Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

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Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by jcwillow777 » Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:56 am

I'm looking to subscribe to a fly tying magazine. I really enjoyed Steven Bird's magazine, which is no more. When I first got into tying several years ago I subscribed to several, but they leaned mostly toward dry flies. Looking to see if anyone here knows of a magazine that to pampers toward wets and soft hackles. Maybe not completely, but at least have occasional articles. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:18 pm

I used to read several, then found the internet. I subscribed to Fly Tyer last year and won't be renewing my subscription. I found very little that caught my interest. In the entire year I saw one fly that I thought about adding to the box. If you find something that may interest an old wet fly/flymph guy, let me know, please.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by Mike62 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:33 pm

I'm going to give Fly Tyer another go. They got a bit wonky the last couple of years, and like Roadkill, I found very little to get enthused about. Dave Klausmeyer has vacated the Big chair, so maybe some fresh blood will perk it up. I read the Drake, but that isn't about tying. I tried Fly Fusion but they kept shorting me issues and I dropped them.

I used to subscribe to Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, but I let it run out for whatever reason. The passing of Steve Bird's Soft Hackle Journal is crushing.

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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by jcwillow777 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:05 pm

Mike62 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:33 pm I'm going to give Fly Tyer another go. They got a bit wonky the last couple of years, and like Roadkill, I found very little to get enthused about. Dave Klausmeyer has vacated the Big chair, so maybe some fresh blood will perk it up. I read the Drake, but that isn't about tying. I tried Fly Fusion but they kept shorting me issues and I dropped them.

I used to subscribe to Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, but I let it run out for whatever reason. The passing of Steve Bird's Soft Hackle Journal is crushing.
Thanks for your input. I checked into Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, they are no more.

I also checked into Fly Fishing and Fly Tying in the UK. Looks like a good magazine, but shipping to US is kinda high. Still thinking on this one.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by jcwillow777 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:12 pm

Well, I subscribed to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying out of the UK. Turns out to be about $7.50 an issue. I thought the subscription was for 3 issues, turns out it's for 12. The April issue has an article on spiders. Looking forward to getting my first issue.
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Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:01 pm

jcwillow777 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:12 pm Well, I subscribed to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying out of the UK. Turns out to be about $7.50 an issue. I thought the subscription was for 3 issues, turns out it's for 12. The April issue has an article on spiders. Looking forward to getting my first issue.
I forgot all about that magazine. It's been a few years since I read it. Always a good read. Just re-registered, may subscribe again.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by Mike62 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:37 am

jcwillow777 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:12 pm Well, I subscribed to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying out of the UK. Turns out to be about $7.50 an issue. I thought the subscription was for 3 issues, turns out it's for 12. The April issue has an article on spiders. Looking forward to getting my first issue.
I had forgotten about them, too. I'll give them a look.
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Post by wsbailey » Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:02 pm

I receive FF&FT as well. I can download a sample to see if I want to purchase a copy. The April and May 2024 issues each have an article on North Country “soft hackle” flies.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by Variant » Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:25 pm

I also subscribe to FF and FT magazine.
Call me old school but I look forward to receiving a monthly fly fishing magazine.
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Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:32 am

I'm with Lou on the "old school" list. Look forward to receiving my copy of Fly Tyer 4 X a year. Yes, some issues are better/more interesting than others, but I learn something from every issue. Once upon a time, I received Fly Fisherman and Fly Rod & Reel too, but those days are gone.

Never heard of the British mag, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying. Mr Bailey, How does it work where you can preview a copy and then decide if you want to buy it?

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