1) Customization/Creativity

Creativity is probably the biggest driving factor for fly tying.  The fact that you have an open canvas to put whatever you want on a hook will draw you to the vise again and again.

2) Durability

Invariably, once you've got a little experience your flies will last longer than the store bought variety.

3) Satisfaction

There is something about catching a fish on a fly that you've made with your own two hands.

4) Instant Gratification

If you have an idea for something that you think will work, you don't have for somebody else.  You can sit down at a vice and start tying immediately.

5) Saving Money

It's the debate that won't quit.  Do I save money tying my own flies vs buying them?  Well its no different than anything else in life...if you put your mind to it and are thrifty, then you can save money.

Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers

5 Reasons to Tie Your Own Flies

The 2018 NKFF Free Beginner's Fly-Tying Classes will start on Sunday February 11th, and will continue on Sundays (Feb 18th, Feb 25th, March 4th, Mar 11th and Mar 18th) from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at the Boone County Library (Main Branch on KY route 18).

You can sign up to attend the class by Registering with Boone County Parks & Recreation at 859-334-2117 or by emailing Aaron McDaniel HERE  or calling him at 859-240-2318.  Members can also register on Meetup

What to Bring: At the first meeting just bring yourself.  The first meeting will be devoted to helping you make the right decisions about what to purchase.
It’s a six week program, and it is absolutely free.

2018 Free ​Fly Tying Classes

5 Reasons to Tie Your Own Flies

2018 Free Fly Tying Classes

You do not have to be a member of NKFF to attend, but everyone must register.