Blane Chocklett is widely regarded as one of the best big game anglers, fly tyers, and guides in the world. Chocklett’s Body Tubing is the authentic “secret ingredient” used by Blane in everything from trout flies to musky flies for heads, to segment the bodies, and to keep the materials flared up, allowing them to push more water and have the illusion of bulk — the hollow fly effect — while being light and castable all day.
Length per pack: 1/8" x 3', 1/4” x 3', and 1/2” x 2'
Create a bigger fly body with less materials The more materials you use, the heavier your fly gets, making it harder to cast. Body Tubing creates a ramp for your material to lay against, which flares it out to create the illusion of bulk without using much material, keeping your fly light and easy to cast.
Make your fly push more water The flared materials allow your fly to push more water, making it more likely to attract the attention of your target fish.
Give your streamers longer lives Body Tubing is designed to be tied to protect thread wraps from the teeth of fish. In addition, as the body materials begin to flatten against the body from extended fishing, you can push the tubing forward against the tying materials to flare them back up.
Alternative to reverse-tying for easier body tapering of flies Whether you're tying with deer hair or other fibers, Body Tubing provides a solution to time-consuming reverse-tying.
For use in fresh and saltwater streamer fly patterns of all sizes Body Tubing was made famous for its use in the T-Bone, a large musky fly, but it's a useful material for flies of all sizes. The 3-size range (1/8", 1/4", 1/2") is designed to provide an option for any size streamer fly pattern and to allow for tapering.
Quantity per pack: 3 sizes (1/8" and 1/4” have 3 feet per packet and 1/2” has 2 feet per packet) Comes in Clear only.
Chocklett's Finesse Body Chenille
Available in Medium, 3/4", or Large, 1 1/4", this chenille is amazing.
For tying Gamer Changer style streamers and other palmered baitfish imitations.
Chocklett’s Finesse Body Chenille is a synthetic chenille perfect for tying Game Changer style flies. It’s not quite a dense as Chocklett’s Body Wrap, so it works well on smaller flies while the finished fly has more micro movement. From palmering the chenille to adding a few wraps to the front of a fly to fish it off, this chenille increases your options when tying Game Changers and other palmered baitfish imitations. Try it with the Articulated Fish Spine.
Chocklett's Game Changer Chenille
Chocklett's Game Changer Chenille is a translucent and markable material specifically designed to be combined with the Articulated Spine system and Living Eyes to tie the Game Changer, a phenomenal, multi-jointed streamer designed by Blane Chocklett.
Game Changer Chenille is ideal for tying small-to-medium size Game Changers (typically between 3 to 4 inches long).
Tip from Blane: Steam your Chenille before tying with it because it will help you get the most out of the material. Popular options for this include holding it over boiling water or using a handheld steamer.
If you want to see Blaine teaching a class on tying a Game Changer then click here
CWO Glacier Flash
Finally, our own line of flash is here!
I am so excited to offer our own line and have some great new colors I want to introduce to everyone that is not available to other fly shops.
All the flash has the same amount of threads however some do have 2 extra threads wrapping the main color strand making a bulkier flash while others have just the main color strand offering a sleek look when you want just a hint of color.
Chironomid guys, don't worry as the Gun Metal and Steel grays that we offered before in Kreelex and Kreinik are exactly the same colors that we have here.
A few particular outstanding colors are:
Speckled Gold and Speckled Silver have tiny black dots on each strand
Speckled Trout is a very fine, blue holographic carrying a vast array of color
Clearwaters is a Glow in the Dark.
Orange Float, Granny Smith Apples, Sunshine and Watermelon are UV.
Salmon, Open Air and Dandelions are Transparent.
Each hank is approximately 19" long and comes in various bulks:
Bulky (B) which has one main twisted color with two additional minute threads wrapping around it.
Semi Bulky (SB) which is smaller and is slightly wrinkled or twisted and may include the two additional minute threads.
Sleek (S) is only one straight, flat thread but is either 1/32" or 1/16" wide and is usually semi-transparent or holographic.
Glacier Flash can completely replace other flashes like Flashabou in your tying boxes and is strong so if you nick the hook, it will not instantly break like some other flashes. Use Clearwaters on your wet streamers or as the wing on a Wulff pattern or replace the wool on a Red Tag with Berry Red. Tie in the UV colors in your big salmon patterns or make the popular Kreelex Fly in various colors. The uses for Glacier flash is only limited to your imagination.
