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% of Time Spent Tying

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Poll: % of Time Spent Tying

What percentage of the time you spend on fishing related activites is devoted to fly tying?

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#1 kyflytyer


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:44 PM

I love fly fishing, but I have found that I enjoy tying even more. Of the time I spend on fishing related activities, I spend about 75% of it tying and the rest fishing. So, how much time do you spend tying?
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#2 smallieFanatic


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:20 PM

About 90% of my fishing related activities is fly tying
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:40 PM

I tie at least 3 hours a day (when Im not on the water) and spend at least 2 days a week on the water. Im not very proficient at math but I'd say its about equal.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

I have found I tie ahole lot more then I fish. I send a few hours anight tying and checking out fly tying related sites. ( here lol and a few others )
So I said 90% of my time is fly tying. I just need to start keeping some of the flies I tie and stop giving them away to all the mooches at work that dont even fly fish lol.. Or to the few fly fishermen I do know lol... I will tie a dozen and give them all away lol I dont really care about the giving them away but it seems like I dont keep atleast one of them for myself lol.. I have started to here lately though .. I have started tring to get a few bass boxes together. I have always tied for them but gave them away lol so this should be fun.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:22 PM

Started out tying because I wanted a hobby that I could spend some time on when I had some time. Have recently decided that I should get my creations in the water so the balance between tying and fishing may change. Also like surfing tying related sites and getting new ideas for the tying table.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

91-100%, not 100%, but close.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:20 PM

Like a lot of other folks, I suppose, I have to drive (5 hours +/-) to annoy any trout, and I still work for a living, so most of my time is spent around home. So my ratio of tying to fishing tends to be very lopsided with tying on the high side.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

I tie for my shop and for myself. I love fly fishing but the tying is just satisfing. a Mind opener.



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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:12 PM

I tie everyday at least 6 of something(or more) to keep fingers nimble. My skills improve and friends fly boxes fatten ....... I wish the fishing time and the tying time was equal, but i have to give the nudge to tying being the more dominant activity......

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:08 PM

lately...not enough..got ot get back since the boys are in school.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

It's about half and half for me during the summer into the fall. A little less in the winter. Get out about 2 times a week including weekends. Fortunate to have year round fishing here. It takes anywhere from a half hour to get to rivers here in the San Joaquin Valley (San Joaquin and Kings Rivers) to 1 1/2 hr to the Sierras (Merced, Upper Kings...). rolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:31 PM

My tying bench never gets cold, I try to make at least half a dozen flies each day. Unfortunately I live a couple hours driving from a decent trout fishery, so I get more often to tie than to fish; though when I fish I lose all track of time and spend my time in a perfect bliss smile.gif

#13 Fred H.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

I would say that for me there is more oppertunity to spend time tying than there is fishing.
And this comming from a person with a 2 acre pond less than a hundred yards from his backdoor. Tying can be done anywhere , anytime. It does'nt have a season and is not effected by weather. It can be done morning or night. Last night I spent a couple of hours tying flies for todays outing , so today I will spend more time fishing than tying. Having a full time job, a family , friends ,yard work and countless other resposibilities are part of my life at this stage .And it is a blessing to find time to fish or tie .
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:03 AM

Every year I say I'm going to fish more this season but with work, 2 teenage daughters, life etc. I'm not on the water as much as I would like to be. Also my season doesn't start until June 16 and closes October 31 so that's only like 4 1/2 months and last time i checked there is still 12 months in a year so you do the math! I tie way more then i fish. Besides it gets me through the long Alberta winters!

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:42 PM

The amount of time I spend on both varies seasonally. Throught the spring, summer, and fall I spend at least 90% the amount of tying time on the water. through the ice season, I spend 95% of my time tying. So over the course of a year I would say that I am pretty balanced.