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How Many Flies are in Your Collection?


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Poll: How Many Flies do You Have?

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#46 Tony300wby

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:45 AM

I am guessing around 1000 but dont know for sure, and there is no way that I would even think about counting. I just found out that I am getting laid off at the end of January, so my number will be increasing. I have collected so much material and hooks over the last 25+ yrs that I will never run out.

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#47 Sampler

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

700-800 wouold be a close guess.

Tight lines... smooth threads

#48 993guy

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:34 PM

I have 24 boxes of flies and 10 of those boxes are filled with Midges. They don't take up much room so there is approx. 500-700 flies in each box. Some of the larger boxes of midges have 1,000-1,100 in each box. The other boxes have around 200-300 flies in each box.
Total is around 11,000. Of those 11,000 there are about 100 dry flies or floating patterns. All of them are for Trout.

#49 troutdogg

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:25 PM

Well, I figure between 1500 and 2000 and growing.....................

Have flies for trout and saltwater with 90% of the flies dedicated to trout!

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#50 Gustav F.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 12:29 AM

I have no idea of how many flies I have, more than enough though. I voted for over 4500, I do tie quite frequently.

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#51 DevinKaradeema

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:34 PM

i have 46 and 1 in the vice. no store bought 12 of them are from a swap many are doubles and triples and quads. a good 15 20 of them have yet to see water.
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb

#52 cencalfly

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:36 AM

Voted over 1000 but actually I have no idea. I'm not even sure how many fly boxes I have. Probably ought to try and round them up some day. rolleyes.gif



#53 TOM PRUETT

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

I have tied all most 100 flys so far yahoo.gif
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#54 FishyboY

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE (TOM PRUETT @ May 29 2010, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have tied all most 100 flys so far yahoo.gif


nice dude! more pics!

i am guessing i now have somewhere around 1,000 flies in total. somewhere around 700 trout flies. the rest are for bass, saltwater, and carp
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#55 notenuftoys

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:59 PM

I just started fly fishing last spring, and started tying at the beginning of this year. I'm ball-parking somewhere just shy of 250 so far. It's a mix between trout flies and bass flies (probably 40 clousers of various sizes and colors, most I've tied).

#56 DevinKaradeema

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (DevinKaradeema @ May 1 2010, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i have 46 and 1 in the vice. no store bought 12 of them are from a swap many are doubles and triples and quads. a good 15 20 of them have yet to see water.




counted yesterday i have 306 flies much better than 46 rolleyes.gif i didnt count the "river handout" box that means that in about 60 days i will have tied for a year!!!!
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb

#57 Jaydub

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:05 PM

I am not about to count them. There are about 400 in my vest and another 400 or so in my pontoon. Then I have about 10 large storage boxes and at least that many smaller boxes. Plus flies scattered about in various other containers. I'd guess 4 to 5K but could be more.

#58 onceahoosier

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:15 PM

I'm still married so apparently not too many, but at time it comes close.... Seriously, somewhere between 1000-2000, with a couple hundred given as gifts. Its obviously more about my love of tying, and desire to try new/different things than it is about having enough flies to fish. Imagine its that way with many of you too.

Tom

#59 Mr. Vegas

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:49 PM

I counted and I have 1,123 not including the one I am tying. Not bad for 5 months of tying
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:33 PM

hehe Mr.Vegas, i have been tying around 8 months now, oh us newbs, sheesh i wouldn't dare count how many flies are in this house, although most people on this site seem to have a heap more than me, i just wonder how they choose what to put on sometimes!? Most awesome tyers here, i must bow down and accept my newbness.