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Welcome to Performance Flies.
A Supplier of Select Fly Tying Materials, Hooks, and Tools from around the World.

**PLEASE NOTE: Performance Flies will be at the America Cup in Vail, CO from September 3-12, 2014. All orders received by Tuesday, September 2 at 9 am EST will ship on Tuesday, September 2nd. The next shipping date will be September 13, 2014. Orders may be placed during this period but they will not ship until the 13th. Email correspondence will also be limited. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.

For more information, comments, or questions please contact
Thank you.
Kevin Compton

Fly Tying Workshop: Productive Patterns from Both Sides of the Pond

On September 19-21, 2014 Kevin Compton and Peter Durisik (from Slovakia) will be jointly leading a 3 day fly tying workshop on the Little Juniata River in central Pennsylvania. The weekend class will include lodging, all meals, 3 fly tying seminars, hooks and materials, 2 afternoon fishing sessions, and access to the Performance Flies inventory with a 10% discount. The all-inclusive cost is $600/person and is limited to 6 people. The workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced tiers. With 2 instructors, there will be emphasis on developing each individual’s tying skills and the informal fishing sessions will provide an immediate opportunity to fish the workshop patterns.

Peter Durisik is a competition angler from Slovakia and one of Europe’s finest fly tiers. Peter’s flies are often represented by the Slovak National Team in the World Fly Fishing Championships. His innovative patterns include beadhead nymphs, jig flies, wet flies, streamers, and CDC dry flies. I have known Peter for 8 years. He has greatly influenced my own fly designs and has taught me much about tying materials and methods through our weekly Skype conversations. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to tie European patterns firsthand.

For more information & reservations, please feel free to contact Kevin at 814-599-2094, or email directly to

NEW PRODUCT: Rainbow Slotted Tungsten Beads

Cinnamon Toast Baetis Nymph

Hook: HANAK Nymph Hook H230BL #16.
Thread: FLY DK 80 Brown.
Beadhead: Copper Tungsten 2.5mm.
Tails: Golden Olive Coq de Leon Fibers.
Ribbing: XFine Copper Wire.
Body: Brown-Olive Condor Substitute.
Thorax: Jan Siman Peacock Dubbing, Peacock Bronze.

Video Demonstration

New Products:

**Euro Dubbing Flights**
In hopes of familiarizing customers with my new dubbing products, I'm offering:
6 Standard-Size Packages of European Dubbings
(my selection of colors)
for $5.95

Metallic Slotted Tungsten Beads

Fine Flat Pearlescent Tinsels

Fine Flat UV Tinsel

Catgut Nymphs tied by Lucian Vasies

from the Czech Republic

C&F Design Fly Tying
Tools, Vises
& Accessories

New Polish Quill Colors
Stripped & Dyed Peacock Quills

These Gudebrod 10/0 Threads (45 denier) are no longer produced. I was able to obtain them from Chris Helm of Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies who purchased the remaining spools when Gudebrod discontinued the product. They are dynamite for small fly and midge patterns where unwanted thread bulk is a primary consideration. Ed Engle, author of "Tying Small Flies" wrote "It's a true midge thread, wonderful to tie with. My life is changed."

Giorgio Benecchi Iridescent Threads
New Colors: Blue Peacock, Yellow, Lilac, Olive Rainbow, Orange, and Violet

A new nymph blend of alpaca fibers and UV flash. The coarseness of this dubbing makes it suitable for tying buggy flies while the flash fibers lend a subtle glint to any pattern.

"Flash Larva" (Rusty-Orange):

NEW from Giorgio Benecchi Products: Iridescent Thread

NEW: Jack Mickievicz's POLYTEK
Super Fine Poly Dry Fly Dubbing

This new product from Hends is a matte tinsel -- less flashy than typical mylar tinsels. It lends subtle flash as a body, ribbing, and wingcase material and is ideal for patterns fished in low, clear water conditions and for highly pressured fisheries. It is available in 9 colors.

NEW: Tungsten Wire

The NEW tungsten wire can be used to rib and to weight fly bodies. It can be used with a bobbin to wrap tapered tungsten underbodies on nymphs, especially mikronymphs and midges. It is available in both Fine and XFine gauges.

NEW: Tungsten Teardrops

Tungsten Teardrops are easily slipped around the bend of a hook, add substantial weight to a pattern, and can be used with or without beadheads. They can be applied to both straight and curved-shank hooks. The 'teardrop' or tapered shape of these slotted weights suggests a nymph profile.
They are available in both gold and black nickel.

Coq de Leon Feather Packs
As an alternative to the more costly saddles, these hand-picked packs include 12 shorter spade feathers & 12 longer saddle feathers. The speckled, glassy, and durable barbs from these Coq birds are ideal for both nymph and dry fly tailing. Natural & Dyed colors.

***Featured Pro Staff Members: Doug Ouellette of Reno, NV and Bryant Compton of Vail, CO***

Doug Ouellette, CALVADA Fly Fishing

Bryant Compton, Vail Valley Anglers