Fly tying belts are often seen as the ultimate accessory for casual wear.
But a new study shows that while they might be the most versatile, the material is not always the most comfortable.
Here are some things to know about fly tying belts.1.
They don’t offer any protection when worn in the rain2.
They may require more maintenance if you wear them every day3.
The material has a tendency to shrink over time, making them difficult to keep in good condition.4.
They are often a little heavy, so they might not be ideal for a sport coat5.
While there’s a lot of hype surrounding the material, they aren’t recommended for the casual wearer because they can snag in the back.6.
While they may seem to offer extra protection, they are often quite uncomfortable, especially for the hands and wrists.7.
They tend to shrink more when wet, so wear them in the sun or under a light shade of clothing to avoid overheating.8.
They can be difficult to get to the correct spot to tie a fly.9.
They might be too stiff to wear under your shirt.10.
Some manufacturers suggest wearing them in a tight-fitting shirt with a button or clasp.11.
You can tie them to other objects, but you’ll have to take care not to break the belt.12.
If you wear the belt a lot, you may have to adjust your clothing.
If your shirt or jacket is loose and doesn’t keep your fly tied, then the belt might be a little loose to get your fly to sit well.13.
If the fly ties up, you can often remove it with a piece of fabric, but if it’s tight and your fly is tied to something, it could be hard to untie.14.
You’ll have a hard time pulling the fly down if you are in a hurry.15.
You won’t be able to wear them with a shirt that’s too short.16.
They won’t keep in the dryer for long.17.
If they’re worn in a suit, they’ll be a bit uncomfortable under clothing.18.
You may not like how your shirt is made.19.
If it’s worn in an outfit that’s more formal than casual, the fly will be a big distraction.20.
If a fly ties you up or you have a long tail, then you might want to consider a fly tie belt with a knot instead of a button.21.
If wearing a fly tied shirt, you’ll be better off using a tie or a strap.22.
If in doubt, don’t wear a tie.23.
You could have a lot more trouble tying a fly on your shirt, but a fly will probably stay in place.24.
If tying a tie, it’s best to do it with the shirt over your head.25.
If there’s no button, a belt is the best way to tie it.