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    Default Weekly Tying Challenge

    I had an idea that is similar to things I have seen on other forums and would like some feedback. How many people would be interested in participating in a weekly tying challenge?

    Here's my idea. At the beginning of the week, a particular fly pattern or style would be announced with the goal of having as many people as possible tying the pattern or their favorite variation and posting a picture. The goal would be twofold. First, It would be a good motivator to get to the tying bench and crank out some patterns. Second, it would be a great opportunity to see what works for different people and hopefully get some ideas of new things to try. The timeframe would be weekly so as to give people plenty of time to participate.

    I know there are some excellent tiers on this board whose contributions would allow the rest of us to learn tremendously about the art of tying.

    How many people would be interested in something like this?
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    I'd be in.
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    I'd probably be up for it every once in a while.

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    I would try as often as I can ....hey got to be a mulligan in every bunch.
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    Sounds good to me.

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    Count me in

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesmoke View Post
    I would try as often as I can ....hey got to be a muligan in every bunch.
    you know darn well that you don't tie any mulligan's
    folks, if olesmoke is particpatin', you might as well just sit back and watch.

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    I agree with you Grannyknot! Every time olesmoke posts some pattern pictures I'm very impressed and just wish my flies turned out as nice.

    I'm hoping a few more people will notice this and jump in. I think we'll go ahead and give it a shot starting next week. Be thinking about dry flies for next week...I'll announce a specific pattern or perhaps a bug to match Sunday night or Monday morning. We'll start with locally useful patterns and perhaps if this keeps going with decent participation then we'll branch out to some other stuff later.
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