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smallieman 12-27-2009 11:59 PM

Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Ok here is what i tied for the first time


http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s...i/PC270069.jpg

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s...i/PC270070.jpg

Hardyreels 12-28-2009 01:32 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Looks like a good start Smallieman!

Ard

jpbfly 12-28-2009 06:04 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Agree with Ard...very good start...you'll always remember these first flies;)

Pocono 12-28-2009 07:09 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Same for me; looks like a a very good start.

The classic "first time" fly is the woolly bugger; good for picking up materials skills; thread, marabou, hen hackle and chenile and you can almost be certain that your "first fly" will catch fish!

Have fun!

Pocono

morayflyfisher 12-28-2009 07:19 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
for your first flies a very well done,try not to overload the head of the fly which is what everyone does when they first start.
keep it up colours are good.

webrx 12-28-2009 08:26 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Nicely done, fish those flies, there is nothing quite like the feeling when you catch your first fish on afly you tied. Mine is in a picture frame now with a picture of the fish I caught on it. It wasn't the first fly I tied, but it was the first fish on a fly I tied. Lots of folks keep thier first fly they tied and then compare it to ones they tie later in thier tying life.

Keep it up, fly tying has brought me many hours of enjoyment and experimentation and lots of fish.

Dave

wild trout 12-28-2009 08:33 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
They look better than my first flies. If you can keep them on the side. In 3,6,9,12 months go back and look at them. You'll be amazed the difference in the flies.

WT

HuronRiverDan 12-28-2009 09:19 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Good start Smallie...Remember, Practice Makes Perfect...Keep cranking out those flies...

Dan

mcnerney 12-28-2009 10:44 AM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Well done! I'd save that first fly in a safe place for you to refer back to in the years to come.

Larry

FrankB2 12-28-2009 04:02 PM

Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies
 
Nice ;) ! Those flies will catch fish, but I have to echo the comments about
building up too much thread at the eye. My first 100-300 flies had heads with
way too much thread. The problem comes from having the materials too
close to the hook eye, and the fear that less than 50 wraps won't secure
the materials. I finally decided to end my materials short of the hook's eye,
and to secure all materials with as few wraps as possible. Some streamers
do call for a large head, but the materials should still be kept back from the
eye.

Catch something on those flies, and post a pic. :)

P.S. Once my tying improved to the point that my flies looked like those in
shops, I threw all the old stuff in the trash. Lightly dressed patterns were
scraped clean, and the hooks saved, but the little stuff was tossed.

Oh Yeah.... I told another forum member that my winter tying is much better than my
summer tying: I rush too much during summer months, and it shows. When I first began tying, I
was in a rush to build a huge collection, and that was a mistake as well. I've resolved to take my
time, and tie all flies to the best of my ability.


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