Fly tying expert, Brita Fordice, joins me on this episode of Anchored to discuss tying flies, life, and much more. Fishing has always been a part of Brita Fordice’s life. Growing up in Washington she fished for steelhead, trout, and salmon. She even started tying flies at 10 years old. As an accomplished angler and guide in Puget Sound, her custom patterns are loved by fly fishers everywhere. Listen to this fun conversation to hear more about Brita’s life, designs, fly tying tricks, and so much more.
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Outline of This Episode
- [2:15] Brita Fordice grew up fly fishing in Washington
- [10:22] Brita has taken tying flies to a whole new level
- [17:35] How does she keep from having her beautifully crafted flies not turn into a terrible mess when mass-produced?
- [20:20] What does she love and hate about different flies?
- [25:25] Why do they use UV hardened resin?
- [31:05] What are her thoughts on intruders?
- [35:22] Which flies is she most proud of?
- [40:09] What is a true Spey fly?
- [45:08] Does she modify any of her materials?
- [48:05] What kind of feathers does she use?
- [51:22] What is the perfect deceiver for her?
- [53:44] What is her biggest frustration with hooks?
- [57:26] What tricks is she willing to share?
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