Consider tying your own flies for fly fishing, it’s not that hard to start with the resources available nowadays.
There can be almost no better experience for a fly fishing enthusiast than catching fish on your own hand-tied flies.
Watch as this short video from Missouri Fishing covers how to tie a wooly worm, a great basic fly for attracting trout. You can make it a couple sizes bigger on a larger hook, and it will work wonders for bass.
As they indicate, fly tying is an art. It is also an excellent pastime that gives great satisfaction, as you catch fish on your own hand-crafted patterns.
It can seem intimidating to start but there are many kits available, such as at Bass Pro, that provide all the tools and instructions required to get you going. Any surface, such as a desk, can become your fly tying bench.
Another bonus to fly tying is that very quickly after your initial start-up costs, you will be saving money. It’s way more economical to produce your own than paying a dollar or more for someone else’s work down at the fly shop.