Fly Tying

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Fly-Tying Tools & Materials

Tie your favorite patterns with Orvis fly-tying materials, tools, and supplies. Hungry trout can’t resist realistic flies tied with our tried-and-true hackle fibers, dubbing, hair, chenille, flash, and feathers. Our fly-tying kits include all the supplies you need to tie a specific selection of recipes, and include an instructional DVD—an ideal option for the novice. Seasoned fly dressers will find the body materials they need for tying lifelike flies. Fast-sinking tungsten beads get your fly down quickly—and keep it where it belongs. Flexible fly-tying wire, durable thread, fly-tying cement, and stretch tubing add durability to dries or nymphs, and create precisely segmented bodies that fool the pickiest of fish. Reliably sharp hooks for any application make each recipe stronger and more effective. From brookies to tarpon, tempt your quarry with rugged, precisely tied flies—and net more fish with a hook that refuses to bend.

Our fly-tying equipment and tools include the vises, desks, organizers, lights, and magnifiers that work hard so you can fish harder. Our space-saving equipment and storage solutions pack up and tuck away to keep your work center organized and free of clutter. Explore the collection and find the fly-tying materials and tools expert anglers prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make homemade fishing flies?

Make your own flies at home with high-quality fly-tying materials, a sturdy vise, and a handful of essential tools to wrap thread or wire, add dubbing and fur, attach feathers, and apply body parts. Find complete fly-tying kits at Orvis to make your own wet and dry fly patterns.

What are the easiest flies to tie?

The Woolly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, and Zebra Midge are among the easiest flies to tie. Orvis fly-tying kits include the Encounter kit, a collection of materials and tools you’ll need to tie these and other easy patterns for beginners.