The first fly you ever tied?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Loopy, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I tried to tie an egg imatation, I took thread and wrapped it so much it was the shape of an egg, then it unravled because I didn't know what a half hitch was... The first thing I did with a vice and stuff was a marabou black ghost which was ugly
  2. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Seattle, WA
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    A big black mayfly with hackle about twice as long as it should have been. Ah, those were the days...
  3. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Well, the first flies I tied were the Gray hackle yellow and the Brown hackle peacock.
    I caught a lot of fish on those two and still have one or two in my go to box.
  4. Scott Keith Member

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    Arlington, WA
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    I don't remember the first thing I tied.... probably doesn't have a name. I was working at WaMu at the time and a guy by the name of Larry Dewey brought in his tying stuuff and let me play around. I used to tie at work all the time.

  5. Mike Wade Member

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    Shoreline, Washington, USA.
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    A nyerges nymph. Very easy fly to learn on and at that time very productive in Nunnally. That was about 1970.
  6. scottflycst Active Member

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    Ozark Mtn springwater
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    That's still a very effective fly!
  7. flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    Black Wooley bugger :D
  8. Maybe 1973 or 74 a flytying class at Everett community college. The basic black wooley worm with the red yarn tail. Still have the Thompson Model A fly vise too.
  9. kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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    Hampton Roads Virginia
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    Endless olive wooley buggers for SRCs for my dad. I didn't fly fish at the time but he did. He had the good sense to tell me they were exceptional even though they looked terrible so that I would keep on tying them. Kept him in free flies for a while till I saw how many more trout he was catching!
  10. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Seattle, WA
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    Adams. It was too fat and the tail was too long and heavy, but I got the front half right, though I crowded the hookeye. Still do that sometimes.