Dyed Pearl Diamond Braid
Dyed Pearl Diamond Braid is a braided body material made up of several strands of mylar loosely knitted into a diamond pattern ribbon. This material is great for bodies on many freshwater and saltwater patterns. Dyed Pearl Diamond Braid creates a great sparkle effect for tying salmon/steelhead egg patterns and makes a nymph wing cases really stick out. Don't forget to add it to those grayling and trout patterns too! A really useful and versatile braid to have in every fly tyer's arsenal.
4 yards per pack, from Hareline.
Easy Shrimp Legs
Easy shrimp legs incorporate one of the most innovative tying solutions we have seen. Simply hold in position with the handle at the back, tie in securely along the body and with the tab at the front and then cut of the handle. Small & Medium, 10 per pack. Comes in Clear only, does not include eyes.
Fair Flies Brushes
Every brush is built with the highest grade stainless steel wire at its core leaving it salt and rust proof. Tying with our brush simply builds a better fly. Thread loosens when wet and materials will move.
As with all of the brushes you are in control. More turns give fuller, bulkier profiles and fewer allow you to downsize for low, clear situations. Start on any platform you wish: tubes, hooks, jigs, shanks, with weight, or without. Add a wing, or don't; again it's up to you. But no matter how you fish, these materials will get you a lot of hookups.
We are not taking the fun out, we are just taking some of the time out!
Want to watch some videos using the brushes? Click here.
Note on Shipping: Because of the size of the brush container, we cannot ship these using the $6.00 shipping, they are way over sized for that packaging.
GT Brush Bug dressed by Dennis Gamboa " GT Bleeding Leech"
A little bit about this fabulous company:
Fair Flies is a registered Benefit Corporation in the state of Oregon. Why is this important? As a Benefit Corporation we place mission first in our operating agreements. It is the job of our board of directors to make sure that we are first about mission and second about financial returns. Sustainability is important to us be we want to do it in the right way. We believe in Trade instead of Aid and we use fly tying materials as our primary product to provide livable wages to marginalized people in compromised areas around the world but focused in SE Asia.
Fair Flies is all about pairing your passion for fly fishing with our desire to make positive impacts with communities around the world. Our suppliers are committed to bettering the lives of the people they employ, be that with young people who need direction and purpose to stay out of crime, widows who need help providing for their children, victims of exploitation who need to be rehabilitated, or simply parents whose children are at risk of being sold into slavery. Obtaining regular orders from Fair Flies helps these suppliers retain employees and provide ongoing mentorship as they engage in the art of fly tying.
It is equal parts proactive and reactive. By paying living wages up front, we are able to help in many ways. Families can stabilize because fathers can remain in country and mothers can move the family financially forward. This removes the temptation to send their children elsewhere for the hope of a better life, which often turns into some form of exploitation. We are also able to help victims of exploitation. They find a better way to live in a loving environment that provides a wonderful network of counseling and emotional support. Many come with stress disorders and need these supports to start a new life. This is our mission. These are the ones we care about and who your purchase supports.
Winter Steelhead Fly dressed by Dennis Gamboa, " Steely Blue"
Farrars Flash Blend and UV Flash Blend
Choose the original Flash Blend or the UV Flash Blend.
This synthetic material was developed by renowned American Tyer, Steve Farrar and is unique in the fact that is already tapered you only need this blend to complete the fly.
This material is a perfect blend of the Slinky Fibre and the Slinky Blend with just a fine Mylar flash.
The bleeding of colors incorporate a red and wisteria color flash. The Midnight, Violet Night, Peacock and Herring Black have a wisteria (dark blue/green). The rest of the colors have a pearl color flash blended in.
Slinky fiber blends with UV fibers developed by tier Steve Farrar. UV really adds to the fish appeal of the traditional SF Blends.
Flat Diamond Braid
Diamond Braid is a woven pearl braid that is dyed in the most popular colors. Best uses are for bodies on bonefish flies, caddis larvae/pupa imitations, muddler bodies, and salmon/steelhead flies. Can cover your tubes too for tube flies or use it as tailing material on your freshwater patterns. Really adds a sparkle and translucency to your pattern.
4yards per package, from Hairline.
Flybox Pure Micro Straggle String
Micro Straggle is a versatile synthetic for tying nymphs and lures. Built on a straggle string this material has fine 5mm fibres which give it a more subtle/natural look. The material only has dyed translucent fibres. Great for nymphs and buzzers and even lures. From Flybox.
Flybox T-10 Translucent Chenille
Translucent T-10 is 10mm in size, making it ideal for HALO and Mini Gem Blobs. Dyed into a stunning range of fluorescent colours for every pattern thinkable, it is a high quality chenille from Scotland. It is famous for stillwaters competitors in Scotland, Wales & England. Very effective and quality dyed colors, it's a strong chenille easy to tie with and gives a "Jelly" effect for your streamers, blobs, boobies and nymphs.
