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

For more information, comments, or questions please email:

Thank you.
Kevin Compton

Brush Hog Nymphs


**ALL HENDS BL HOOKS $4.95/25 hooks**

**ALL DOHIKU BL HOOKS $6.95/25 hooks**


at Performance Flies in Spruce Creek, PA.

Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 am

Traditional bamboo fly rod craftsman, Donald Ward of Keystone Fly Rod Company will be offering a free demonstration on the detailed art of cane rod building. Don will walk through the process of handcrafting a rod from start to finish. Specific topics will include: splitting raw culms of bamboo, treating nodes, hand-planing & gluing strips together, varnishing, and several other steps along the way. It will be a comprehensive introduction to the craft with ample opportunity to gather more information, ask questions and cast a few rods to experience the classic feel of a bamboo fly rod.

Ever consider making your own bamboo rod? Performance Flies will also be hosting a rod making class later in the year. Don will instruct students to build their own bamboo rod right in the fly shop.

If you have any interest in a rod building class or questions about the free demonstration please contact Kevin Compton at 814-632-3012 ( or Don at 724-766-0595. And don’t forget to check out Don’s website for additional updates and details at Thanks and we hope to see you on September 26th!

Performance Flies is located in Spruce Creek, PA across the parking lot from the Spruce Creek Tavern and right next door to the Spruce Creek Bakery.

**New Barbless Hooks**

NEW from Jack Mickievicz:
Squirrel + Antron + Flash Dubbings

New Condor Substitute Colors: Olive, Dark Brown, Apple Green, Brown-Olive, Black, Yellow, White

Compton's 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.

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 Bendcchi Products: Iridescent Thread

NEW: Kack 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