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How many of you tie your own.

Poll ended at Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:43 pm

Tie some buy some.
6
40%
Buy them all.
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20%
Tie all my own.
6
40%
 
Total votes : 15

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Postby Greg Wile » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:43 pm

Just woundering how many fly fishermen on here tie their own flies?
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Postby Greg Wile » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:48 pm

I tie all my own except for some that I trade some of mine for.
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Postby Cobra » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:56 pm

Been tying since I was 10, probably 98% of them at least. Rarely go after trout or salmon anymore but the panfish, smallies and pike take a beating.
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Postby Citori12 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:35 pm

Tied some recently for use in Alaska for my nephew. I tie all my own flies been tying since I was knee high to a grasshopper pattern. I reload my own ammunition, make my own flies, make my own fly rods, make my own spinners and spoons, made a blackpowder gun from a barrel and a lock and trigger, made a nice rifle out of a barreled action....I gotta be building something.....thats what makes outdoor stuff so much fun...I gotta start makin my own decoys....
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:08 pm

I tie all my own flies, except I had to buy a few cicadas the other day when I ran out. I used to spend alot of time tying exact imitations but now I mostly tie simple patterns as I dont have alot of time and I often find that simple ones are far deadlier!
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:46 pm

I tie a few, but my brother is more ravenous about it and ties a lot of flies. Every now and again I'll buy some, but I get his for the most part. He gets to be such a perfectionist some times that he gives his to me. I have some of the first flies he ties of any pattern he learns, but they work just fine.
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Postby IDwtrfowler22 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:36 am

I tie all my own, right now its hard to fish up here cause most rivers are blown out or to far for me to want to take a day and drive, so all I have been doing is tying drys for this summer
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Postby LaRedneck » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:44 am

Fixen to start tying my own, heck of lot cheaper that way.
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Postby akbrett » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:06 pm

I tie the vast majority of them but I always end up buying a few every year either for patterns or because I don't use enough to justify the materials.
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Postby MacAttack » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:53 pm

I wish I knew how to tie, I want to learn just can't find the time.
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Postby Dogman » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:54 pm

I tie some of my flies and buy the rest,mostly because I don't have the time to tie them all myself.
Nothing like catching fish on your own hand tied flies. :thumbsup:
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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:44 pm

I tie hundreds every year. Everything from bass poppers to steelhead and salmon flies and jigs....
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:07 pm

I tie a few patterns. Once I move this spring I'll have more room and time to learn how to tie better.
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Postby AK Ducks » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:33 pm

I will try to tie every fly pattern I use and if I don't like how it looks I will go out and buy them. of course fly tying up here is pretty easy. get a bunch of maribou and just tie it oun the hook that covers most fish.
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