With summer upon us and kids being released for school, many families will have more time for recreation together. As mentioned in our last post, water sports are some of the most enjoyable. If your family enjoys fishing, and handmade crafts, the art of tying your own fishing flies can be an enjoyable activity for kids and adults alike, and can develop into a lifelong hobby.
excellent tutorials that develop from the most basic fly-tying skills and build upon them sequentially in order to master more complex ties. Steps are illustrated with photos so you can see exactly what your fishing fly should look like as you work on it.
All of the basic materials needed are listed. However, raising the craft room (especially if you craft with feathers or fibers) can provide an endless supply of variety for developing your own fly-fishing creations. When I first began selling my fiber assortments, which were developed with scrapbooking in mind, I was surprised to find that I also attracted a great many fly fishermen who enjoyed using the variety of colors, textures, and iridescence the fiber collections offered to create unique fishing flies. Feathers are similarly in demand, and can provide stability and motion to lures as they move through the water.
Try your hand at tying fishing flies as a family. You might discover a new passion, or instill the love of a new craft in your children. And enjoy spending time together as a family, creating something useful that you can have fun with in the great outdoors!