Skip Morris Fly Proportion Chart—getting the length of a fly's tail or its hackle fibers correct is important not only in order to please the human eye, but to make the fly perform properly, convince fish, and hook them once they're convinced.
But it's not just about tails and hackles—
wing height, body and wing-case length, head size all count.
This handy little two-sided guide, protected in clear plastic and small enough
to fit into your tying kit, will make fly proportions easy to understand.
Left and Right: both sides of the Skip Morris Fly Proportion Chart, showing the nine most common fly styles.
This little chart is:
Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:
Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams, 2nd Edition, originally published as an e-book only, is now available on Amazon as a paperback...check it out! Click on the links below to go to the information page on Top 12 Nymphs (the link to Amazon is at the bottom of the page...)
Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.