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Do you name your flies??
Posted 02 February 2005 - 06:18 AM
Happy name calling.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:36 AM
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:01 AM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:15 AM
Not really. 'Black Wooly bugger with the rubber legs' suits me just fine.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:21 AM
So I usually cheeze out with either a stupid hybridization of names or just name the fly after the materials used to make the variant.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:35 AM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:58 AM
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:17 PM
a baked potato with melted butta: white muddler with yellow zonker on the back.
I call an elk hair caddis: "Don't ask" so when people ask me what I;m using I can say, "Don't ask"
Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:53 PM
I never cared for actualy putting your name on the fly. Now, if your name is put on it by someone else, that's different. Personally, I don't find any problem putting a "name" to a fly that you've either created or changed to your liking. Just that if it's still fairly similar to the "original" pattern, keep that original patterns name on it. BUT, I NEVER name a fly unless it's held some value while fishing. Most of my patterns I create have been tested. There have been a few though I've named before testing. But those are more the exception then the rule.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:20 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:25 PM
I also have no problem naming a fly after myself. If i sat at the vise and made it, set out on the water and tested it, came back to the vise and made whatever changes necessary to make it a fish catching fly I will name it after myself with great joy!
I won't force anybody else to call it that, but if a man does the work he deserves the credit unless he shifts it elsewhere.
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:35 PM
|I call an elk hair caddis: "Don't ask" so when people ask me what I;m using I can say, "Don't ask"|
I've named a couple of my flys, I don't know why but for one in particular a name came to mind and it seemed to fit the fly perfectly. I don't think a person should tie, say a quill gordon, the same way so and so said to tie it in the newest flyfishing magazine and call it there own, but if any aspect of the fly is your own special modification then it's not so and so's quill gordon anymore it's yours to name whatever you want.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:47 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:55 PM