Reader Submit Their Favorite Spring Flies

See what your fellow readers are tying.

These flies will catch fish! Our mailbag has been full of packages containing great flies. They arrive from across the United States, Canada, and beyond. And every box and envelope contains patterns that we know will catch fish—guaranteed! The letters accompanying the flies are delightful. One reader said that he has tied flies for more than 50 years, and another was written by a father who submitted a pattern—a Gray Ghost, no less—made by his eight-year-old son. Reading this correspondence, you get a sense of where they tie and how they fish. And every correspondent shares a common passion: to create flies that catch trout, bass, panfish, bonefish, and more!

Would you like to share your best patterns with your fellow Fly Tyer readers? It is simple. Send a sample of your fly, and include the complete pattern recipe and a brief description of how you tie or fish your fly to: Reader Favorites, Fly Tyer magazine, P.O. Box 8, Steuben, ME 04680. (We will publish as many flies as we can, and all materials become the property of this magazine.) And, whether or not your fly appears in this magazine, you will be entered in our contest to win a great prize! —David Klausmeyer

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