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View Poll Results: How long have you been tying flies?
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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Old 01-28-2013, 10:46 AM
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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
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:03 AM
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I would fall somewhere in the 1-2 year range. Not sure exactly.
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Have lost track but getting close to 20 years now.
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Pushing 30 years. You'd think I'd be better by now.

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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
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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.
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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.)
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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.
Wish I could remember when but I do remember that I got started with a Walmart tying kit. I think it was a birthday present (helped along with lots of reminders to my parents about what I wanted ) Regardless, that cheap $15 kit surprisingly didn't scare me away but inspired me to get better. Thankfully I discovered places like LRO where I could actually get decent equipment including basic tools like the bobbin (didn't have one in my starter "kit") as well as MUCH better materials. One of the most enjoyable journeys I've had thus far and hope to have lots more adventures in the realm of tying in the future...
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