Working your fingers to the bone

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by tythetier, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    How many other guys here spend the countless hours tying there own bugs? I have been doing it for nearly a year now and it is great :thumb:
    I love being able to customize a pattern to the conditions I am fishing.

    Keep on tying,

    Ty
     
  2. Calvin1

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    I set a goal for myself that I wasn't going to buy any new bugs this year but would fill any perceived gaps with my own ties. I did pretty good through about the end of May. At that point, I just couldn't resist the appeal of the shiny new stuff in the flyshop. I tie most of my own and will try my resolution again next year.

    Calvin
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well I try to tie up the simple ones,like EHC,Stimulators,olive willies,drunken dragons,WB's. Anything else I have to buy as I just can't do them up. Too many feathers or too small.

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  4. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Size is a major player for me to. I am young (22) but I have poor eyesite. All those years going to school for welding didnt favor my eyes. Its all I can do to tie up a size 20 let alone tie that onto my tippet.