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Re: How Long?

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Thanks for everyones replies. I guess I have a ways to go. I am enjoying the process. I am happy about one thing. The trout really like my hares ears. I think I am doing pretty good since I am just learning from an Orvis book. I have taught myself to fly fish (with help on this board) and now I am teaching myself to tie. I am just having fun. Thanks everyone!

Troy

Posted on: 2007/4/20 9:36


Re: How Long?

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Maurice wrote:
Pay extra careful attention to your proportions and don't crowd the eye. A typical tyer can generate a fly in a few minutes and then fumble around the eye for several more. (thats another fly you could have tied) This is my biggest problem.
Maurice

AMEN to that! Nice to see that I'm not the only one who has that problem. It often causes me to end up mumbling all kinds of nasty things at myself.

I don't think I ever saw a subject on this board before where there was so much agreement! Isn't somebody going to say that if you don't tie a fly a minute you're not worth your salt as a flyfisherman?

Posted on: 2007/4/20 9:54


Re: How Long?

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Festus wrote:
Another is to make yourself one of these devices from a paper clip and an Exacto knife. I measure out all of my nymph wingcases and wings using this tool. Saves a bunch of time when working with goose or mallard wing quills and ensures uniformity on every fly.


That's a great idea! I have been using a draftsman's compass from my Jr. High School, er Middle School days with a divider point in each hole for eons.

It is very adjustable but your gizmo is a lot more compact.

Posted on: 2007/4/20 10:39


Re: How Long?

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Dear Wulff-Man,

I think a lot of us would be surprised to find out that we tie flies a lot faster than we think we tie them. There isn't any more or less work involved in a professionally tied fly than there is with an amateur tied fly.

The time difference is mostly due to material selection. I may grab too much or too little tail material and have to fumble around there for a while. I find I buried my dubbing under my neck after the last fly so I have to find it again. I then spend 2 or 3 minutes or more selecting hackle for a dry fly while a pro picks his neck clean and sizes and labels it soon after he buys it.

We amateurs include the prep time when we tie and for a professional the prep work is done before they even sit down to tie. At that point it's just lashing things to hooks in steps.

Regards,
Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2007/4/20 10:46


Re: How Long?

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I've been tying for about 3 years and on a good night I tie one in an hour. On a night when I'm tying for a trip I can get four to five an hour

Posted on: 2007/4/20 14:48


Re: How Long?

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Aw hell. I forgot what I wuz gonna say.

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Re: How Long?

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Oh yea....now I remember. Somebody mentioned something about tying a fly a minute. That's where those 45 cent flies come from.

BTW.....the Blue Quill is on. The Quill Gordon is on. The Grannom is on. Why am I here posting you might ask? Well....let's just say that the Pine feels a whole lot colder than 46 degrees and I just ordered a wading staff from Cabelas. Nuff said.

Posted on: 2007/4/20 15:17
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That's where those 45 cent flies come from....


If the price has come down that far, I'll take a dozen.

Posted on: 2007/4/20 15:28
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Re: How Long?

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Festus wrote:
Oh yea....now I remember. Somebody mentioned something about tying a fly a minute. That's where those 45 cent flies come from.


That was me. The fly I’m referring to is tied with 3 materials, plastic eyes, marabou tail and chenille. It’s like a wooly bugger without the hackle. If the materials are laid out you get a GOOD fly in less than a minute. Can you believe that people pay 4.25 for it? By the way that’s not my price that’s the shops price I get 2.65 a fly to tie it. Never did understand why it costs sooo much.

Posted on: 2007/4/20 15:31


Re: How Long?

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MattM,
I'm guessing that Guiness sets up something of a variable in your tying time.
Coughlin

Posted on: 2007/4/20 16:39


Re: How Long?

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'Nother time saver,......Griffs Thin Coat, syringe, and preparing the material for the number of flies you plan on tying.

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Posted on: 2007/4/20 21:13
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Re: How Long?

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I agree with everyone on taking your time, I was tying for the shop the week before season and was tying some flies 6 an hour. now that the stock is up I can take my time...I know guys who take all day to tie one fly just to make it perfect...

I average 6 flies lost a day...not because i get materials cheap but because I'm getting the fly to the fishes level (ie bottom, under roots, etc..)

Posted on: 2007/4/26 7:17
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