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View Poll Results: How many of you guys tie flies?
Yes, I've been tying flies for awhile. 41 70.69%
Just started tying flies 9 15.52%
I don't tie flies yet, but want to learn. 6 10.34%
Don't have time. Too busy studying and doing homework 2 3.45%
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:17 AM
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I have just started tying recently, but like RayMo, I'm not very good at it. I try to tie at least 12 of each pattern when I tie and the first 3-4 really look bad but get better from there. And like RayMo, the fish don't seem to mind much.
I have "invented" a few patterns that I'll post up when I get my new camera. One is a tan midge, glass bead head, tan thread with red wire rib, simple but deadly. A new one I just made up is what I call Jumpin Black Flash. It's has a clear glass bead head, black krystal flash body covered with Sally's for gloss and durability. Another killer.
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Just started tying. Love it!!
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I tye. However, the genes that make you good with your hands and/or artsy were sucked out of my brains by aliens long ago, so my flies don't look so hot. Fortunately, the fish don't seem to care as much as I do.
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I've been tying for 20-25 years, mostly flies I use myself, but I give some away, and in particular I like to give flies to my fisherman friends. I tie trout, largemouth, smallmouth, and striper flies. Tying deer hair, particularly bass bugs, has become a favorite of mine. I believe my tying has made a big difference in my fishing, its helped my become a better fisherman. Not that my flies are better than those you can buy, but I have a lot of different patterns, and more importantly, I research what flies are working at a particular stream or lake then tie a bunch in different sizes, sometime colors, etc. Another great aspect of tying is that I can go to my office and tie whenever I feel like it, for hours or for 10 minutes; it keeps me in touch with fishing when I can't get away to go fishing. I highly recommend it for any fly fisherman who's never tied their own flies.

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Tie to mach the hatch.
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If I didn't tie it, I don't fly it.


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Hello,

I tie my flies since around 20 years, but I always try to reduce the number of materials to keep it simple
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