04-04-2013, 08:01 AM
Re: What have you been tying today?
Originally Posted by romanl
Fly Tying related question:
do you guys re-use beat up/torn flies?
yesterday i went fishing and used my brand new Rainbow Warriors i had tied earlier.
i lost one, and few got chewed by fish and snagging them on tree's/rocks, etc, you could tell they've been used ..even the bead was all beat up.
anyways, i removed all the messed up materials off of them and retied RW's again on same hooks using beads that were already on there.
the only thing i thought i noticed different is that the hooks felt just a tiny bit softer? as i would wrap the thread they would bend just a slightly bit
or am i imagining things?
so do you guys re-use hooks?
You bet. I have a now 3 whole bins full of destroyed and defunked flies I need to clean up and pilage for hooks.
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