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How long does it take you to tie a fly?
Posted 09 February 2005 - 05:39 AM
Posted 09 February 2005 - 09:54 PM
the dries take me longer, because I don't use them much down here in Louisiana. I tend to tie a lot of streamers, nymphs, crawfish and shrimp (saltwater) patterns.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 09:56 PM
By introducing these ideas into your tying you will have material ready to go with out digging through a neck for that one no.16 feather that you are looking for. The other two ideas will help with muscle memory and moving from one step to the next and proportion consistency.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:29 AM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 12:21 AM
I have to agree with one of the more common comments I've seen here. It is a matter of practice and experiance. I have little confidence in selecting feathers and I am often second guessing myself. If I would lighten up and use the first "good" feather I find I would be better off than spending so much time looking for the "just right" feather.
I'm working on Stimulators right now. I'll be teaching this at a tying session later this month. I've tied about 10 of them in the last two weeks. They are taking me about 30 mins apiece. Part of this is I am trying slight variations to see what methods and materials work best. I stopped by my local fly shop a week ago and the store manager tied one for me so I could see how he ties them. He had it knocked out in 10 mins. And that was slow because he was taking time to explain things to me as he went.
I expect that the more time I spend at the tying bench overall, the less time I will spend at the tying bench per fly. I must say I was very impressed watching some of the tyers at the show last weekend. But those guys tie so much more than I (or most folks) do. I was particularly impressed by Norman and his Nor-Vise. I don't think that is the right vise for me, but I was amazed at what he could do with it.
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Ponds: Fermilab Ponds, Blackwell Forest Preserve
Fishing primarily DuPage and Kane counties in NE Illinois
Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:39 PM
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:13 PM
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:59 AM
I'll just have to try and get back to where I was.
Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:38 AM
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:37 AM
I like quality vs quantity. (nothing wrong with quantity)
I just tie at my own pace and tie up whatever I'm out of in a sitting or two.
It works for me but may not work for you.
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