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Old 02-02-2013, 07:26 AM
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Default Re: Has tying made you a better fisherman?

No, it's the other way around.

Knowing how I tend to "work" certain flies gives me ideas about how to better tie patterns. For example, the damsel nymph I tie now has a longer marabou tail for better "swimming" action.

It's made me a less wealthy fisherman but a happy one!

BTW - when I got into fly fishing I didn't think I'd be a person who'd like to tie very much. I was very wrong, and as I dabbled into tying I realized that I enjoy it and find it gives me something to do when I can't get outside.
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