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    Default Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies

    Ok here is what i tied for the first time





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    Default Re: Got a fly tying kit for xmas heres my first flies

    Looks like a good start Smallieman!

    Ard

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    Default 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

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    Default 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

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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

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    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

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    Default 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

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    Default 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

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    Default 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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