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tjw37909 12-02-2009 11:27 PM

Never thought I would like tying
 
I never thought I would like tying flies, but I was wrong. Tying is very relaxing for me, and it is very satisfying to catch a fish on a fly that I tied. I just last week got to be able to put dubbing on thread without making an awful mess, scrapping that fly, and going back to a pheasant tail or something easier for me. I watched videos and read about how to dub the thread, but it just wouldn't work, but then, all of a suden, it was a piece of cake from one fly to the next. Here is a pic of a decnet bow I got on Raven Fork on a #12 gold ribbed olive hare's ear I tied a couple days ago. I caught two fish this size yesterday on this fly. Too bad I fished four hours throwing every other nymph I have with no success, and tried this at the end of the day.
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/a...9/PC015146.jpg

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/a...9/PC015147.jpg
Not the best pic of me, but you know the old saying............."you can't make chicken soup out of chicken ****"

Scott Spencer 12-03-2009 09:54 AM

Congratulations on some super nice fish and glad you got the dubbing figured out. :smile:

flyred06 12-03-2009 10:43 AM

Very nice catch. I to got into tying thinking I would never like it. I have alot of problems still with trout flies. However, I got started tying poppers, clousers, wooly buggers and saltwater patterns and had a blast. I now think I had rather tie than fish. Every time I tie a patern I think about the trip coming up or the fish it will catch or how I want to fish it, butu then I get on the water and screw something up and come home skunked from the dreams I had at the tying desk. But the I slip of into my make believe world as I start tying for the next trip coming. Enjoy and have fun. Congrats.


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