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How long per fly?
Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:59 PM
Once im familiar with a pattern (GRHE nymph, for example) i can make a good one on a bit under 10 minutes....8 an hour or so. Winged dries, 15 mins (im picky about my wings) a variant, perhaps 5 minutes.
If its new to me, an hour or more isnt unreasonable.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:52 PM
However, if your materials are laid out, many patterns can be tied very quickly. Tiny thread bodied nymphs take longer to put the hook in the vise than to tie. Foam beetles and hoppers with pre-punched foam can be produced in just a couple of minutes and then I might spend a lot more time decorating them. (Which is really kind of silly since the fish sees the underside of the fly.) Wooly buggers are what? Five minutes max.
I don't have a lot of patience at the vise.
Am I the odd duck?
As a commercial tyer, I average about 3 minutes per fly... wide variety of patterns....
Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:52 AM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:16 AM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:05 AM
Some of the flies like woolly buggers take 11/5- 2 minutes. some wet flies take about 5-7 minutes. big deer hair bass bugs take 5-15 minutes. I am just getting into salmon flies so I bought the book building classic salmon flies. so for the hair wings and some small types like that it takes 7-20 minutes. next will be fully dressed flies!
Thanks for the question tyrite (Glen Dayton)
By Glen Dayton........ 36 somerset st, Trenton Ontario Canada
Email @ [email protected] phone 1-613-970-3385
Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:39 PM
If I'm tying more than half a dozen of one fly (which is almost always) I preselect and size all the components and set them in order. I.e., for GRHE nymphs I pull all the tail bunches and size them then place them in individual hair clips, same for the wing cases; if they are bead head I put beads on all the hooks and if they are weighted i do all the hooks at once. So then I am picking up a pre-weighted beaded hook, attaching the thread and picking up the preset tail material.... etc etc This goes back to my years of production tying, I got used to tying this way and it works well for me. I can do a lot of the pres-electing and sizing and beading of hooks anywhere... often take stuff to the family room to watch a movie with the family or sit outside on a beautiful day and prep materials.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:24 PM
I will go along with "Old Hat" however long it takes, as long as it is a fish getter
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:46 PM
I do this for fun; I don't rush, just relax and enjoy. There are to many things going on in life, so I play as much as I can.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:07 AM
In fact, I've known some fish to grow quite a bit larger before the fisherman even returned home.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:54 PM
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:29 PM
Tyer for 5 years!!
I specialize in tying Classic Salmon Flies as well as some of the more generic trout patterns.
If anyone has a question or is in need of any materials, I can try to point you in the right direction.
Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:37 PM
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