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Old 07-25-2010, 10:08 PM
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Default Question about fly quality?

Can I post pictures of three or four flies and ask what people think of the quality? I am new to fly tying and I want to make sure I am not duplicating trash flies. Can you even post photos in a thread?
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Default Re: Question about fly quality?

Absolutely!

Probably the best place to do so is in the fly tying forum--- you'll get a lot of constructive feedback--- it's a great tool for getting tips and advice-- we have a lot of really talented tyers here that go out of their way to help folks get off to a good start.

And in addition to posting pics of your flies, feel free to ask questions, check out some of the past threads and the "fly tying tips" sticky.

Here's a link to an FAQ about posting pics:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ure-nafff.html
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Thanks a lot!
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Default Re: Question about fly quality?

Hi and welcome to the forum group, this will help.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ure-nafff.html

We have several forums for flies simply click on the Forums tab on the menu bar near the top of this page and scroll down to find the Fly Tying Thread forums.

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Default Re: Question about fly quality?

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Can I post pictures of three or four flies and ask what people think of the quality? I am new to fly tying and I want to make sure I am not duplicating trash flies. Can you even post photos in a thread?
Hi, one thing you need to realize about flies:
they are meant to hook the BUYER just as much they are meant to hook fish!
Flies do not have to be intricate.
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Default Re: Question about fly quality?

Flyguy,

I've never ordered flies by mail because I like to physically handle them first, to see the kind of materials and hooks that were used. Really good pictures would probably work, but a close up video might be better, where you describe the quality necks you are using, the softness of bunny pelt and so on.

I went through a stack of about 2 dozen purple and black bunny toads at Worldwide sportsman this year and found only 1 decent fly and two more marginal ones. Most of the tails were about as flexible as #12 copper wire. They were probably tied in Bangladesh or someplace where no one had ever even seen a fly being fished before.

If I were tying saltwater flies, I'd probabably offer them in a number of different hooks as well. Some saltwater fishermen will use only Tiemco, others Owner, others Gamagatsu.

With small dries for trout, I'd always double-check the palmered hackle, not trusting my eyesight or drop tests, by sticking them lightly to my lip to see how stiff the hackle is.

But alll those things can probably be overcome with a video and information, and once someone buys a batch from you and likes them - you will probably be limited only by the variety that you tie.

Best of luck.

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