Hand-tied creations lure bass, trout to the hook

Luann Lawrence wraps thread around a hook Dec. 18 2023 while crafting a fishing fly at the Bella Vista Fly Tyers weekly tying class. The group offers classes for new and experienced tyers.
(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Flip Putthoff)
Luann Lawrence wraps thread around a hook Dec. 18 2023 while crafting a fishing fly at the Bella Vista Fly Tyers weekly tying class. The group offers classes for new and experienced tyers. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Flip Putthoff)


Beauty is in the eyes of the finned beholder that lurks in the depths inspecting a hand-tied fishing fly as its next meal.

Anglers hope to fool a wary trout, black bass or other fish when they sign up for fly tying classes offered by the Bella Vista Fly Tyers.