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Poll: Of the flies that you fish with, do you tie them or buy them?

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  1. #121
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    Nov 2012
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    Byron Bay...easternmost point of Australia
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    Default Re: Do you buy or tie?

    I only fish the salt and went to C.I.quite a few times where mates would tease me about my bought flies and "why don't you tie your own?"....so I chanced upon a pre-loved Dynaking vise,and with their collective advice bought a basic list of materials to tie Bonefish and other easy flies.Now as I knew the patterns intimately it was thankfully a fairly seamless exercise.I do admire the works of art that Trout fishers tie....mine are so primitive by comparison.

  2. #122

    Default Re: Do you buy or tie?

    I know how and wish I had the time to tie. It's hard enough for me to get out and go fishing.
    Last edited by trout stalker; 12-25-2018 at 04:35 AM.
    RJ

  3. #123

    Default Re: Do you buy or tie?

    I tie my own stuff with a couple of exceptions. I will buy a few flies for one off trips. For example, I don’t fish the salt with a fly rod very often. When I go bone or tarpon fishing I buy a few flies as I don’t really care to gear up for something I will only do once in a blue moon. I also buy the occasional new fly to use as a pattern. YouTube has cut down on this habit dramatically.

    Otherwise I’m flailing away with my flies. I like to give flies away. Generally I tie flies in increments of a dozen the same size and pattern, so giving flies to buddies or folks I run across on the river frees up room in the box.

  4. #124
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    Mar 2019
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    Newyork City
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    Default Re: Do you buy or tie?

    I always buy

  5. #125

    Default Re: Do you buy or tie?

    As my eyes get older and may hands a little less steady, I generally buy anything smaller than #10 and tie most others that are larger. Given I fish largely Warm and Saltwaters it works out fine.

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