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How long per fly?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:46 AM
However, if your materials are laid out, many patterns can be tied very quickly. Tiny thread bodied nymphs take longer to put the hook in the vise than to tie. Foam beetles and hoppers with pre-punched foam can be produced in just a couple of minutes and then I might spend a lot more time decorating them. (Which is really kind of silly since the fish sees the underside of the fly.) Wooly buggers are what? Five minutes max.
I don't have a lot of patience at the vise.
Am I the odd duck?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:47 AM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:38 AM
I am with Dave, simple nymphs and I am set up to tie a few hundred, less than a minute. A super realistic, or a full dress Salmon fly, just as long as it takes, I have one Full dress going now that I have 3 hours into the tag, tail and first floss segment.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:52 AM
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:06 PM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:25 PM
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:53 PM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:58 PM
people always want a gauge of what ammount of tying time is involved. Normally when tying for myself time does'nt exist. I'll find myself so absorbed in a pattern sometimes I tie into the wee hours of the morning and not even realize.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:45 PM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:45 AM
Nope not at all. I never spend more than about 10 mins max when it comes to fishing flies. Our rivers here in MI are so choke full of lumber if I spent more than 10 mins on a fly I'd end up gettuing way to PO'ed when I lost 2-3 flies in a row to logs. So for me I try to keep the patterns to about 5 mins for most. Or if its a dry or something a bit more time consuming then 10 mins per. If its a pattern that takes longer than that then I'll tie something else that will work.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:24 AM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:10 AM