Basic Skills



To properly learn the techniques and flies presented in this website, work your way through the Basic Skills sections (below) and then do the listed flies in the recommended order. Each fly builds on previously learned skills. They become harder as you move along. Make sure you build several of each fly to solidify your skills at each step.

  1. The Vise
  2. Hook into Vice
  3. Bobbin and Thread
  4. Starting the Thread on the Hook
  5. Tying in Materials
  6. Wrapping Materials and Tying off
  7. Controlling the materials when finishing the fly
  8. Finishing the Fly
  9. Preparing and Wrapping a Wet Fly Hackle