Catching a really big fish with a self-tied fly is by far the most important reward a fly tier can receive for the time having spent at his tying vise. For the start you need some basic materials and tools and then you are ready to develop your tying skills. It is not that difficult and sometimes the easy patterns belong to the best. The most important factor of all, is to believe in the pattern you are tying. You have to believe that your fly has just that certain indefinable something, that is needed to make it very special and irresistable for your fish.
On the following pages you will find fly patterns to imitate, some expert fly tying tips as well as great step-by-step videos of EFFA members. But now it is about not wasting any more time. Keep your fly tying vise busy!