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#1 CarpeDiem


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:17 AM

I've been following this forum for a bit and decided to join in.  I've been Fly Fishing for 20 years and tying about 20 years...initially thought I would save money...hmmm. Thank you for the forum. 

#2 rstaight


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:57 AM

Welcome, glad to have you join in on the luancy of saving money by tying flies.

"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus

#3 mikechell



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:47 AM

Quit tying flies you'll never use ... and you can save money by tying your own.


And welcome to the site.

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#4 tjm


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:11 AM

I started to save money, on the flies I use, when I quit buying exotic materials, and quit trying the latest/newest patterns that seem to be developed around a must have (and new)  material.  I think I could cut my stash to 4-5 body materials and 3-4 skins and never miss the other bushel of "stuff". Fish in the Ozarks aren't well educated about such things.


Anyhow, welcome aboard; and where do you fish?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:36 AM

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