Tying flies from the age of 10, Master Fly-Tyer, Don Ordes, aka DonO, keeps his audience hooked with wit, humor, and skill. From the tiniest #32 Mustad fly, to his monster-fly inventions, Fantasy Flies, each is an unequivocal WOW. Fly-tying is a progressive hobby, covering every possible fishing application, whether freshwater or saltwater. New materials are found or invented constantly, and the challenge is to be creative, while remaining true to the craft. DonO pushes the envelope, going where no one has gone before. His unique ‘rope-dub’ technique, allows the tyer to dub near-indestructible flies in less than one minute. Another of Don’s inventions, artistic collectibles known as Fantasy Flies, are tied mostly on giant 14/0 hooks.
DonO developed his rope-dubbing technique 35 years ago while creating his realistic stoneflies from fur dubbings. Don applied the technique to every known dubbing material (plus some), and everything dubbed perfectly. Realizing it was the only technique that could be used effectively for Ice Dubbing and other synthetic materials, Don decided to share his technique. Demonstrating the method freely at fly shows across … More Rope Dubbing for Beginners or Pros, Now Available in Downloadable MP-4 Format
The latest Fantasy Fly, a Royal Wulff Coachman, was delivered to Anthony Spezio. … More A Whopper of a Fly