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  1. This may be a stupid question, but I thought I would ask. I want to tie and I have been reading and watching youtube videos in anticipation of this. I have attended a tying night at my local fly shop and the owner walked me through tying a few flies. I had a great time and I am sure that I want to do this. Do you just go buy the vise and the supplies and get at it? I am new and not sure about when to jump, but as I am sitting here I realize I am not going to learn it by reading about it, I need to do it. I trust the guys at my local fly shop and they will get me straight on what I need, but I just wanted to know if thats how it usually goes..........just jump right in? Anyway, thanks in advance for your responses.
  2. I am going out tomorrow for my first guided trip, can't wait! Then I will be attending my first Lies and Flies that evening at my fly shop. It's gonna be a great day!
  3. I qualified and fished the KBF National Championship in 2018, first place was 100 grand. Kayak fishing has came a long way since I started in 2008. With that said I have had many of them over the years. Currently I have a 2019 Hobie Pro Angler 14 360, 2018 Nucanoe Frontier 12, 2007 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140, an Ocean Kayak Frenzy, Old Town Vapor, and two paddle boards.
  4. Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes and the great information. I am so glad to see that forums still exist, I was afraid they were gone as a result of social media. Looks like this one is pretty active.
  5. I have always wanted to fly fish, or at least most of my adult life. I would get started, get intimidated, and ultimately go back to spin and bait cast fishing. For the last 12 or so years, maybe longer, I have been a kayak angler, but I am continuing to have a pull towards fly fishing. I actually bought another kayak that excels in the world of fly fishing and hope to put it to good use in 2021. Fast forward to today and I have been reading as much as I can and trying to weed out the good and the bad on youtube. I have been visiting a local fly shop, well they are about an hour and a half drive for me up in the mountains of Waynesboro, VA. They have been a wealth of knowledge for me and I have given them my business. South River Fly Shop is just a cool place, it has a great feel to it kind of like how Norm felt about Cheers, at least thats what it feels like to me. The guys that own it, Tommy and Kevin, also work hard at keeping the great reputation they have and I am lucky to have that resource near me. This Thursday I am going out with one of their guides and i am pretty pumped about it, i may even attend the fly tying night that evening. I just stumbled upon this forum because I was searching for information on Lefty's Little Library. When I went to join it said my email was already in use, turns out I had joined 5 years ago in 2015. This time I hope that I can continue the journey and tying is a huge piece or part of what draws me to fly fishing I think. The thought of tying a fly and catching a fish on it is just cool. I hope to learn a lot here and maybe in time even be able to contribute myself. Thanks for letting me be a part of the community. Scott p[]
  6. Thanks guys. I've gotta go buy a few tools.
  7. I have got to buy one of those things, thanks flytire.
  8. One more while I'm here. I've built a bunch of stuff out of wood but I am certainly not a woodworker, my stuff works and looks ok. On the bench I am trying to make a tray, for glue, cement and bottles of stuff. I see some where there is a circle or square indention cut into the wood, like a recessed hole for the bottle to sit it. I hope I am explaining that correctly. What tool enables you to do this? I am thinking a wood lathe, any thoughts on this would be a great help? Thanks.
  9. Hey everyone, I'm one of the new guys around here. I am building a fly tying bench and I have a question. What size peg should I use for the spools of my thread? I have no thread yet or I would take a look at it. I am guessing there is a general size, not sure. I have a feeling I'm going to be asking a bunch of questions, I hope I don't wear out my welcome. Thanks in advance.
  10. Hi Woody, welcome! I'm out in Powhatan County.
  11. Welcome! I am brand new to the boards myself. I traveled to the land down under back in the late 90's, I believe I was in a place called Canberra. I love my country, but if they ever threw me out I would beg for you guys to let me in. I remember it being such a beautiful place.
  12. Thanks guys! I am about an hour west of Richmond, in Powhatan County. I live a stones throw from the upper James and about a 45 minute drive to the base of the mountains with streams everywhere.
  13. Hello all, I just wanted to stop by and say hey. I found the forum by doing a Google searcn and man it looks like there is a ton of great info here. I tried fly fishing about 15 - 20 years ago, didn't stick with it for long at all. Fast forward to now and I am pretty excited about getting started. I went to Orvis the other day and took thier free fly tying class and now I want to learn to tie. I picked up an old desk today and am gonna convert it into a tying station. I also picked up a Clearwater 5wt 8'6" rod and a Clearwater real, can't wait for the weather to break. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading as much as I can here. Thanks for having me.
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