Jump to content
Fly Tying


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by CGull

  1. I started out buying the tools piece by piece. I was advised the kit had alot of stuff i may never use. My plan also was to only buy the materials i needed to tie only what i wanted. Boy im telling you, good luck. There are zillions of pieces of material out there, some called by this name some buy another.

    The tools i purchased all from Orvis and are good quality, but then again, there is all kind of gadgets you may or may not need. My plan was also to buy a Renzetti but never. Could come up with 100 bucks.


    So, finally, i bought an encounter kit from orvis. It had several flies to tie ith instructions and a cd. The materials were only what i needed. This was a smart choice be ause it got me down the road with basics. Now i see all the variations of fly patterns here on this forum. This helps me to branch out and be more versatile.


    My only co plaint was that the vise sucks. It has a locking screw instead of a cam. Its never tight enough.


    So, to wrap it up. The vise you posted is good for sure.

    Buy the encounter kit or

    Decide what patterns you want, stay simple and buy only what you need in materials.


    My problem is i have no source of materials close enough. I had to go online for everything.


    Most importantly, iv only been tying for about a month. Take my advise with a grain of salt.



  2. The "mystery" of fly fishing is the same as of the rest of the mysteries in life in general. Same source without question. Indeed, there is a creator who is in constant touch with us. I've been around too long and encountered too many experiences including seeming coincidences to think otherwise. Nobody could at this point in my life ever plant a seed of doubt in my mind that there is God ( capital G). Anyone else is free to think what ever it is they think, wonder if, or rename what he named himself. That's their business but I have 0 doubt with a capital Z.


  3. Funny, I'm partial to those Royals as well. Although I never fished them. Fly fishing first caught my eye when I was stationed, briefly, at Wurtsmith AfB in Oscoda. It was these patterns that I first studied. Perhaps those Flys take me back to a simpler time and a much beautiful Northern Michigan.


    True enough, when I made an order of Flys online, the Royal Wulf was surely one. I said to my wife this one will never work down here. It's a Northern pattern. But I had to have it because it's a classic.

    She was happy with that excuse.

    I love my memories.

  4. Yya for sure it can be a maze of unknown nomenclature, skills, and applications. Just about the time you think you can bump it up one notch you have to run to youtube to find out how to do something. Then of course words will fly around that youve never heard. Im thinking, maybe ill get a big ass bass hook in the vise and practice some of these intricisies on something large enough to see. See i saw a you tube earlier where the fellow tied a nice looking simple looking nymph. But when i looked down at the materials, im like wtf does this mean, lol.

    Im good though, im border line purist. It took me forever to move from forums to AOL, from film to digital. Fly fishing and tying are the last corners of the world where the yuppies have not ruined it for us.





    And talk to yall soon.

  5. Ya, Truckee River, first Mountain I ever climbed and descended when i got my CDL. God i was petrified. I stopped at Donners summit, temp were nice low 70s. Went in to take a leak, came out and it was snow blowing everywhere.


    Truckee River is top of my go to list. 2 years 5 months til 62.....woot woot

  6. In defense of no search people. My friends, I searched over and over. I found tons of sights. The problem with new tyres is the jargon curve. What's this? What's that? Is this the same as that? What do you use this for? How the hell you do that.

    There is.....so much information out there it creates a huge communication barrier.

    But luckily, we find you fine gentlemen to point us to good sights. ;-)

  7. Thanks guys. I know for sure i need two things, a good light source and some magnification that sits on my head or something. Right now im working on a limited budget. I seem to have way to many priorities. Im still building up my material stock, buying already tied flys yntil i get my own stock tied. Here in Texas its not a big fly fishing state. I have to make trips up to Oklahoma and Arkansas.

  • Create New...