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Flies Tied Per Week
Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:56 PM
During my tying season (winter) I try to tie at least 8 dozen a day. By the time summer rolls around I'm ready to go fishing and seldom tie except a few at the cabin on the weekends for my own fishing. Take care & ...
Tight Lines - Al Beatty
Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:11 PM
i try to tie everyday...not just to fish, but to relax and clear my ever turbulent mind...idle hands are the devil's workshop and I have scars to prove it. Tying allows me to be creative, to feel useful, and to achieve things on a more spiritual level than just making a fly.
I have to agree with Big Daddy Hubbard.
I usually tie one or two a day. I would not make it very well with tying hundreds of the same fly let alone tying 10 flies of the same pattern. I like to experiment and be creative.
I like it best when there is no noise in the house and my Wife and dog are in bed. Total Quiet.
About all of my Flies are of the Soft Hackle variety and I try to come up with ones that fits my environment, strictly the Mad River in Ohio. I like mostly fishing small for large or small Trout. I really got the bug (pardon the pun) when I caught my first Trout on one of my own patterns. Now when I go out I usually make less than 20 casts and I am done for the day and that is being on the River for an hour and a half. It is just being able to get out there, sit on the bank and watch what is going on around me with NO Telephones, NO TVs, NO Computers and as a matter of fact, Anyone else. Just Quiet.
Posted 12 June 2007 - 07:09 PM
I noticed that there is no choice for "Not nearly enough", which is where I fall in. I'd love to tye more, I just can't seem to find the time.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:21 AM
As for the trout side of things, i generaly tie "ofseason" as a means of something to do.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:43 AM
I have 135 fishing rods 32 of which are fly rods (all get used) and a similar number of reels.
Over the years I have bought many tying vises but only have 7 at the moment (I've got a Nor-Vise coming though).
I have, over time, collected more fly tying bits & pieces & ingredients than any normal sane person would consider necessary.
The problem with having so much gear is being able to find it at a moment's notice when I want to to a particular fly or, forgetting I even have the necessay ingredients & going out & buying some more.
During a normal week I would probably tie up to 100 (sometimes more) flies but most are for other people.
I don't like to commit to tying flies for other people all the time as it sometimes becomes a chore & when that happens the enjoyment goes out the door.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:38 AM
The main thing is the relaxation I get from tying.
Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:07 PM
Down south where I live flyfishing is slow to take root.So while fishing if someone asks what I'm catching all the fish on I'll give them a couple of flies and offer them the use of one of my rods and after give them the flies to keep.Some times later on I'll see these guys again and they'll be toteing their own fly rods.Man thats a good feeling.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:50 AM
Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
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