Instructional Videos from my Beginner Youth Tying Class at the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

Updated: Apr 7

Thank you to everyone who attended my Norvise sponsored Beginner Youth Fly Tying Class at the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival. I sat down and recorded videos of the three flies we tied during the class. Below the video I have included the material list and step by step instructions in case you do not understand something during the video. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking the contact me button at the bottom of the page or send me a direct email to Braden@MillerTimeFlies.com. Remember to keep practicing tying. When I first started tying I tied the same flies over and over again until I perfected it. Good luck!

#Norvise #VAFlyFishingFestival #YouthFlyTying #BeginnerFlytying #FlyTying


O'NEILL'S SHAD CRACK FLY





Material List:

-size 6-4 streamer hook from Mustad (In the video I tied on an AHREX #4 TP610)

-3/16” Tungsten Bead (but a brass bead is fine.)

-Marabou

-Medium Chenille

-6/0 Thread, I used 210 Denier Flat Waxed Thread


First, place the bead on the hook and then begin to wrap your thread back to the bend of the hook, make sure you have a good thread base. Now you will tie in your marabou, making sure it is measures the length of the hook shank or a little bit longer. Next, tie in the chenille, each wrap should be tight touching wraps all the way up to the bead. Finally, half hitch or whip finish behind the bead, snip off your thread and you have a fly that will produce a multitude of fish species in your area. #ONeillsflyfishing #ShadFly #ONeillsshadcrack #Mustard #Streamer #AHREX


THE BUNNY BUG





Materials List:

-Size 2 SP11-3L3H

-Zonker Strips

-210 Denier Flat Waxed Thread


First, start your thread behind the hook eye, make sure you get a good thread base all the way down to the bend of the hook. Moisten your fingers and spread the zonker strips hair, exposing the hide for a good tie in point. Measure your zonker strip for the tail, you want that for about 1&1/2 to 2 times the size of the hook shank. Now, secure the zonker strip hide side down, where you spread apart the hair, and make tight wraps directly on top of each other. Next, progress your thread in front of the zonker strip and bring it to behind the hook eye, finally, palmer your zonker strip all the way up to the hook eye make sure you making tight, touching wraps and with every wrap stroke back all the hair fibers, yo do not want any hairs trapped. To finish the fly, tie off your zonker strip and do a half hitch or whip finish. Snip off your thread and you now have a finished bunny bug ready to catch a ton of fish. #BunnyBug


SIMPLE HAIR WING STREAMER





Materials List:

-Size 4 Mustad, Streamer hook (I used a #4 L11S-3H from Gamakatsu)

-Flat Diamond Braid

-Bucktail

-210 Denier Flat Waxed Thread


Start your thread 1&1/2 hook eye lengths behind the hook eye. Get a good thread base all the way down to the bend of the hook. Tie in your flat diamond braid at the bend of the hook and start making tight touching wraps all the way up to where you started your thread. Next, tie in you bucktail (I like to tie in 2 to 2&1/2 times the length of the hook shank). When tying in your bucktail you don’t want to flare the hair like crazy, put just a little bit of thread pressure on it. Finally, make a nice thread head and whip finish or half hitch to finish off your thread. Snip off your thread and you now have a phenomenal small baitfish pattern. #HairwingStreamer #Mustad #Streamer #Gamakatsu #Bucktail


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