View Poll Results: How long have you been tying flies?

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  • 30 or More Years

    9 21.95%
  • 20 to 29 Years

    3 7.32%
  • 10 to 19 Years

    8 19.51%
  • 1 to 9 Years

    16 39.02%
  • Less than a Year

    3 7.32%
  • Once Did But No Longer Tying

    2 4.88%
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Thread: Fly Tying Experience Poll

  1. #1
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    Default Fly Tying Experience Poll

    It would be interesting to know the combined years of fly tying experience amongst us and how popular the practice has been in recent times.
    Thanks in advance for contributing. – JF
    Last edited by JoeFred; 01-28-2013 at 01:20 PM.
    “Joe” Fred Turner
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  2. #2
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    I would fall somewhere in the 1-2 year range. Not sure exactly.

  3. #3
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    Three years
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

  4. #4
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    Have lost track but getting close to 20 years now.
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
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  5. #5
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    Pushing 30 years. You'd think I'd be better by now.

    steve
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

  6. #6
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    1-3 I am learning mostly from you tube. In south florida I can not find any class's for freshwater/trout fly's. I've been offered private lesson but the cost is prohibitive. So I always look forward to all the the great posts on this site. salt flies are so large that they are easy to tie

  7. #7
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    More than thirty. I got my first kit in '59

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    Have lost track but getting close to 20 years now.
    Right there with you pancho, but you must have started at a younger age than I. I started in late 93 at the ripe old age of 13.

  9. #9
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    I picked up a fly rod shortly after my 50th birthday 3 years ago and started tying about 6 months later. Took the LRO fly-tying classes Dec. 2010 - Feb. 2011. Still a rank beginner, but I'm having fun with it. If I keep at it I'll have something to keep me busy when I get OLD. (By definition, OLD is 20 to 30 years older than you are at a given time.)
    Fly fishing - it's cheaper than a bass boat!

  10. #10
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    Been tying about 5 years but you can't tell it. I think it's like playing an instrument; You have to practice at it.

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