View Full Version : The need to learn ?
05-09-2006, 09:22 AM
Can anyone give me some recommendations on good books or CD's to learn how to tie flies. I live in the Monadnock region and haven't been able to locate any local classes on tying flies. Any advice would be appreciated.
05-09-2006, 09:38 AM
Come on . . . . one of you guys that lives in that area take him under your wing!!
Ok..I can't help you with tying flies..cause I have never tried it....but I know a fly shop in Bedford along rt101 that is not too far from Bennington...and I know they offer classes.
I don't know schedules etc..etc.
Here is their website give them a call. Everytime I go there they are very helpful with tips..flie selection etc...good shop.
05-16-2006, 12:49 PM
I can give you the contact info of some guys out Keene that could help you out if you are interested?
05-16-2006, 06:04 PM
Sorry we don’t live closer. But, to answer your original question Skip Morris’s book and tape are just about the best that I know. Ted Lesson and Jim Schollmeyer the guys who wrote The Fly Tier’s Benchside Reference, have a new beginners book similar to the “Reference”. I just got a quick look it the other day looks a winner. It is possible to teach your self and a lot of good tyers started this way.
05-16-2006, 07:07 PM
one of my favorite books for beginers is "Production Fly Tying" by AK Best......dont be scared off by the title, its a great book that gives exacting step by step instructions for different style of flies and has an extensive description of tools needed.
a great book for a neophite or a veteran tyer.
05-20-2006, 08:08 AM
"Tying trout flies" by Gary Borger. Its one of the videos that helped me get started
05-20-2006, 08:35 AM
You mean to tell me there is no one in the Bennington area that would be willing to tie with the fella once a week until he gets the hang of it????? What's this all about if we can't actually help each other?
05-20-2006, 08:42 AM
Im a little over an hour away if you want to travel I'd be happy to get you started. I belong to the enthusiastic as opposed to good tying school. Send me a PM for details if you want
you posted what I'd been thinking. Hows your season going? It's looking like a pond year to me.
05-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Same as everyone else . . . crappy. Right now I'm kinda stranded because my car needs a left front wheel bearing. It's on order, but I can't get the car into the shop until Thursday so I'm laying low. After that, look out! I don't care if I have to drop a line off Noah's ark. :wink:
05-20-2006, 06:47 PM
You are always welcome to join our group on thursday nights from 6 till 8. I don't know how long it would take for you to drive to the shop in Raymond. Check the web site for details and a map to us and you can guess the travel time.
05-20-2006, 08:37 PM
I'm just a short drive down Rt 31 in Wilton. Send me an email and we'll set something up; I have a spare vise and we can sit down and tie some flies some night.
05-25-2006, 06:34 AM
I haven't heard a peep from photofly. I sent him an email extending an offer to meet and tie and no reply.
Ach, well, we can but try.
05-25-2006, 08:55 AM
Hey, all you can do is offer. Thanks though.
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