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How Long Have You Been Tying?
Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:21 PM
Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:48 PM
It's been a hard core 13 months of nothing but tying flies on alot of my free time which is ALOT
Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:23 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 03:54 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:07 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:46 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:22 AM
When I look back at some of the flies I first tied (when I became serious about tying), I just laugh. Man, they were really... bad. I like to think I've come a long way since then...
NYC, Jersey Shore, Eastern PA, occasionally Downeast Maine
Big fish don't get big by being stupid.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 07:58 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:14 AM
By the end of that fateful day we had stripped feather dusters, raided our mother's sewing baskets and imagined pickerel three feet long viciously ripping into our killer "flies". The fact is, I started tying flies well before I learned how to fly fish.
Jump forward three years. The 8' honey colored Lamiglass blank was the perfect birthday gift. In two weeks I had turned it into a wonderful fly rod (still have it) and mated it with a Pflueger 1495 (still have it, still fish it regularly) and level line. Bluegills across Massachusetts quaked their fins in fear.
Jump forward two years. I sign on as a charter member of the Cape Cod chapter of Trout Unlimited, build a glass 10wt. rod and start saltwater fly fishing for salter trout, schoolie stripers and taylor blues. The year? 1975.
I started tying flies at the age of 10 in 1970 or so and have been committed ever since. I guess that means I have three plus decades with this hobby!
and resign yourself to the influences of each."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:45 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:13 AM
Get me on the water!!
Posted 13 October 2004 - 10:10 AM
He sat me down and showed me how to tie a bugger, gave the fly to me, and I've been hooked ever since. There have been periods of "necessity" tying, and periods of experimentation, and realism.
It's been fun, to say the least!
Thanks, Hank, for that first fly!
Posted 13 October 2004 - 10:54 AM
I seriously got interested in flyfishing and tying in 1967 right after I got married. So that puts me in the 37 years catagory. Mostly nymphs and wets and streamers for trout and brim. Don't fish with drys much, and never got to anywhere there is salmon or steelies, so don't do much with them either. You gotta love the hobbie because you ain't doin' it to save money, AND THAT'S THE TRUTH!!
BE THE HERON!!