Flybox T-15 Translucent Jelly Gel Core Chenille
The Flybox T-15 Translucent is made from a durable and dyeable translucent material. This material gives a unique jellylike look in the water and is great for tying blob and lure patterns. One of the benefits of the T-15 Translucent is the array of vibrant colors that attract the light in the water. 15mm chenille.
From Pro Sportfisher: Just like our Shrimp Shells these gammarus shells are precut for giving your fly a realistic and easy to tie look. Use a curved hook, add some weight, some dubbing and a rib and you are ready to tie a perfect gammarus imitation in no time – a true killer for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing. We have discovered how important gammarus nymphs are so a gammarus pattern is a “must-have-in-the-box” pattern when hunting trouts everywhere.
X-Small -18 pcs
Small- 18 pcs
Med- 15 pcs
Click HERE to watch a video to learn how to successfully tie with these shells.
Tying the Pro Gammarus Shrimp
Mustad C49S - Caddis curved
Tungsten lead wire
Pro Gammarus Nymph Shell
STF Dub, Lt. Olive
Grey Latex Sheets
Latex Sheets: For stones, caddis, larva, scuds, and inch worms. A simple fold or two and you can make twister tails. Cut as you please to make that realistic fly.
GRIZZLY HAIR is approximately 16" length, with barring at every 3/16". This synthetic hair is the perfect top to any streamer fly, or to add a lateral line to any bait fish pattern. It is more durable and less expensive than natural grizzly saddle, and finer than Synthetic Yak Hair. It is color fast and a valuable asset to any fly tyers bench.
Grizzly Micro Legs
Half as wide as standard rubber leg, Grizzly Micro Legs are great for your smaller dry fly and nymph patterns.
Grizzly Micro Legs can be used for anything from Bass Poppers to Steelhead flies, add them to your fly tying supplies today.
4 skirts per bag.
Jims Mayfly Wings
Ultra realistic pre-formed fine vinyl Mayfly wings with subtle markings.
Jungle Cock HD
Pro Sportfisher has this to say about the Junglecock HD:
For the past 20 years manufactures of flytying material have been trying to make a substitute for the highly desired but unfortunately red listed Jungle Cock, with limited or no success. That have changed with the introduction of the Pro Jungle cock HD. We are very proud to present the best substitute ever made. Through advanced printing and cutting technology we have created a photorealistic substitute that is far stronger than the original, and have some features like being able to bend and shape it to the desired profile by pulling the JC`HD between your thumps. Add to this the precise cut and you have a product that is not only environmental sustainable but perfect every time. A layer of UV Varnish completes the 3D effect and even hard core old school flytyers have a hard time telling the difference between the real thing and the Pro Jungle cock HD.
Available in 4 sizes: XS: 15 mm (60 pcs per sheet) • S: 20 mm (60 pcs per sheet) M: 30 mm (40 pcs per sheet) and L: 32 mm (60 pcs per sheet)
Larva Lace Midge Lace
A smaller version of Larva Lace, this tubing is excellent for wet flies, chironomids and nymphs sizes 14 to 28. It is hollow, translucent and highly elastic. 4' length per package.
Larva Lace Nymph D Rib
D Rib that works great for creating segmented bodies. A must have. One side is flat and the other side is D shaped, solid. Use water based cement only!
Mangum's Dragon Tails
“Mangum’s Dragon Tail” Conceived by David Mangum from Florida. David is a top notch Fly Tier andGuide. With his knowledge and background, the “Dragon Tail” is now available. Final development and procurement was the collaborated efforts by the Orvis Company and Cascade Crest Tools. This component has been specially treated to add color fastness and durability. Using various retrieval techniques you can make it dance or swim with a snake like action. 5 per package, the tapered length is 7” long, with 3/4” diameter mid section.
From one of the premier tarpon guides on the Gulf Coast, Mangum's Dragon Tail fly is made from an amazing new material that moves and undulates as it swims. Poly-based synthetic fabric with exceptionally diverse applications. Great lifelike movement in the water. Perfect for streamers, or shorten, apply adhesive, and use for a variety of body, wing, and tail applications.These tails take color markers very well allowing you to bar them easily.
The baitfish color combo has two each of black, white and grey and the 6 pack color combo has one each of purple, pink, fl.green, fl.yellow, tan and olive.
Comes in three sizes and two colors. Foam core. Great on those minnow patterns.