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do you tie daily?


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#16 dadofmolly

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:36 AM

No, I only tie when I need replacements or if I am tying to give to friends.


Sometimes I need expert advice which is why I talk to myself.


#17 brooktrout308

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:15 PM

Oh yes I figure its the only way to get really good at tying .



#18 Mike West

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:34 PM

Pretty much

#19 Piker20

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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. 


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#20 TIER

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:13 PM

Yes. I am makeing multi-hook saltwater flies right now.



#21 Dubs

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:55 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.

#22 xvigauge

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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.

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#23 DFoster

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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.


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#24 flytire

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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


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#25 David Parker

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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.


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#26 SBPatt

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:31 PM

At least 1 fly every day, if at all possible.

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#27 Poopdeck

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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.

#28 Charlie P. (NY)

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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.  ;-)


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#29 Abel M.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:10 AM

Yes everyday a minimum of 25 flies. I then take a car ride to the lake and as i do my cardio (walk) ( minimum of 8 miles) i offer my flies to fishermen. The hobby pays for it self!

#30 feathers5

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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 

every trip.