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Feather Brain: Durability, Castability, and Fishability

Posted by Drew Chicone On July 15th

Yak Hair Sailfish Tube Flies

I admit over the last 20+ years, I have created some really scary  flies that cast like trash can lids or disintegrate with the first round of false casts, but that’s how you learn. Spot-on realistic flies and extremely delicate shadow-box flies that will never touch the water have their place, but if your aim is to wrestle fish, then you need to take a few more things into consideration.  I like to start with ” The 3 Abilities  I thing all flies should have; Durability, Castability and Fishabiility”

This is the second installment of  Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about Developing, Testing, & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns,Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy  of  Feather Brain today!  $24.95 + Shipping

Over the next few months I will give you the basics on designing your own patterns, tying with saltwater materials, and fixing typical problems.  I will also discuss  my process for Developing, Testing, and Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns .  As always, you can stay tuned to this blog each week as I share pieces from my book, but for the complete 176 page paperback copy of Feather Brain with step-by-step tying instructions and explanations of how I designed my 14 winning saltwater flies, and insights from nine top saltwater fly tiers, including Bob Clouser, Jonny King,  Bob Popovics, and Chris Helm and many more.

Here’s what the pro’s are saying about Feather Brain:

Henry Cowen Feather Brain Review

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