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Re: What are you best at?

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I'm not great at any tie, but I would say that I am better at tying nymphs than dries. Oddly enough, I cant catch a fish on a nymph but can hammer them on a good hatch.

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Re: What are you best at?

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I feel im sufficient at nymphs. Alot of the flies i tie, i think look really cool but in reality are not proportional, hackle faces wrong way, tails are way too long etc. But i still love tying...

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Re: What are you best at?

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giving advise !
I tie all kinds and styles of flies for over 40 years+. I have no best, I can do all..

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Re: What are you best at?

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I agree Sandy is the best BS around !!!!!!!
He can tie a mean fly too !!!

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Re: What are you best at?

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My mentor LouM taught me to tie woven flies ,so I would have to say woven flies are my best ,when I tie !!!!!!

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Re: What are you best at?

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Nymphs/soft hackles

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Re: What are you best at?

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I really think more in terms of techniques than styles of fly, so I don't know how to answer. For example, If you truely understand how to dub a nymph, you can dub a dryfly. I've never tied a salt fly, so I'm probably pretty awful at those.

Posted on: 3/5 7:40
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Re: What are you best at?

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Quote:

beadhead2 wrote:
My mentor LouM taught me to tie woven flies ,so I would have to say woven flies are my best ,when I tie !!!!!!


Like this?

I have a few of yours. Too nice to fish!

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Posted on: 3/6 8:39


Re: What are you best at?

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My best? Probably midges. Like this.



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Re: What are you best at?

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Nymphs, soft hackles and emergers...no coincidence that I enjoy fishing them the most also.

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Re: What are you best at?
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I think I'm pretty well versed in just about all the fly tying "genres," but if I had to pick the one I think I'm probably best at, it would be bass flies and salt water streamers.

Of course, there are different ways to think about what constitutes being "best" at. I think many tiers think about this in terms of technical skill at conventional patterns - in other words how accurately can you match the shape and form of a parachute Adams. These are the skill sets that make one competitive in fly tying contests.
There is, however, another way to look at this...and that is how innovative is a tier; how much experimentation have they done with midge emergers, or sandeel flies? This capacity to innovate and find ways to improve flies (or come up with entirely unique new patterns) is what I would personally consider the definition of a great tier.

Posted on: 3/6 9:26


Re: What are you best at?

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Fish them ,they are not that good to hold on to !!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What are you best at?

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To me I'm an okay tyer and probably tie most flies at an acceptable level but the fish judge my simple flies as being the best. Comparaduns, Inchworms, Zebra midges and SJ's seem to catch the most fish for me. So I guess they don't think my more intricate ties cut it!

Posted on: 3/6 9:42


Re: What are you best at?

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Franklin
Fish them ,they are not that good to hold on to !!!!!!!!!!


Anyone going to start a fly tying night again?

Posted on: 3/6 11:55



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