12-02-2011, 11:07 AM
Re: and so it passes....
Dude, If you've been thinking about it for 10 years, why not?
A single fly from a nice shop: 2-3$
All the ingredients to make a certain nymph pattern, probably: $20.
The difference is that you'll make about 25-50 nymphs of your own for that 20$
A 10$ rooster pelt will provide hackle for hundreds of flies.
I used to think of a day losing 5 flies as a '$10 day', now it is like $1.50.
It depends what you have more of; time or money.
My favorite days are comparing my own flies side by side with store bought flies, seeing which works better (I contend my own... cough, cough).