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#1 Sean-so-fly

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:55 PM

I think I'm the newest new guy at the forum.

I'm new to fly tying. I've only been at the vise for 2 months, but I've been fishing my whole life.

I'm originally from Michigan, living in NE Ohio.

I spend most of my fishing time trying to hook up with some pannies.

 

I've mostly been tying nymphs, classic drys, and a few streamers.

I'm not made of money so I buy what I can and tie what I can with what I have.

And at the risk of committing heresy, I've yet to fish any of my flies, lol.

 



#2 mikechell

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:23 PM

Welcome to the site, Sean.

Originally from Indiana ... living in Florida since '92.  Sunfish and Large Mouth Bass are my targets.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:29 PM

Welcome to the forum .
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:20 PM

Welcome, don't worry about fishing them. One of gentleman that thought the tying class I took doesn't fly fish. But ties some beautiful flies.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

Welcome and I'll say the first time I caught a fish on a fly I tied I was euphoric.

I stood their in disbelief that it actually worked, and it worked again, and again.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

howdy

those flies will keep for a while I have some that I tied in the early '80s still in my boxes.



#7 Sean-so-fly

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:55 PM

Welcome, don't worry about fishing them. One of gentleman that thought the tying class I took doesn't fly fish. But ties some beautiful flies.

 

rstraight, that may end up being me. I doubt it, though. I do have a 5wt Cabella's rod and reel that I've yet to get set up. I'll get it out there one of these days. 

 

Welcome and I'll say the first time I caught a fish on a fly I tied I was euphoric.

I stood their in disbelief that it actually worked, and it worked again, and again.

 

fshng2, I've caught fish on things I've made, sort of. Basic Crappie rigs, simple spinners, etc. It's pretty awesome, for sure. Over time, I'll be making more and more jigs, lures, flies, etc.



#8 Sean-so-fly

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

Welcome to the site, Sean.

Originally from Indiana ... living in Florida since '92.  Sunfish and Large Mouth Bass are my targets.

 

I love sunnies and gills. Perfect table fare, gotta add perch to that, though. Dang those suckers are tasty.

 

Welcome to the forum .

 

Thanks, powershooter

 

howdy

those flies will keep for a while I have some that I tied in the early '80s still in my boxes.

 

Oh, no doubt. The core of my fly tying kit is a 25 year old Orvis kit that I got for $35 in July, lol. I'd imagine if the tying material holds up for 25 years, the flies should too. That said, some of the items in the kit are junk and are not holding well. I've had to pick up quite a bit of other material.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:27 PM

Welcome!

Someday, you'll fish your own flies. Just a matter of time...

Alan :)



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