If you're trying to make your flies look great and swim perfectly, you're doing it wrong.
Let Blake Chocklett tell you something most people don't know about tying flies. In this video you'll learn why, the best swimming and best looking fly is less likely to see action.
As Blake just described, fish are lazy and they don't want to hunt down the healthiest or fastest meal. They're looking to snag the stragglers and the weak ones, simply because it's easier.
Did you see how he wants the muskies to grab the T-bone flies? They should be eaten from the side and that is only achieved if they kick off and expose their profile.
When you're making your own flies be sure to keep it light weight so that it looks big, but will be easy to articulate in the water. This is just one of the many ways you can make your flies more effective in the water.