying Bug, is a community made up of world class fly tiers; commercial tiers, pro tiers, semi-pro tiers, and the novice who want to learn form the best this hobby can offer. This is a great place for anglers wanting to find good deals on fly tying materials, search fly pattern recipes, or communicate with professional fly tiers.
The Trout Nut isn’t a website that offers photos and recipes for fly patterns. However, it happens to be the #1 website in my opinion for aquatic entomology. If you’re wanting to research specific species of aquatic insects and see tons of macro photos of the naturals to use in tying up realistic fly imitations, this is the place to go. Jason Neuswanger is the brain child behind the site but he has lots of help from friends and other contributors. Bookmark this site if you haven’t already. It’s a real keeper.
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