Tying flies before you hit the water...

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  1. formerguide

    formerguide Active Member

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    No better flies get tied, in my opinion, than the ones just prior to a trip. Can be as simple as an afternoon run to a local lake, or flies tied the week before departing to exotic locales halfway around the world.

    Just finished tying a few bugs for a morning trip to a beach with a new friend. Like many of you I'm sure, I always tie better when anticipation of a trip is high.

    Hope everyone is getting out and enjoying what's available, I'm enjoying a nice glass of bourbon, tying some flies while the wife and kids are here with me reading/listening to a little music on the iPod.

    Dan

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    That eye is really staring me down as I look at this. Nice tie. I'm new to the tying game myself and am starting with some super easy midges. Will be cool to get to more intricate patterns such as this down the line.
     
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  3. Joe Goodfellow

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    That's a nice fly is there a step by step for that one?
     
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    Crunch time is about the only time I get on it. I don't have a winter "off season". It seems like winter is when I burn through the most flies. More off time=more fishing. Throughout the rest of the year it seems like I'm tying just for what's coming up, barely staying ahead of the game.

    Edit: That fly looks salty as hell, but freshwater stripers was the first blip on my mental radar...
     
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  5. DanielOcean

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    If that fly doesnt have a name yet I suggest you call it the Miley Cyrus.
     
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  6. rory

    rory Go Outside

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    I agree, that is always the best time to tie. Looks good!
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

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    Why stick a name like that on a good looking fly. Nobody will want to use it because of that name.
     
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    Thats the point.

    If it works more fish for him!
     
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    I admire the guys who can sit down and tye in the off season, I wish I could. I tye better under pressure, then hopefully I don't leave to go fishing and leave them on the rack.
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    It really doesn't matter how many flies I have available, I almost always use flies that I tie the night before a trip. And I always really, really need to stay up tying those flies, even if I already have full boxes ready to go.
    I think its kinda a way to relax, clear my head and form a gameplan next day.
     
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    Well, the fly got eaten a few times, unfortunately the operator (that would be me) was a little slow on the take today!

    Good thing I had the good fortune of fishing with Eyejuggler who was kind enough to show me how it's done! Fun morning, a few fish here and there, definitely only going to improve.

    We did see a telephone pole floating out there, that's kinda weird?!

    Dan
     
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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Dan attempting to seduce the monster with a delicious fly.
    Beautiful morning indeed, had a short and quality session before the dreaded errands took hold.

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    The problem (?) is that I accumulate so many mediocre flies when I tie ahead that I'm stuck with junk. I hit on a few good patterns that I regularly use and the rest take up room. It's an addict ion. Nice tie, Dan. I'll be in for a few. :)
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    It needs a big ol tongue lollin outta its mouth.