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  1. thanks for the input everyone. i need to work on my proportions with all of my flies i believe. i have a tendency to make them all too big.
  2. tied these two yesterday.. i went to a fly tying class once way back in gradeschool and got all pumped.. went out an bought a AA vise and a couple things.. they've been in my closet for over 10 years.. bought a couple new materials and tried my hand at it again.. i don't know that either is a certain pattern, just me messin around.. be brutal, suggestions are welcome..
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    Glue smell

    Thanks so much Ehemerella! I've actually already got a few of these things, including half of a black saddle which appears to be one of the pricier things on that list. Probably go check on a few more tomorrow and get to tying. Hopefully wont cut into my Pabst money er.. I mean study time. Hah, thanks again so much.
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    Glue smell

    Thanks guys, very helpful advice. Looks like I'll go do some reading and see what I can do with these materials. Any advice on where to begin with buying materials to tie with? The selection at my local store is so overwhelming, I don't even know where to begin. Anybody have a list of basic materials I should think about getting that I can manage as a college student. If it helps I'm fishing in the Southeast (mostly chatuga and davidson rivers)
  5. I'd like to see some flies. I'm in too if you don't mind.
  6. Hi, I'm new here, name's Ryan. I've done a very small amount of fly tying in the past. I recently decided to try my hand at tying and opened up a box of some old tying materials to find they all smell of head cement which was also in the box. I know most fish are picky about smell, and was wondering if this would have an effect on using the materials to tie flies. Should I ditch this stuff and start over or is it ok to use?
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