So much you learn about catching fish is about being versatile and being able to adapt your fly to match or mimic a specific prey item in a specific situation is paramount. A small modification is sometimes all you need to trigger a strike. I can’t think of a more versatile tool for fly tying or in-the-field alterations than permanent markers.
This is the twelfth installment of Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about using Markers to improve your patterns, Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy of Feather Brain today! $24.95 + Shipping
One time saving tip I like to use when tying up crab patterns is to marker a bunch of rubber legs all at once. Not only is it 10x faster than doing them one at a time, but it also makes all your flies look more uniform as well!
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.
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