Fly Tying Step by Step Guide
to common New Zealand Fly Patterns


This page has Step by Step Tying Guides and tips (Open in new windows)

(I'll add more as time goes by)


Tying Wing Slips


Black Gnat

Gray Ghost

Green Beetle

Glo Bugs

Hare & Copper Nymph

Hares Ear Nymph NZ

Pheasant Tail

Pheasant Tail (Hare & Pheasant)

Royal Wulff

Willow Grub

Floating Willow Grub



Dads Favourite


Tools and the uses;

Hair Stacker
Whip Finishing

Tips and bits and pieces


Have plenty of bobbins; a couple for thread, one for copper wire, one for lead wire, one for everything that you use regularly.....


Use the best quality products you can afford;

I struggled for years using low quality products, cheap lead wire that always broke, a cheap vise that didn't hold the flies securely enough, low quality hackles, often tying was a chore. Experience is a great teacher, I found that fly tying is so much more enjoyable if you use good quality products, and the results much better.


Skimping on materials;

If you want good results use the right product for the fly