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Fly Tying Patterns

Fly tying is an art and a craft, but more importantly, it's something you can do after work or whenever you're away from the water.

Fly tying can be intimidating at first but hopefully these step by step guides will help to make your life just a little easier.

The Baha Boys tie all their flies using the South African built Jvice. It's an incredible piece of equipment designed by a fly tyer for fly tyers.

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CDC Nymph: A hugely capable nymph tied using a tungsten bead and a single CDC feather. I've also tied them very successfully using marabou. 

CDC Nymph

A hugely capable nymph tied using a tungsten bead and a single CDC feather. I've also tied them very successfully using marabou.

 

Classy Glassy: This fly was tied to target game fish in the Durban harbour. It immitates the glassies which seek shelter next to structure in estuaries. Fished on an intermediate line with a slow retrieve, this fly can be deadly. 

Classy Glassy

This fly was tied to target game fish in the Durban harbour. It immitates the glassies which seek shelter next to structure in estuaries. Fished on an intermediate line with a slow retrieve, this fly can be deadly.

       
Clouser Minnow: The clouser minnow is categorized as a streamer and is fished sub surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater game fish and is generally listed as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box, especially for saltwater fishing as well as tigerfish. 

Clouser Minnow

The clouser minnow is categorized as a streamer and is fished sub surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater game fish and is generally listed as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box, especially for saltwater fishing as well as tigerfish.

 

Crazy Charlie: A very successful fly for estuaries and gullies. Perhaps my all time favourite salt water fly, especially in the Durban harbour. 

Crazy Charlie

A very successful fly for estuaries and gullies. Perhaps my all time favourite salt water fly, especially in the Durban harbour.

       
Elk Hair Caddis: Another very successful dry fly. I find it especially useful in the Bushman's River. 

Elk Hair Caddis

Another very successful dry fly. I find it especially useful in the Bushman's River.

 

Orange Ruffy: This is a variation on a crazy charlie which I have found hugely useful in estuaries and in the surf. 

Orange Ruffy

This is a variation on a crazy charlie which I have found hugely useful in estuaries and in the surf.

       
Squid: A combination of a few squid patterns I looked at. The hackle gives it a great action in  the water. Does well for springer and kingies. 

Squid

A combination of a few squid patterns I looked at. The hackle gives it a great action in the water. Does well for springer and kingies.

 

Wooly Bugger: This is a fantastic still water fly, although it can be used in the deeper pools of rivers, and slow moving water. It has proven to be one of the favourite choices when one wants to use a nymph pattern. 

Wooly Bugger

This is a fantastic still water fly, although it can be used in the deeper pools of rivers, and slow moving water. It has proven to be one of the favourite choices when one wants to use a nymph pattern.