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First set of flies

Postby deerman30 » November 29th, 2017, 1:17 am

So recently, I got a fly-tying hobby. It is exciting to just tie everything to a hook with a thread. And with these ones, it might look like that I'm off to a good start. :D

2 days earlier, I made a dry fly that resembles a species of mosquito.

Just now, I made four more of the same things.

If I'm not too busy and the conditions are right, I might just go out and test this fly out on some bluegill. Hopefully, they'll bite! :twisted:

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Re: First set of flies

Postby BucksNBuffalo » November 29th, 2017, 5:59 am

Very nice, tho your pics are not showing. I have been tying my own flies for years now, from well-known ones such as Wooly Buggers and Clouser Minnows to my own patterns. I use em on everything from bluegills to trout to muskies. Love catching big Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass on the fly rod, and Common Carp are excellent on flies! It’s a very rewarding feeling when you fool a fish with flies you have tied yourself. Keep it up, and experiment and challenge yourself. Learn fly-tying techniques such has how to spin deer hair, and make sure you know how to use your knots which are the hitch knot and whip finish. And especially learn how to tie Wooly Buggers and their variations. Quite a deadly multi-species fly and pretty easy to tie. Keep at it, and if you have any questions or need help with something feel free to ask! ;)
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Re: First set of flies

Postby InstinctiveArcher » November 29th, 2017, 9:05 am

Those are really cool! Nice work!
My little brother got into it a few years ago and it's really interesting to watch. Around here there are several groups that get together once a week during the winter to tie at local restaurants and stuff. Maybe you can find a similar thing around you?

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Re: First set of flies

Postby Dirtclod » November 29th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Good job. They look good and should just slay the gills! Fly tyers I know say it is almost as enjoyable as fishing. It's something I want to give a try someday.

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