conservation guy wrote:I get my materials local.
I have a great shop in Worcester Mass, Lower Forty. I have been going there since college alsways have been real good to me. I learn loads of stuff and meet lots of people going there and checking out the new stuff. I think you loose some of that on the www
meeting the people and getting to swap flys / ideas etc. is the best part of becoming a "local" at the fly shop I have found i get more bang fro my buck by staying local than saving a couple of cents on the www
you can also get some insider info and learn some good spots once your with the right people
RustyGunz1960 wrote:I’ve been fly fishing and tying for a bit over thirty years now and am definitely stuck in the past. I upgraded from a glass to a graphite rod years ago but am still using my Pflueger Medalist reel. I am also still tying with my Thompson Model A vise. If I was just starting out I’d most likely buy a more expensive vise, assuming something so much cheaper than the others must be lesser quality, but I guess I just don’t know what I’m missing. I have no trouble tying flies down to size 22 with it (other than my eyesight starting to deteriorate). I have a few buddies that tie saltwater flies and I can see their techniques working better with a rotary vise. But I tie mainly traditional trout flies and have become more of a minimalist over the years, carrying no more than a half dozen patterns. It’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to buy success. Eventually you learn that you have to earn it. I don't mean to imply I look down on more expensive equipment. It's just that you can do quite a bit with much less, and then decide for yourself whether to upgrade.
dudejcb wrote:Oh, and don't be afraid that you're flies don't look as nice as those in the books. I found that my dorky looking flies actually fish better (providing they're not too far off the mark) than the really pretty ones ...maybe they look more like cripples and trigger the predatory instinct.
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conservation guy wrote:tied these monday night.
nice fly ties easy and catchs a ton of fish.
foam body with marker
i have done all sort of fish / colors/ flash / rattles patterns with this basic style.
you can fish it floating or sinking
conservation guy wrote:glimmerjim the best part of this is post is who cares about your opinion!!!!
Go tie your own patterns
So glade to see yet another expert on the subject.......
I guess all those years of throwing streamers and anything that wasn't a fly according to you doesn't count as fly fishing.
Your opinion is like your brown hole just filled with BS
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