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What are you best at?

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I see lots of pictures of flies on this site. Many of you folks are outstanding tyers. Some are just learning. But what are you best at tying?
Drys, nynphs, wets, streamers. I think I am an average tyer. But what I think I am best at is tying dry flys. My nymphs are just ok.
But being on Paflyfish has inspired me to get better to improve my tying skills. So what are you best at?

GC

Posted on: 3/4 13:03
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Re: What are you best at?

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best at nymphs, need to get better at dries

Posted on: 3/4 13:05
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Re: What are you best at?

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I'm best at baitfish imitations, but I can do most things pretty well.

Where I need improvement: Married wings and spun deer hair.

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Re: What are you best at?

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Nymphs

Posted on: 3/4 13:57
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Re: What are you best at?

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Zebra midges... or green weenies.

Serious answer - I'd say I'm most confident tying dry flies.

Posted on: 3/4 14:15
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Re: What are you best at?

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bullsh!tting with a hint of sarcasm :)

losing just tied flies to trees. damn i'm good at that!

Posted on: 3/4 14:45
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Re: What are you best at?

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Streamers, and most nymphs.

I'm not that good at dries but that's probably because I tie very few(usually buy..), and as silly as it sounds egg patterns.

Posted on: 3/4 15:50


Re: What are you best at?

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Nymphs and compara or sparkle duns. My hackled dries are could use more consistency, but with the exception of parachute adams, I don't tie a lot of them.

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Re: What are you best at?

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Jack of all trades.
Master of none.

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Re: What are you best at?

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Parachute dries. GenCon, based on seeing some of your pictures on here, I would definitely say you're a above average tyer at the least.

Posted on: 3/4 16:14


Re: What are you best at?

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probably bigger salt pattern one of my favorite that is probably the hardest to tie is a hollow fly. it takes a few thing to get it right. first is to have a really nice bucktail second is using the right amount of glue one each hollow wrap. im good at nymphs and I think I am ok at dries but probably suck in reality. I hate hackling.

Posted on: 3/4 16:28


Re: What are you best at?

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Brownie, thank you for the nice comment. But I will always be learning. marcq don't want to derail the thread. But I have no idea what a hollow fly is.

GC

Posted on: 3/4 16:42
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Re: What are you best at?

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Gc, we all are always learning. And you definitely put up some sweet ties.

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Re: What are you best at?

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1st streamers, nymphs are a close 2nd. I don't tie regular presentation dries, so no clue how well I can tie them, I tie/fish a comparadun 99% of the time and it's a fairly easy pattern to begin with.

Is it just me or do you guys see a connection between what you're best at tying and what you prefer to fish? Call me crazy but I'd rather have high, chocolate water and rip streamers all day than fish a hatch. If the flows are normal, I'm normally nymphing most of the time. Maybe it's just me.

Posted on: 3/4 17:42


Re: What are you best at?

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Any fly except full dress salmon flies.

Posted on: 3/4 17:44
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