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    I now understand this addiction called fly tying. It is crazy how many variations of a single simple pattern can be made.

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    Yup! Before you know it; you will have hundreds of junk flies with nice hooks and tungstens bead you want back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    Yup! Before you know it; you will have hundreds of junk flies with nice hooks and tungstens bead you want back.
    So, I am not the only one to have a box full of rejected experimental flies... Wow, I feel almost normal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
    So, I am not the only one to have a box full of rejected experimental flies... Wow, I feel almost normal now.

    Travis,
    I have driven myself nuts before trying to recycle or reclaim my beads and hooks on flies I did not like...
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post

    Travis,
    I have driven myself nuts before trying to recycle or reclaim my beads and hooks on flies I did not like...

    I find these trash flies extremely useful pan fishing in the summer spring and as a dropper underneath a popper. Regardless of how bad it may look, any form of nymph seems to be irresistible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
    So, I am not the only one to have a box full of rejected experimental flies... Wow, I feel almost normal now.
    Never ASSUME that the fish won't like the fly you reject. ****, they eat worms!!!
    “The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.”
    ― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

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    But do they eat worms with Krystal flash, rubber legs and a green tye dye bead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunked again View Post
    I now understand this addiction called fly tying. It is crazy how many variations of a single simple pattern can be made.
    Skunked,
    It is a very addictive hobby. It is a great feeling of accomplishment to hook a nice trout on fly you tied or a variation of a pattern that you came up with. Like the others said before, It won't be long before you have a lot of junk flies. I still have a ton from 20 years ago when I started tying. I look at some of the creations I came up with then and wonder what I was on.
    "Yea, though I walk through the shadow of the mountain. I will fear no trout: for thou art with me; thy fly rod and thy wading staff they comfort me."
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