sexyloops fly tying school - the long haul

sexyloops fly tying school - the long haul

t.z. | Friday, 29 July 2016

The summer fishing season is in full swing up here in the "arctics". My fly box is full and the trips planned and prepared ....... not - never enough preparation really, but what the heck.

I hope you had fun the last fall, winter and spring. I hope you had a chance to fill your flyboxes.

Drving abouts. It´s a long haul always here in the north. The map one normally sees is pretty distorted and the distances seem much  shorter ... far from it. I am still in Norway, but about 2100km away from Oslo, where I live. Crazy. If I had driven 2100km south from Oslo I´d ended up in Africa.

So I don´t know what Paul is raving about. These distances are almost normal for Scandinavia. :-) My GPS looks somthing like this. 

Skjermbilde 2016-07-28 kl. 02.46.38

The fly box for that trip -

Another long haul is to learn to tie flies ... here is so many things one can do ... Here is what I have talked about so far. I grouped it so it´s easier for you to pick your next step.

... the SFTS - Sexyloops Fly Tying School 

Intro and first fly:

and than ... - after having tied at least three dozen black gnats -  than move on to the other chapters

keep praticing the flies above while you read these :

and than continue with the next section

splitting thread (not hair)

and some more relaxing easy, but very efficient pattern

if you need a fly to impress the other fishermen go for these

the emerger section

extended body flies


tying technique - using your fingertips

tying with deer hair

tying lifecycles

Another really good way of learning fly tying is to take macro pictures. A smartphone or small digital camera is sufficient. Than upload the pics to the sexyloops forum and have them discuss by others.

picture by Al Pyke 

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. His flydressing is based on old traditions as well as very modern and innovative methods of creating flies. You can book Thomas for guided trips, flytying classes and presentations. He regularly gives speeches and demonstrations at fly fishing fairs. Thomas is member of the ProTeam at Partridge of Redditch as well as Regal Vises.

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