Haha well I appreciate that but I still consider myself quite the novice at all thing fly fishing especially around here. I have fly fished for almost 3 years and only been tying for a bit over a year. I credit my successes and rapid learning curves to the amazing resources that these great people provide here and like places online. With lack of in person mentorship or resources I have learned almost everything I know about tying and fishing from online videos or literature, so my heart really goes out to all those who are willing to share and teach there life long lessons to newcomers from the tech age. It has changed my life and outlook on it since the day I decided I wanted to fly fish, which I will be forever grateful for. I seem to learn something new every time I look and that's what I love so much about the sport!There is a wealth of talent on this Forum....I am not worthy
WOW!!!Sat down at the bench this morning and decided I wanted to try and come up with a realistic Grasshopper. This was the first and only attempt from the morning haha. Fun challenge and will definitely go after it again as there were things I wasn't happy with but lacked the material to achieve the desired effect.
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Was good enough to catch the attention from this local pro who gave it a thero inspection.
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On the vise.
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Thanks much appreciated, as long as the fish eat them its fly tying! To be honest a chubby would out fish this all day haha, it doesnt have much in it that floats so it would have to be fished subsurface/sunken which I'm sure would catch someone's attention, but its not a typical way to present a hopper.WOW!!!
I'm not sure I'd call your creations "fly tying"....... it's more like an art form. If it is fly tying I'm not sure what to call my "flies".