“The best place to buy fly tying materials has been right under your nose this entire time!” – Jesse Males
Where do you buy fly tying materials? What is the best online place to by hackles? Do you ever buy fly tying materials on amazon? These are all questions that I get asked frequently from followers on both my Instagram and Facebook channels.
So, here is a video with my answer on where the best fly tying materials can be found! Check it out!
Now I know some of you guys saw that coming. Unfortunately I know how easy it is to jump online and simply look for the cheapest price of an item everywhere in the world from virtually any manufacturer. My advice is simply to keep those dollars moving in the industry and helping others keep their dreams of opening fly shops or retail stores in your local area alive.
Below are links to some of my favorite dealers if you indeed do need to purchase items online.
“The Redfish L&D is easily one of my favorite redfish flies of all. Fishes like a true champ and has a great action in the water!” – Jesse Males
This is a redfish fly that I have no problem saying is one of my all-time favorite redfish flies for the state of Florida and beyond! This fly has a great action in the water and continues to catch fish everywhere it goes! I originally started fishing this fly in the Mosquito Lagoon area but quickly learned it could catch a redfish just about everywhere they swim. It works great for sight fishing but can also be stripped in like a baitfish fly which makes it a good search pattern as well.
As you can see this fly uses some basic tying techniques to create a fly with epic action in the water and a head that pushes water while adding a fine wiggle motion. Next time you are digging through your fly box guessing which is the best redfish fly, hopefully you will have tied one of these by then and quickly pick it out and give it a whirl! You will be glad you did!
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“What is the best hook for tarpon? What are your favorite tarpon hooks? What hooks are best for what tarpon flies? These are all questions that I get and questions I hope to answer in Episode 26 of the Backwater Vlog! Enjoy!” – Jesse Males
When first getting into tying your own tarpon flies most people want to know what the best hook is for tarpon. While opinions vary on these questions greatly I don’t believe there is just one hook for all situations and all size tarpon. I think having a group of hooks that you have confidence with and that can be used in different fishing scenarios is the best way to tackle this question. So, here are my top 4 best tarpon hooks that I have used for years.
Hopefully you were able to follow along and see some of the different characteristics of these hooks and how they could work well in certain unique fishing scenarios. Tarpon fishing on fly covers a lot of different ways to fish for this species and the fly selection is virtually endless.
Like I said above, my advice is to find a few hooks that you can have confidence tying your favorite patterns on. Nothing is worse that casting at a fish and not being confident that your gear is going to do the job.
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