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How long per fly?
Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:54 PM
Get me on the water!!
Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:02 PM
Okay, fine, but then sooner or later the elements of style begin to creep in. You may begin to tie flies that are prettier than they they'd have to be just to catch fish for reasons that are not immediatly evident. The bodies on your dry flies become trimmer, and not necessarily because trout like them better that way."
-John Geirach (Dances with trout)
Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
Visit my blog, North Fly, and leave a comment if the mood takes you
Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:03 PM
I've never tried my hand at full dress salmon patterns, but it is really starting to look like it could be fun.
Enough tools to put a dentist to shame,
More feathers than any craft store,
And more fur than a taxidermist.
I'm just your average teenager. (-;
Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:04 PM
Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:59 PM
"Then God said,'Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures..."
I have been absent from this forum for about two years. I am very glad to be back!
If there are fish to be caught, then I am most likely out on the water!
~The one and only StF.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:08 PM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:16 PM
Fly tying - The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:35 AM
For the most part I, like many posting here, do not watch the clock. The tying is part of the the entire experience. Especially when I can not get out and fish, like now!
Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:51 PM
If I'm "developing" a pattern (which, I'm sure, has been tied before, but I can't find it) I'll take 15 or 20 minutes, but typically these flies only really take 5 or 6 minutes to tie once I get them down.
So, here it is.
2-3 minutes for clousers (CA drying time) or traditional deer hair streamers, 3 or 4 minutes for buggers, 5 or 6 minutes for everything else I am willing to fish with.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:40 PM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:17 PM
and my flies still suck
Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:37 AM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:32 PM
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