United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Basic Fly Tying Techniques

Jam Knot, Pinch Wrap, and Tying​ Off (Whip Finishing)

Review of Using a Materelli Whip Finishing Tool

Hand Position and Thread Control

Also notice how close the bobbin is to the hook. "There should never be more than one inch between the end of the bobbin tune and the hook shank" (Advanced Fly Tying). 


Woolly Bugger Video

This is a good video for the Woolly Bugger. But there are lots of variations. Here's a new one, which I recommend. Here's one for a different recipe.  You may have to sign up for Midcurrent, which will send you new information every week.

Check this good website for Beginners

​Nymph Proportions

Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

T = Thorax = 1/3 Hook length
A= Abdomen = 2/3 Hook length
G= Gape or Hook Size 
Tail =Tail Length = 1/3 to 3/4 T + A
Rib = Same number of segments as natural

*Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Website
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Video 

Soft Hackle Flies

Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Soft Hackle Fly

Simple Soft Hackle with a different hackling method

Caddis Flies

Elk Hair Caddis

And here's an easy floating caddis made with cdc and no hackle:
CDC Elk Hair Caddis

Partridge and Yellow (Caddis) with a thorax.  It can also be tied without a thorax.

          Tying Wings