08-31-2012, 08:34 PM
Re: Finally order my fly tying kit
I just got set up a few weeks ago to tie, it is very enjoyabe. Be prepared to be a tad frustrated occasionally, but it will pay off.
3 tips I will give you
Tons of great videos on you tube of how to do it but be careful. It looks so easy on a 24" HD monitor, then you tie on a sie 22 midge hook....night and day difference especially when dubbing. Those vidoes it looks like the guys put a big ole wad on there.....they dont.Think a few fibers at a time
Compile a list of 12 flies you are most likely to tie alot of, write out all the ingredients consolidate and then go shop for thread,dub, beads etc etc
Tip #3 I got from this forum. CATALOG your tying !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I keep an excel spreadsheet of each fly, the materials I used and any notes to myself. You will be amazed at how you can tie up a dozen whatever's then two days later go hmmm what hook did I tie that on
Have fun with it, I know I figured I'd be the last guy on the planet who could do it but I am actually now catching fish on flies I tied.
"The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"
"Snap it" Hank Patterson