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Old 12-22-2013, 04:19 AM
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Is $25/hr reasonable and what should I expect to learn within 2 hrs?
Kinda hard to judge someones talents or teaching abilities from behind a computer screen

but i think the $25 is reasonable and see my comments below regarding what you should expect.

since it 1 on 1 tying lessons you should:

write down what you want to learn in way of techniques rather than patterns.

learning techniques is essential and will be applied when tying patterns

identify your tying weaknesses and go for lessons to eliminate them

do you need help in what all of the tying tools are for?

do you need lessons in feather selection?

do you need lessons in dry fly hackling?

do you need lessons in spinning hair?

do you need lessons on tying specific sty;es of flies?

etc etc etc
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:36 PM
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Kinda hard to judge someones talents or teaching abilities from behind a computer screen

but i think the $25 is reasonable and see my comments below regarding what you should expect.

since it 1 on 1 tying lessons you should:

write down what you want to learn in way of techniques rather than patterns.

learning techniques is essential and will be applied when tying patterns

identify your tying weaknesses and go for lessons to eliminate them

do you need help in what all of the tying tools are for?

do you need lessons in feather selection?

do you need lessons in dry fly hackling?

do you need lessons in spinning hair?

do you need lessons on tying specific sty;es of flies?

etc etc etc
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I'd put the $25.00 toward this as an excellent reference.
Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish: Charlie Craven: 9780979346026: Amazon.com: Books Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish: Charlie Craven: 9780979346026: Amazon.com: Books
I'd also ignore the error on the site for usually ships in 1 to 3 months. 2 friends just received it within a week and it's in stock at Amazon.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:13 PM
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How much experience do you have? If little or none, a group lesson at a local shop isn't a bad place to start.

You should know how to get started before a private lesson. Simple things like how to thread a bobbin, dub thread, start thread on the hook and whip finish can help save you time and focus on important things during a lesson.

Just my $.02

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Old 12-23-2013, 05:47 PM
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Most all flies have common parts, a tail, a body with maybe a rib, a wing or wing case with some hackle wrapped as a collar, and finally a head. Get the proportions of the materials right and you'll have a nice looking fly to us fisherman and yourself.

You can spend money for someone to look over your shoulder and criticize your fly tying but is that really necessary when you can see for yourself the parts that need to adjusted. Adjust them.

I've read Charlie's books and they are good one's for tyers as long as the tyer grasps his attention to proportions.Save your money on lessons and go to his website and go through the "flybox" and check out the step by steps.

My advise would be to find a favorite fly that you can catch fish with and master that fly. Tie it till the cows come home and master it. All the other flies you'll ever tie will be just an adaption of your chosen fly. A tail, body, wing, hackle and head. I learned to tie flies from this simple 25 cent pamphlet:

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Hey guys,
I sent an e-mail to a local fly shop about fly tying lessons. This particular shop is offering lessons privately for $25.00/hr minimum 2 hrs. With that being said, I know that hands on is better than videos and trial and error. Is $25/hr reasonable and what should I expect to learn within 2 hrs?
Thanks in advance guys I know you you will guide me in the right direction.

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Ummm...If Vince is teaching you, I would go for it. He is one of the best tiers on the planet...expect him to teach you what some others find too difficult to do. His patterns have been featured in Fly Tyer Magazine and Fly Fisherman Magazine ...His L.G.M is just that - a machine...

Vince Wilcox flies

A bit more...

https://umpqua.com/content/umpqua-we...igner-roster-0

flytire is on that site as well...

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:09 AM
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flytire is on that site as well...

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tim,

you should send hans some of your flies and get on that site too!
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YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!

Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!

You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.

http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/

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