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#3007265 - 10/30/12 10:30 AM fly tying?
eddie c
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any fly tiers on here? i got a few serious questions I would like to PM with someone.

thanks, Eddie

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#3007426 - 10/30/12 12:29 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: eddie c]
scn
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I am not great, but usually find myself at the vise every week. I'd be glad to help if I can.

There are others much better than I on here.
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#3007497 - 10/30/12 01:39 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: scn]
trealtree
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I tie flies for my inline spinners.
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#3007771 - 10/30/12 04:21 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: eddie c]
Buzzard Breath
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I tie. Shoot me a PM with your questions, and I'll do my best to answer them. I may not get right back too you, but I will when I return from a hunting trip the first part of next week.
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#3007834 - 10/30/12 05:01 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
7mm08
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Been cheaping out for over 30 years. What can I help you with?


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#3007849 - 10/30/12 05:08 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: 7mm08]
drrxnupe
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I suck tremendously at fly tying. That said, my creations do catch fish from time to time.
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#3008041 - 10/30/12 07:20 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: drrxnupe]
7mm08
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
I suck tremendously at fly tying. That said, my creations do catch fish from time to time.


I have no brain so I depend on my hands and I am extremely cheap so I can tie flies for a nickel instead of 2-5 bucks per fly. Kind of like reloading for most of these guys on the board.

willing to teach, cause somebody once got me started down the road to ruin!
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#3008078 - 10/30/12 07:39 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: 7mm08]
416wbymag
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I stick mainly with midges, scuds and a few imitators, but have gotten pretty good at those...
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#3008270 - 10/30/12 08:57 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: 416wbymag]
eddie c
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sweet. I am going to PM each of you when I get a few moments. thanks.
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#3008317 - 10/30/12 09:24 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: eddie c]
eddie c
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trealtree, it says your mailbox is full.
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#3008606 - 10/31/12 06:49 AM Re: fly tying? [Re: eddie c]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: eddie c
trealtree, it says your mailbox is full.


I cleared out a few.
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#3009902 - 10/31/12 09:02 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: trealtree]
birddoginQ
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what is the question?
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#3013000 - 11/02/12 04:26 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: birddoginQ]
4onaside
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Hey Eddie, I realize that cheap ain't always the deal, doing it is a big part of the fun, but you can buy some good stuff on ebay, I believe cheaper than you can tie them. Some purist will take a shot at me, but just sayin'.
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#3017593 - 11/05/12 07:00 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: eddie c]
gil1
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Bring it on. You can PM us all in one group if you want - might be fun.
scn lies - he's a good tyer. ;\)
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#3017598 - 11/05/12 07:01 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: gil1]
gil1
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In fact, you might ask the questions right here publicly. You'll get more responses and more folks will learn something about fly tying.
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#3017604 - 11/05/12 07:05 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: gil1]
Fordman
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I enjoy tying go ahead and post your question here.
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#3017623 - 11/05/12 07:14 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: 4onaside]
Fordman
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 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
Hey Eddie, I realize that cheap ain't always the deal, doing it is a big part of the fun, but you can buy some good stuff on ebay, I believe cheaper than you can tie them. Some purist will take a shot at me, but just sayin'.

Not sure what a purist is? I tie a lot of flies every year, probably more than most tyers in a decade. I tie with synthetic materials, with tools made in a third world country on a vice made in PA, while drinking beer brewed in america.... My patterns are marketed by a company out of Washington State but they are mass produced in the phillipines. So I can safely say I would not be a "purist". In fact in a lifetime of fly fishing I don't reckon I have ever actually met one. Buying flies off ebay has nothing to do with being a purist or not. If that's what floats your boat hell man knock yourself out no matter what anyone says. Tying isn't about saving money, in fact its a darn good way to spend money. Tying is about creating something that will catch a fish. More of a satisfaction thing.

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#3017627 - 11/05/12 07:15 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: Fordman]
Fordman
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and there is not doubt you can buy a fly cheaper than you can tie them 90% of the time.
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#3019420 - 11/06/12 04:56 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: Fordman]
GRAMPS
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I tie streamers and bucktails for smallmouth, trout, white bass and stripers. They are not pretty but catch fish. \:\)
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#3022391 - 11/07/12 10:54 PM Re: fly tying? [Re: Fordman]
4onaside
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 Originally Posted By: Fordman
 Originally Posted By: 4onaside
Hey Eddie, I realize that cheap ain't always the deal, doing it is a big part of the fun, but you can buy some good stuff on ebay, I believe cheaper than you can tie them. Some purist will take a shot at me, but just sayin'.

Not sure what a purist is? I tie a lot of flies every year, probably more than most tyers in a decade. I tie with synthetic materials, with tools made in a third world country on a vice made in PA, while drinking beer brewed in america.... My patterns are marketed by a company out of Washington State but they are mass produced in the phillipines. So I can safely say I would not be a "purist". In fact in a lifetime of fly fishing I don't reckon I have ever actually met one. Buying flies off ebay has nothing to do with being a purist or not. If that's what floats your boat hell man knock yourself out no matter what anyone says. Tying isn't about saving money, in fact its a darn good way to spend money. Tying is about creating something that will catch a fish. More of a satisfaction thing.
Yeah, well I thought that I pointed that out when I said that "doing it(fly tying) is a big part of the fun". I was trying to comment to Eddie(whom I know) about the availability of some good patterns on ebay that catch fish, which afterall is the ultimate reason that most tie flies. If its not, then one should just throw away his fly rod and make tying the sport and forget the fishing part.
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