filling the fly box…


I had five awesome students this past Saturday at Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing store that were ready to conquer six classics flats patterns and we all did it! We got into a few fun techniques like making my original “Pinche Claws”, dubbing fly bodies with synthetics, and making mono eyes, DIY style with Tuffleye Core. I also demoed the classic hand whip finish and connecting your fly to your tippet with a non-slip mono loop! All in all, an info packed, four-hour intermediate class that was lots of fun for me to share. It was my first fly tying series class and there will be more. I hope some of you can get in on the next one. It will be more of an advanced master class with a limit of six fly tiers, we will announce some dates next year. I would like to do one on Popovic’s Big Bucktail streamers (Beast, Bucktail Deceiver, and Bulkhead Deceiver) and maybe one on Crustaceans (red crab, pinche crab and crayfish). I will try my best to up your game and show you many inside tying tricks, so don’t get shut out…happy holidays!
-Al Q

Categories: Bonefish, Crab flies, flyfishing, Permit flies, Uncategorized | Tags: , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “filling the fly box…

  1. surf rob

    is your “Pinche Claws” pattern published anywhere (here or elsewhere)?

    • surf rob

      I like to try new crab patterns because no matter which coast, a crab is a crab to a fish that likes a crab … just sayin’ šŸ˜€

    • ondafly

      no! I just need to get the time to do a step by step, and it will be posted here! and i agree with you crabs are everywhere and under rated as a prime food source. I need to get my act together and do an article on the “Pinche Crab” it is a proven pattern for permit.

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