No, I only tie when I need replacements or if I am tying to give to friends.
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do you tie daily?
Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:36 AM
Sometimes I need expert advice which is why I talk to myself.
Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:15 PM
Oh yes I figure its the only way to get really good at tying .
Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:36 PM
I did but just can't make the time now. Tend to tie to replace what I'm missing now.
Based Scottish Highlands. UK
MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.
Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:55 PM
Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:51 PM
I usually tie up a few flies daily, especially if I stumble onto a new pattern I want to try out. I will tie a few of those everyday for awhile until some new (mostly new to me) pattern comes along. I have quite a few fly boxes (mostly Perrine aluminum of days gone by) so I currently have lots of room for more flies. I am an old guy with arthritis who does not get out much (I talk my GF into taking me to the National Park maybe once a week to some easily accessible spot where I can throw some nymph patterns at the small local trout) so I need something to do to help me occupy my time. Reading and fly tying takes care of that.
Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:17 AM
With 60 hour work week, wife, house, 6 grandchildren and working as a professional upright bassist on weekends free time for me is precious. I'm definitely a more prolific tier from November to April as the raw New England weather forces me to question how badly I want to catch trout. I enjoy tying and fly fishing equally so given a choice of a couple hours on the bench or a couple hours on the river, the weather generally makes the decision for me. 35 degree wind driven rain will usually lose to a glass of bourbon and dry warm bench. In the warmer months I tend to tie to replace flies lost in action. In the winter months I work on new patterns and techniques.
And you thought golf was frustrating-
Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:29 AM
i should mention that there are days when tying flies, they just dont come out the way they should and other days when the vise collects more dust
The fish care less than we do!
Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:30 AM
No I don't. I thought I would once I retired, but my rod business takes priority over tying, so most of my tying is done during winter when fresh water is hard here in Ontario. I do visit this site almost daily to see all the great patterns, which leads me to take time out to try something new when I get out fishing.
Guild Certified Professional Rod Builder
Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:31 PM
Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:55 PM
I might go on a daily stretch now and then, and I might not tie for a month. Depends on a lot of things, eventually life will allow more free time that isn't already spoken for.
Yeah that's what I thought. When you can get up and do whatever you like you may just find you will be busier then ever. That's been my experience.
Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:55 PM
I have to say 90% of my fly tying is in March or evenings during the winter. Other things doing the rest of the year. ;-)
Not that Pearsall
Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:10 AM
Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:35 AM
At least twice as week to keep my core pattern box filled and ready to go. I call my core patterns the handful of patterns I use