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Old 07-22-2014, 06:37 AM
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Thanks guys for the welcome!

Ryan, we sound alot alike haha. I fish, fly fish now, have some auto projects, collect firearms a bit, reload, want to start tying flys, and more haha. Don't hunt yet but I want too. Haven't been able to get out and do it yet. Only having one vehicle between my wife and I has kept me from being able to get out with someone to give it a go.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:58 AM
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Learning to fly fish AND tie?

That's called jumping in with both feet....lol.

Welcome to the forum.....you'll get all the help you can handle right here.

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:17 AM
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Thanks! I suppose it kinda is. I have been easing into it all. Haven't broke into the more complex side yet. I've been fishing maining for bream and the occasional bass in my local lakes. I figure tying some of my own stuff might save me a little bit of money with how the fly prices are around here. Also helps me learn more about the fish and what they like
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:24 AM
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Well hello you ol' Sandlapper you! I'm just South of Charlotte, NC. Welcome! Lots of good tips around here. I have been researching panfish/bass and crappie patterns just because those are the closest fish I have around me. Check out YouTube for pattern videos. Lots of good easy patterns out there to start with!

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:40 AM
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Thanks gobbler! Thats exactly what I've been doing as well . I figured the same thing. Panfish, bass, and crappie are close and plentiful so I figured thats what I would start on. Then try some trout when I have gotten a bit better with the basics. So far so good
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I figure tying some of my own stuff might save me a little bit of money with how the fly prices are around here.
NOPE No money will be saved, I promise. But you will learn a lot about the fish and what/when/where they feed. And there's nothing like catching a fish on a fly you tied! The best feeling ever!

Welcome to the forum! We hope to see/hear a lot from you!
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:29 PM
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to the forum...looking forward to seeing your reports and pics
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:08 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll have to post some pics of the setup I have so far and the largest fish from my first trip. I'm hoping to order the vise today or tomorrow we will see. I am kinda a bargain hunter. I don't mind spending for a quality item that is high value. Would the atlas vise by anvil be a good starter? Been trying to do as much research as I can but I'm still new and really have no idea ha. I found where I can grab one new for about $125. I know everyone has their preference, Just curious if it would be decent to start out on.

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:36 PM
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Check out the Danvise. You can generally scrounge one up for about $75 on eBay or Amazon. I've had one for about 4 years now and like it a lot. Incidentally, Gary Lafontaine used a Danvise and you can see that in some of his videos and his old newsletter.
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Yes, welcome! And thanks for filling in your location. This is a good forum with a lot of nice folks participating.
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