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  1. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

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    I have a suggestion that may help novice and experienced fly fisherman to select flies by type and species sought. The names attributed to flies often have very little to do with the species that they are tied for or what they represent.
    Would it be possible to reorganize the flies in Fly Tying into categories such as: Trout flies, salmon flies, bass flies etc. and the insect or bait fish that they represent?
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    The problem with that is many patterns are cross-overs. My bait fish patterns work for bass and trout. Some trout patterns work to fool steelhead. Some steelhead patterns catch sea-run cutts. I've tied shad flies that also catch small mouth bass. One of the largest trout I've caught at Davis (before the illegally planted large mouth ruined the fishery) was with a bluegill fly.

    See the problem?
     
  3. wyofly

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    An * stating the fly is a cross-over and can be used for ........... would go far to clarifying the problem.
     
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    At the risk of seeming obtuse,...which I may indeed be, are you suggesting dividing the fly tying forum into sub-forums?
     
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  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Sub forums like that would make it a pain in the butt to check new posts. I'm also on a couple of other forums and their fly tying forums are general, same as ours.

    Learning how to navigate the forum isn't all that hard and maybe breaking it into sub forums would make it easier for the people who don't know how to search on their own and ask others to do it for them. I am one with OMJ.
     
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    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if it can be done but what about adding more title thingies (like NFR or SFR) instead of sub-forums?
     
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    Considering I fish for anything that will take a fly and tie patterns for each species, it doesn't matter one way or the other to me.
     
  9. Bugsy

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    The "fly pattern gallery link" under Patterns (above) displays the submitted flies by type. That might be a place to start.

    Otherwise, I don't care for the clutter that comes with excess subforums. Just my opinion...
     
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    How about one sentence that says something like "This fly has been used for ..."
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Who will add that phrase?
     
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    The poster
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    so we post that for someone who can't figure it out themselves.

    Why?
     
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    to be helpful
     
  15. wyofly

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    Let's say that you are looking for some flies to catch Pink salmon, so you scroll down the list of Flies and come across a fly called Wally's Indispensable and right there in bold print, "Good for Coho." Later you come across Red's Ripper and see, "Pinks love it."
     
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    Some patterns are tied for show so that won't work.

    If you add more sub forums you end up with a very cluttered web site. I honestly don't mind the place as-is.
     
  17. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I'm a fan of "keep it simple". If the original poster wants to add some description to the title, then that's great! I don't think a bunch of sub-forums to classify flies is a great idea.
     
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    I'm also a fan of keeping it simple, but we are getting a ton of SBS posts and it's hard to sift through them for the one that I "think " I remember. I wonder If there's a way to index them. If there's not way to do it from the back end I might take crack at making a post with indexed links to the various posts.
     
  19. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Patrick, make a separate folder in your "Favorites" or "Bookmarks". Name it Flies I Wanna Tie, or something similiarly witty. I call mine ' Flies I'll Tie Some Day Hopefully Before I Die'. For easy reference, when you save a link in the folder change the name of the link to a description of the fly. Soon you'll have a library of hundreds of flies that you'll never get around to tying. Have fun.
     
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