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#11 Posted : Monday, January 8, 2018 5:37:31 PM(UTC)
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If you can put a dollar figure on sanity I'm probably money ahead on tying my own, especially after the last couple weeks. Had two weeks off, and every intention of fishing the year-round waters in MN, and it's sub-zero for days on end. First day back at work, and it's 31... Mad

Did fill a lot of boxes though.

Really though, tying is part of the sport I enjoy, and have since I was a kid.

Totally agree with moosekid on the razor blade. Sometimes you get done with a fly, and the only thing you can say is "well...that didn't work."

I have a coffee cup on my bench I call the "Bucket of Fail." Failed flies get tossed in there, and every so often I'll go through it. Some get added to the bluegill box I let my kids have free reign over, others get cut apart so hooks and beads can be recycled. The Bucket of Fail fills up a little more slowly all the time.
"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
- Roderick Haig-Brown
#12 Posted : Friday, January 26, 2018 3:50:38 PM(UTC)
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I think it's just a labor of love and a fun winter hobby. It's pretty cool to tie a fly and then go out the next day and catch trout with it. I have a friend who builds his own rods, hunts pheasants, and then ties flies with those feathers - circle of life I guess.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:02:48 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: chiflyguy Go to Quoted Post
Tied a few myself, but don’t have the patience or time.

I buy mine at www.bigyflyco.com

Bookmarked. I picked up an assortment of Umpqua stuff on clearance (44 for $20), but once I figure out which of those work well and need to restock I'm not going to be able to afford full price. Edit: I'll also probably get some pink squirrels since $5.88 a dozen seems pretty pretty pretty good.

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#14 Posted : Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:22:10 AM(UTC)
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Hilarious!!! I’d like permission to copy/save your photo. Please let me know...
#15 Posted : Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:22:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EddieRivard Go to Quoted Post
"Tie your own flies", they said, "You will save money", they said.



Glad you refreshed topic. Still hilarious a year later.
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#16 Posted : Friday, November 23, 2018 4:32:36 AM(UTC)
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Hilarious!!! I’d like permission to copy/save your photo. Please let me know...

Have at it. ThumpUp
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