About FrankenFly

I created FrankenFly hoping to provide all kinds of fly tying information. I want to shine a spotlight on unappreciated tyers, while also posting fly tying interviews, product reviews, new products, history, and anything else fly tying related. I want FrankenFly to be a place that others with the same passion and devotion to fly tying call home.

Fly tying  can be many different things to many people. It can be our link to fishing when we can’t make it to the water. A gateway through our dreams to reach things we love. It can even be an effective way of escaping our hectic lives. Fly tying is a world all its own and I’m extremely passionate about that world.

FrankenFly isn’t really about me at all, but occasionally I will write about my own personal fly tying experiences. I’m an avid fly tyer, fisherman, and writer, so I will do my best to bring you the most interesting content possible. I have a wife and two sons that demands my attention as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions, ideas, or questions. Thank you for reading FrankenFly and I welcome you back time and again.

Never quit tying!

Paul J. Beel


51 Responses to About FrankenFly

  1. Hey
    Was looking through your site
    I noticed you pinned my streamers365 fly Korinary. Nice!

    Great looking site. I’m gonna add you to my blog roll.


  2. Paul- It’s looking good around here. I’m glad you went forward with this. Keep up the great work. By the way, there’s a great local tyer up here named John Sheets. He’s an artist. You should add him to your list of people to highlight.

    Keep up the great work!

    Jason Tucker
    Fontinalis Rising

    • Paul Beel

      Jason, it is great to hear from you! I really appreciate the compliments. You are obviously one of the reasons why I built this thing.
      Thanks for the tip, I will definitely contact John.

      Take care!

  3. Hi Paul,
    Really, Really nice fly tying blog! I really enjoy the midwest coverage and the creativity… Looking forward to see what you post next…. Great Stuff!

    • Paul Beel

      Thank you very much Greg!
      It is great to hear from you and I really appreciate the comment!
      I’m really glad you like the blog.


  4. Paul,
    This is a really awesome Blog/Site!! As a tyer, I cannot wait for what will be posted next; possible learning a new technique or seeing new material being used. Keep up the great job. Tight Lines and Snazzy Flies, Todd.

  5. Hey, wanted to let you know that I absolutely love the site. I look forward to checking it out everyday. I posted about this site with a link on our guide service blog. http://www.paundercurrent.blogspot.com

    • Paul Beel

      Hey Andy, I really appreciate the comment and I’m glad you like the site! I love to hear that people are enjoying the site! It makes my day!
      Thank you for posting about it on your blog and being a returning visitor.

  6. Paul,
    I really enjoyed visiting your site … definitely, two thumbs-up. I found it very informative and liked the concept of sharing fly patterns and tips from other tyers. Tight lines.

    • Paul Beel

      Thank you Andy, I really appreciate you commenting to let me how much you liked the site.
      It’s always wonderful to hear when someone enjoys the website. I’m working hard to make it a nice site to visit.

  7. I’m really enjoying your site here Paul, keep em coming bro…

  8. Greg Carter

    Hi Paul,
    Great Job with your site. Love seeing all the creativity and ingenuity in tying styles from all over the world. Look forward to “visiting” regularly!

    Tight Lines!

    Greg Carter
    Squidhound Flyfishing , Maine, USA

    • Paul Beel

      Hi Greg,

      Thank you very much for the compliment. I’m glad you like the site and will be visiting often!
      Thank you for the comment, it’s great to know!!


  9. Brad Randle

    Great looking blog. Can’t wait to see more,

  10. Aaron Neustaeter

    Sick site, looking forward to tying some of the flies. Great concept, i will be keeping in touch !!


  11. Dougsden

    What a great web-site you have created! I think I will go back and cruise around and see what I missed the first time! Keep up the good work!

  12. Glen Zarboni

    Great site. I like what you are providing. I just started following you on instagram as well. I am new to the sport as well as tying. I really enjoy your style. Keep up the great work. By the way where are you located?

  13. Joe de Laronde

    Hey Paul

    • Paul Beel

      Joe, click the “contact me” link in the text on this page to send me an email. I don’t want to spell out my email address because of spammers.

  14. Joe de Laronde

    Hey Paul
    Can you send a quick email to my home address. You and I had been talking via my old work address.

    I’d like to post those fly pics we had talked about (re: Great Lakes Steelhead nymphs).

    Talk soon Paul and Happy New Year!

    Joe de Laronde

  15. Adam

    Hey, I love the site. Some great fly patterns. I was wondering if you would be OK with telling me where you get your pink fox from? I am in dire need of it for my Hendrickson patterns here in NY. I would appreciate it.

  16. Brandon Cassidy

    Nice site man. I share the same passions. Love seeing all the flies. I have only begun to learn and I enjoy it when one comes out nicely. Thanks!

    Brandon Cassidy
    New Creature

  17. Jon Hicks

    Hi Paul,

    I really enjoy the site. I have a ‘newt/lizard’ pattern that I would like to share for the upcoming bass season. Can you please direct me on how to proceed?

    Thank you in advance,

  18. Ken

    Enjoy your site all year. Have a Merry Christmas

  19. John

    Recently purchased a small three drawer chest and each drawer was full of fly tying material from Universal Vice Corp (over 200 little cardboard thread holders). I see you’ve mentioned this company and wonder if you know what years it was in business?

    • Paul Beel

      No I’m sorry, I don’t. I tried looking back at the video that said what years they were in business but they removed the video from YouTube.


  20. Michael Wilson

    Paul, I’m inquiring about the portable travel kit vise box (7 1/2″ wide x 4″ deep x 1 1/2″ tall when closed) with a stainless steel plate on the bottom and in walnut. Do you build them for order, and if so, what’s the cost?

    • Paul Beel

      No I don’t. That was a vise that was built by Doug Stout and he only built it for himself. He does not build vises to sell.


  21. Floyd

    Can you tell mw what size is the Bluegill Belly Bean?

  22. Brandon

    You guys should look into having your Bucket Mouth League sticker turned into a patch. I have a vest that I keep my angling pins on and it could use some sweet Frankenlove. Just a suggestion.

  23. Brandon K


    Wondering when the Frankenfly nymph dubbing, color werewolf will be available again? Cannot find it at stores online. Thanks!!

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