Fly Tying & The Fly Tyer
Today modern materials like Nano Silk & synthetics are used for fly tying, However primitive fly tying actually existed as long go as the 3rd Century AD when the writer known as Aelianus detailed fly fishing for fish with fishing flies. The fly tying was described as "..... they fasten crimson wool around the hook and fix onto the wool two feathers".
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Fly Tying Materials, Supplies and Equipment
Tying flies is the art of using fly tying materials like natural furs and feathers and turning them into fishing flies using specialist tying tools and vices. We have everything required with stunning ranges from major manufacturers like Semperfli and Veniard - stunning tools kits, the best in scissors and bobbin holders for the fly tyer for sale world-wide.
Hooks are the starting point when tying flies. We stock stunning Kamasan, Veniard Osprey, Partridge in 25, 100 and 1000 packs plus Umpqua's range at stunning value with 50 hooks in a packet with their magnets to stop the hooks falling out, check our range of fly tying hooks here
In 1800's to 1950's tyers used exotic fly tying materials from rare bird species. Today there is a vast range of materials that can be used from traditional fly tying furs like hare and fly tying feathers such as cock pheasant tail. Modern fly tying synthetics are renewable and consistent, materials like mylar tinsels, silks or threads. Modern fly tying threads like Semperfli Nano silk now exist in 12/0 size (50 denier), 18/0 (30 denier) and 6/0 (100 denier) but they are virtually unbreakable.
The Changing World of Materials For Fly Tying
Tying or designing fishing flies is an ancient art form. Fishing flies have been "tied" with fur, feather plus natural materials to imitate genuine flies or fly tying to create "dressed" fishing flies like traditional dressed salmon flies over the last centuries. Often people credit Isaac Walton and his 1676 edition of The Compleat Angler as the earliest days of fly fishing and fly tying. In 1496 Dame Juliana Berners wrote the Treatise of Fishing with an Angle what described fly tying utilizing similar fly tying materials to the Macedoneans.
In the late 1800 's to 1950 fly tying used exotic materials from rare bird species. Today things have changed, when fly tying there is a vast range of fly tying materials that can be used. Ranging from traditional fly tying furs like hare and fly tying feathers like pheasant tail. Fly tying synthetics like mylar tinsels, fly tying silks or fly tying threads. Modern fly tying threads like Semperfli Nano silk now exist in 12/0 size (50 denier) but they are virtually unbreakable do to the fly tying materials used to create these thread.
Fly tying materials including today include materials as divers as: Fly Tying Furs like Arctic Fox, Calf, Goat Hair, Hare, Musk Rat Fur, Rabbit, Seals Fur, Skein Wool, Spike Guard Hair, Squirrel, and then fly tying feathers like Amherst Pheasant, Condor, Coot, Duck Quills, Goose, Ibis, Indian Crow, Jay, Jungle Cock, Landrail Substitute, Ostrich, Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Teal Duck, Widgeon and Woodcock.