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View Poll Results: Why don't you tie flies?
Not enough time? 11 42.31%
Too expensive? 2 7.69%
Tried but didn't like it 2 7.69%
Other 11 42.31%
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:26 PM
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Default A question to those who don't tie...

Why don't you tie?
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:14 PM
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Don't tie yet. Signed up for a class, just waiting for the phone call.
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Default Re: A question to those who don't tie...

I chose other because I do tie. Mostly Nymphs, streamers, EHC, some soft hackles.

But I also buy.

Sometimes I buy because I am in a flyshop asking questions and I want to support the fly shop with a purchase and it gets too expensive to buy rods and reels like that.

Sometimes I buy because I want a specific pattern that my huge fingers or poor eyesight prevent me from tying correctly.

I buy from Jerry because I want to support him and his kids.

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During the fishing season I fish and when I m not fishing I play hockey. I am very fascinated in fly tying but I know a local fly tiers that provides high quality flies for really reasonable prices. So I guess I don't tie because I don't have time and its economical to buy.
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Default Re: A question to those who don't tie...

I fooled around with it, but I also realize what a slippery slope this is. I'd rather just buy.
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Default Re: A question to those who don't tie...

I tie a little and buy a lot. Honestly, in a sense, I see fly fishing and fly tying as two different hobbies. Yes, there is a strong relationship. One could apply the same to rod building, furled leader making, streamside entomology, and more.

A person can only have so many hobbies before it ends up being you are spreading yourself too thin (not being retired, that is a smaller number than some others!). I do consider both to be my hobbies, along with guitar playing, ham radio, voracious reading, and working on classic sports cars. Those keep me more than busy.
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Default Re: A question to those who don't tie...

I would rather support those who have a passion for it...and life for me is best when I focus on those things I have a passion for. I love fly fishing, finding and buying fishing gear, and experiencing the beautiful places fishing takes me! And, I also enjoy other things that are not fly fishing oriented...to maintain balance in my life.
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I thought I was going to answer the poll but you left the word "well" off the poll title.
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I tie 95% of the time. Though I do buy to support a shop when I'm in there asking questions and not already looking to purchase something else. I'll also buy when I'm in a new area. Like when I went out to Yellowstone. I probably bought more flies that trip than I'd purchased in years since tying my own. I've also bought to support Jerry's kids.
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Tied many years just like fishing a lot more now. 57 years old just want to fish all the time and read a lot
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