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how long does it take yall to tie a fly

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#16 elkhair1


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:28 PM

i dont tie commercially so time is not a factor, but quality is. whatever time it takes is fine with me.

I haven't tied for well over a year. While having tied for 14 years this past March, it takes me 10 - 15 minutes to tie a dry, such as a gray wulff or one of Bob Quigley's "cripple" flies when I start up again. I am currently tying a dozen Sierra Bright Dot, size 16 (fore and aft fly) and I'm rusty, sometimes frustrated and tend to unwrap a tie down and redo it because I do care what my flies look like. I have been told over & over again, that if you have to pay the rent, by tying commercially - ok, haul ass with your tying, but try to relax with it. So, I calm down from a stressful day, sitting at the vice & cranking out - slowly - the fly pattern I have yet to approach. And oh my Aunt Susie, there are thousands! 

#17 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:37 AM

i dont tie commercially so time is not a factor, but quality is. whatever time it takes is fine with me.


this ^^ couldn't have said it better myself :) 

"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman