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  • I don’t fly fish but I joined this group for my dad. I need a little help with …

     Jeremy updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Jeremy

    Member
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I don’t fly fish but I joined this group for my dad.

    I need a little help with his Christmas present. He ties his own “large” flies….I was hoping to get him something fly related but he’s super picky and I can’t just go on amazon and search “fly fishing” 😭. Here are a few of my ideas:

    – some specialty pre-made flies that he would maybe not be able to make or that are extremely difficult to make
    – some high end supplies for small or large flies
    – the tools or kit needed to make small flies
    – an illustrated guide to flies, something a little artistic

    Thanks in advance if you can advise. 😄

  • Ian Rush

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Guide trip

  • Jeff Holberg

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Pat Cohen ties some incredible deer hair flies. rusuperfly.com.

  • Brooks Jessen

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Guide trip in Western MT give me a call thanx (406)240-1696 http://www.troutzoolamontana.com

  • Joanna Nelson

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I can’t believe all the great suggestions on here. Thank you so much!!! He’s going to be so happy and surprised with the quality & thoughtfulness- thanks to you all!!! 💕

  • Cardo Lianez

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Do you know what kind of fish he loves to pursue? Let that drive your choice of art, flies, materials and maybe tools.

    Of course he’ll appreciate the effort but the more you put into it the bigger the appreciation.

    Avoid buying him flies he wont use. If he’s been at it long he may very well spot the flies that are but nice artsy endeavors on the vice.

  • Dave Santiago

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    A gift certificate. Maybe Orvis. Cant go wrong

  • Lucas Holmgren

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Fishing Books

    Increíble books on fly tying

  • Casey Pfeiffer

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Love this. I think number one would be a fishing day for the both of you, the best gift is spending time together! Otherwise I would find out what kind of fish he targets, then head to the fly shop to get some suggestions on specific materials. If in doubt, and art or craft fly fishing related goes down well!

  • Brian Golub

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Where does he fish? That would dictate the small fly collection to suggest as a present.

  • Harry Filip

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Primo tails from Brad Bohen if he has any left.

  • Donald Megna

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    A good magnifier is always appreciated

  • David Johnson

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    A gift card is the absolute best thing to buy when one is trying to figure out what to get for a fisherman/woman. I say that because many fishermen/women will tell you that they get gifts that just sit and collect dust because it is either something that really doesn’t fit with the type of fishing they do or it is just plain something they would not even consider buying. It sounds mean but it is the truth. The gift card can be used to get something that they would use, or it can be used towards something that they been saving to get, which the gift card will probably be the ticket on finally having enough money to buy something they have been looking at.

  • Ryan Edwards

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Spring for a guided trip for him

  • Kurt Stick

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Hooks, bead heads, dubbing… whatever he’s short on. Fishing g trip is a great idea though

  • Eddie Solomon

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Good tools of the trade. .make a to great gift…and hooks of course…Book of patterns for reference is nice too..

  • Marcus Bevier

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm
  • Andraž Šterk

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would say give him something that will last, so flies and materials shuld be out. I would pick a good book (Pop Fleyes: Bob Popovic), or some nice tool or hand made tool organizer.

  • Nick Erny

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Get him this book, great read

  • Ty Jukes

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Duane Redford has written a couple of really good books.

  • Jeff Kelly

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    What species does he fish for? There are some good books depending on what he does, George Daniel – Dynamic Nymphing or Strip Set ; Rick Kustich – Hunting Musky with a Fly

  • Grizz Nizz

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Buy him 3 months of smitty’s as a gift. Do the double tying without flies. He will love it!

  • Jay Hann

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    If there’s a fly fishing club in your area you could buy him a membership for the year.

  • Mike Wilson

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    If he is as picky about his fly tying and fishing equipment as I am then you should get him a gift certificate for his local fly shop. Not as much thought in this gift but I always appreciate a gift certificate vs something I may or may not use. Just me though, good luck.

  • Dave Marcoux

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Go fly fishing with him, it’ll make him super happy!

  • Richard Aeron Lougher Jones

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Something like this from a US based tyer due to postage time etc.

  • David Haight

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would say either a book on flies or fly art

  • Johnathon Lindsay

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Dad’s need more children like you

  • Lars Terkildsen

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    You could contact Fiskeshopen Mörrum
    And talk to them, they have lots of special flies, tools and materials to tye flies.
    fiskeshopen@ymail.com

  • Emma Whitehead

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm
  • Jonathan E Harper

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Can you go wrong with partridge tail feathers?

  • Doug Spencer

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Get the two of you a guided trip and make some memories with him.

  • Tina Murray

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Joanna. I’m not sure where you are from but I think it is fantastic that you are trying to get your dad something special and fly fishing. As we get older experiences are what we cherish and with those we love. We do an all women’s clinic in the driftless in wi in June. You could sign up. Learn. He would be thrilled you have someone other than him to teach you. ( it’s a well known fact in the Ff community husbands shouldn’t teach their wives nor fathers their daughters. ). You learning something he loves with the intent on spending time together will touch him deeply. And you’ll have an amazing new thing in your life whether it’s listening to the birds, spending time in beautiful places or really digging the sport. Mostly I would think he would cherish your efforts and time fishing with his daughter. This clinic is affordable and you walk away with enough skills to be self functional on the stream. Consider the gift for both yourself and the implications for him.

  • Kristian Cole

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Local fly shop

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