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Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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I started tying flies in the late 1980's. I was into Steelhead fishing big time and going through flies like crazy. So I started tying. Told my wife that tying my own flies is not only gratifying but also will be a cost savings.

Now 30 years later, I have accumulated a stunning amount of tying material. I would buy the expensive dry fly hackle for use in dry flies.
But over the years, I have stopped buying new dry fly material. If I don't have the correct material I just buy the dry flies now upon need.

I may buy a dozen flies per year.

Posted on: 2017/11/20 18:15


Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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I bought a few articulated streamers last year. I think 2 of them. I just didn't have the time to tie any of them. I also bought a few crappie jigs if those count. Both were from custom fly tyers if that helps the salt in the wound LOL

Posted on: 2017/11/21 12:20
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Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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A few months ago. If it's quick and easy to tie (under 5 materials and takes less than a few minutes to tie), I tie it. Anything more complicated and time consuming I will buy. I usually buy all my dry flies but that's starting to change.

I'm often thinking about time vs. money with flies. I'd be more upset loosing a box of flies I've tied, than a box of purchased flies. That time spent at the vise is valuable!

Posted on: 12/15 8:12


Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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I've been tying flies since 1970. Just about every pattern you could imagine over the years. Older early versions up through some of the more current ones. If a variation strikes me as interesting I go to the vice and tie a couple.

When I get the urge to purchase a fly I just lay out my 30 some odd boxes and "go shopping".

Posted on: 12/15 12:33


Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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The only flies I purchase are my smallmouth poppers. I don't have the ability to airbrush poppers (yet), and while I tie a number of deer hair surface flies, sometimes the smallies just want the ol' Boogle Bug. As for trout or saltwater flies or streamers--I can't remember the last time I purchased flies. Maybe sometime back in the late 1980s.

Posted on: 12/18 11:49


Re: Last Time You Bought A Fly

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RIGHT BEFORE THE LAST JAM. JUST WASN'T PREPARED. BEFORE THAT, PROBABLY 5 YEARS AGO ON A TRIP BACK TO IDAHO JUST TO BE NICE TO SHOP I USED TO FREQUENT.

Posted on: 12/19 11:32



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