Re: Ugly Flies ???
I've been tying for maybe 30 years and yes i still goof up a new idea or a pattern. Yes i do fish them, hell you can get great insight if it works. To help eliminate this problem, I do not epoxy the first couple of flies as i go, that way if their goofed i can take a razor blade and slice down the shank and save a hook. Fly Fishers are tinker-ers. We love a challenge and we love to experiment. Thats what tying is all about. Its about the pursuit of an ideal and a something we can't put our finger on. So it seems more the question why don't we fish the flies we mess up............ A thought to ponder i suppose
Happy tying and Happy fishing
"If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong." John Gierach