03-25-2011, 10:06 AM
Re: New to tying flies! Need Help!
.... The first fly I ever tied was made from my mother's knitting yarn and 49 years later I pretty much still tie the same way.
My flies aren't fancy, I don't spend a lot of money on materials. I really don't tie for fun, I just tie to keep myself supplied.
On the other hand though, I'll only fish with what I've tied myself and that's been the way it is for a very long time.
Suppose you were fishing your favorite stream and came across a deadfall/snag/rootball that you just knew had a huge hook-jawed brown hiding under it.
You know that you're going to have to slip a fly under that mess to even get the fish give it a look and there's a 87% chance that you're not going to that fly back.
Do you think that you'd be happier sacrificing a few store-bought flies or would you rather loose a few of your own creations that set you back maybe a dime apiece?
(You could always play it safe and keep walking
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart