Let me start this off by saying I am NOT a professional fly tier … but over many years I have become proficient at several different streamers. Tying flies has without question made me a better fly fisherman … period! Putting the two arts together has allowed me to be a ‘deeper’ thinker while fly fishing; by that I mean I am able to understand the water I am fishing, the specie I am targeting and most important, understand how to go back to the vice and create a fly that will as closely as possible, mimic the baitfish or food source of the target specie. Don’t underestimate the connection … it is, at times, a very cool feeling to know that something you have created is locked in the jaw of a big smallmouth, musky or trout!
With all of this being said, there was a time when I bought all of my flies and was dependent upon fly shops or catalogues to find the flies I was using … so, I know how it feels to see a fly and not understand how to tie it. My trout candy fly has been one of the best original flies I have ever tied. It came about when fly fishing Taneycomo many years ago. I started modifying versions of wooly buggers and after several tying sessions, followed my fishing sessions … I found what this group of trout was looking for. I am still adjusting and making modifications daily; I believe that ‘solving’ the puzzle of fly fishing is literally half the fun.
So, this brings me to offer both versions of my trout candy flies for sale. Over the past couple of years I have had many emails and requests for the flies … truth is I was just too busy. Plus, I didn’t want to spend my time at the vice when I could be fishing, plain and simple! I am now retired and frankly not sure I have any more time than before … but now I get to choose what I am doing. Thus, I am going to sell trout candy flies … and below is how I plan on taking on this task.
Trout Candy Flies
I am going to sell my Trout Candy Flies in packs of six (6) at a time. You can choose the size of fly; either in size 6 or 8. I will provide you with 6 flies (2 crème, 2 olive, 1 black and 1 grey). I feel like these 4 colors will cover a wide variety of fishing conditions. A 6-pack of trout candy flies is $15 + shipping ($2) for a total of $17. The other option I am offering is a 6-pack on a fly patch for a total of $25 (shipping included). I love fly patches for many reasons; they are easy to ‘clump’ flies of categories together, easy to see what you have available and the patch allows for the fly to dry quickly.
To order a 6-pack of flies (please only one order of 6 at a time) … email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will provide you with my home address and you will send me a check (or PayPal – see note below) for either $17 or $25 dollars. I will then tie and send you the flies as quickly as possible. It is my goal to have several tied in advance but during smallmouth season up north in Wisconsin … I am going to be busy and happy about being busy fishing.
Jig-Headed Trout Candy Flies
If you are interested in getting a pack of five (5) Jig-Headed Trout Candy Flies in various colors (creme, silver, olive, black) you can now contact me. I have found that these flies are top-notch in catching not only trout … but panfish and bass as well. Click here to see how I tie the Jig-Headed Trout Candy Fly.
Just like with the Trout Candy Flies (above), you can contact me via email at email@example.com to order a set of five. The price will remain the same ($17) for five flies, shipping included. You will get a variety pack of colors in sizes 1/32 and 1/64 oz flies.