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How many hours a week do you spend tying?

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How many hours a week do you spend tying?

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#31 AKSkim



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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:08 AM

Greetings fellow tyiers. I usually spend 2-3 hours per day at the vise. I am usually up at 0300 every morning and I'll start my day off with coffee and tie a few flies before I head off to work. At night I'll watch TV while tying, and sometimes I'll just sit at the desk and not do a thing but relax. On the advise of my doctor, wife and family I needed to slow down and get a hobby, and this has saved my life.
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#32 streamcaddis


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:40 AM

yahoo.gif I spend about fifteen hours a week tying. I like to tie nymphs, streamers and caddis mostly. I also do bluegill flies when the grand kids hit me up for them. I have spent three hours so far today. It's snowing like 4#@^^ today... yahoo.gif yahoo.gif
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#33 Linesides


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:52 AM

Since the cabin maybe 1 hour a month. Should be picking up soon. I have been given a dedicated space of 10 x 20 for a fly tying and fishing room.

#34 arkfisher


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:18 PM

I was told once by a professor that a student has the option to take on 2 of 3 things. You can pick from a personal life, school work, and a job.

Well, since I'm in graduate school now and my stipend is pretty good, school IS my job headbang.gif so....my personal life consists of fly tying...probably 15-20 hours a week biggrin.gif

I have to say, I've only been tying since july, but I'm totally addicted...this stuff is like crack! tongue.gif
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#35 smokinprice


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:42 PM

Well since I work full time, I am back in college taking two classes and just had another kid, I dont tie nearly as much as I would like. I cant wait for retirement! Maybe 3 hours a week if that.

#36 chrisfish


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:58 PM

i would say in the winter about 8-10+ hours a week. during the fishin season that will fall off to 2-3 hrs. just enough time to finish swps up and keep the flybox full.

#37 steelie



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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:00 PM

Good Day,

Too much! Haha... So long ans when the weather clears up I actually go fishing!

Man, I can't wait to get these donation flies finished... haven't tied one for myself in a while. Still have around 10 dozen donation flies to complete... I have got to stop saying yes! tongue.gif

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#38 flyfishingtaz


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:53 PM

I myself tie about 2-3hrs a night. I mostly tie in the winter, due to not being able to fish. On the weekends I can spend up to 6hrs a day tying without a problem. I have a VERY understanding g.f.!! tongue.gif
I love farm ponds!! You can catch gills all day, and not care about hooking into a bigger


#39 Curtis Fry

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:38 PM

..definitely not as much as I'd like. I'd take a stab and say 10 hrs a week give or take 10 hours...

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#40 Jeremism30


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:32 PM

5-10 per week. I might tie for 2-3 months then take a couple weeks off.

Also, tend to tie more often when I'm stressed out, it's relaxing.

#41 DeweyGreen


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

I'm just starting out but I've been tying for about an hour a night.
mostley wooly buggers and marabou streamers but starting on more hares ear nymphs and brown hackle drys. hey it's only been 3 weeks give me time I'll learn more help.gif
Are we all just puppet masters floating our little fly puppets to an audience of fish ??

#42 Floyd


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:11 PM

I usually tie about two or three days a week. About two hours per session. Most of my flies are tied with deer hair. I started tying in 1965 using an old Hurters fly tying kit. It was a piece of junk, but shortly after I bought a better vise.

#43 stinky


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:14 PM

For me I probably spend anywhere from 10 to 15 hours a week.

Alot of my tying is for friends. Of course I do my own for the season as well.
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#44 kamloopstrout


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:31 PM

I tie everyday of the year; most weeks 20-30hrs. When I am not tying I am reading about tying or looking for new materials.
Cheers, kt

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:30 PM

I run a boiler room at night a few nights a week and my boss doesn't mind me tying at work as long as everything is running properly,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,B