Revising and reworking flies, even the classics, can be an easy way to tie patterns you already know. Many tying companies offer new materials that add flash, weight and movement to create new versions of old designs. Hareline’s selection and innovative products offer something for all anglers and the Backwater Angler fly has recently expanded our tying room selection to offer more tying materials for Mid-Atlantic fly anglers.
Looking for soft hackles capes, wires and tinsels? We currently have plenty of genetic hen, english grouse, starling, hungarian partridge and over 26 different colors and sizes of wire and tinsel. 17/0 and 14/0 thread are new additions along with kevlar and heavy duty threads for spinning hair. Chenille isn’t just for green weenies and worms anymore. We have over 30 colors from micro through standard sizes and three styles. Midge Cactus chenille is an estaz style chenille scaled down to the thickness of a single strand of peacock herl, and can replace herl to create new styles of old patterns. The Micro Polar Chenille and standard Polar Chenille are great for larger streamers and nymphs.
Individual dubbing packs are available in over 30 colors and 5 styles including Hare-tron, Scud, Ice, Quick Descent and standard rabbit dubbing. Large selections of marabou, arctic fox and feathers are available for streamer patterns. Zonkers have accounted for numerous fish over twenty inches on the Gunpowder and rabbit strips, some barred, are in stock in every shade. Looking to scale down a Zonker to a smaller size for casting on bamboo and lighter weight rods? In stock are squirrel strips, which allow tying of zonkers down to a size 16. Many of the tying classes will focus on using some of these materials to create new patterns or tweek an old design. We select new and unique materials to provide tyers with quality products and the local knowledge to create great flies.