Re: How many of you tie flies?
I am new to here and last time I asked all of your suggestions about a reel. I really enjoy reading so many of your stories and suggestions and what have you. I have been fly fishing and tying about 4 years.
Anyway, I tied my own flies first of all because it is fun. And what really prompted me was that there are not many carp flies out there which last year I want to have them so much.
Another reason is that there are lots of fly patterns that worked for the area that I am fishing. Usually I can not get those patterns from local fly shops.
And another reason is that when I visited local fly shops, some popular patterns were gone because some anglers horded the entire inventory of a certain fly, for example, blue wing olive last spring.
I tied enough flies when fishing and sometimes it is fun to share my flies with other anglers.