What is your least favourite material to work with?

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  1. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    iagree Same.
     
  2. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    Deer hair especially when spinning it... It just always seems like a pain in the butt...
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Being as my old eyes are 60+, hooks smaller than size 18 . . .
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Deer Hair and marabou. Not the actual tying with it, the frigging mess it makes. Tying in the bou' is a piece of cake for me. It's the extra pieces floating all over that drives me nuts. Spinning and stacking deer hair is a breeze too. It's the trimming that sucks, again small pieces all over the place.
     
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    kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    So, tie a batch of flies, then go out to the shop/garage/elsewhere, fire-up the shop vac, disconnect the hose, and trim away. I availed myself of a vac at the car wash 2 years ago when I ran low on Goddard Caddis patterns back home . . . saved messing up my niece's retirement home, I didn't have to vacuum, gave me an excuse to hose-down the Jeep, and cooled me off in the process. Remember, where there's a will, there's relatives, I mean, there's a way . . . :D

    jim
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    My fingers are my least favorite material to tie with, but I'm stuck with them I guess.
     
  8. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Marrying single goose and turkey fibers in married wings!!
     
  9. Denny

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    Winner! LOL!!
     
  10. James Daly

    James Daly Better Tyer than Angler

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    GP Tail.
     
  11. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    GP tippet for tails and any married wing material other than Goose to Goose.
     
  12. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Man I cant believe all the haters of marabough and deer hair.....those two are my favorite to work with. However my least would probley be dubbing......cant properly twist it onto my thread.
     
  13. Flyborg

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    I can never get rubber legs to go the direction I want them.
     
  14. reamse

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    Krystal Flash...

    When you try and spin it then palmer it on. Also, I swear each strand is a different length straight out of the bag.

    Also Filaplume breaks every two seconds.
     
  15. reamse

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    Oh yeah, I second that.

    I'm only 23 and can't see them...Not to mention my gorilla hands.