Home QLinks New Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > General Fly Tying

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%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-28-2013, 10:46 AM
JoeFred's Avatar
JoeFred JoeFred is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Russellville, TN
Posts: 944
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
__________________
“Joe” Fred Turner :: SaintClairMapping.com

Last edited by JoeFred; 01-28-2013 at 01:20 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-28-2013, 11:03 AM
bmadd bmadd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NW TN
Posts: 93
Default

I would fall somewhere in the 1-2 year range. Not sure exactly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 PM
flyred06's Avatar
flyred06 flyred06 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gadsden, Alabama
Posts: 896
Default

Three years
__________________
Romans 10:9-10 KJV
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-28-2013, 01:16 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,183
Default

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

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Stonefly's Avatar
Stonefly Stonefly is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 603
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2013, 08:39 PM
surfdog surfdog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: margate florida
Posts: 64
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2013, 09:10 PM
narcodog narcodog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 139
Default

More than thirty. I got my first kit in '59
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-28-2013, 10:10 PM
ChemEAngler's Avatar
ChemEAngler ChemEAngler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 1,139
Default

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.
__________________
Travis

My Blog --> http://tnfishingfanatic.blogspot.com/

My Photo Site --> http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/

Email ChemEAngler
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Stana Claus's Avatar
Stana Claus Stana Claus is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kingston, TN
Posts: 184
Default

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!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-29-2013, 12:11 AM
BlueRaiderFan's Avatar
BlueRaiderFan BlueRaiderFan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,504
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.