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Old 03-04-2006, 06:10 PM
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I think that Tying your own is 50% of the whole thing...now...you may not save money in the end because you will spend most of your time at fly shows looking at material instead of tackle, etc...But.... once you get going... you will find that your tied flies hold up more, alowe you the luxury of perfecting different patterns and basically having more fun.... once you get a trove of material... the big expense is usually keeping your inventory of hooks up to date and ready to go.....Once you get the vise and some help...$100 of materials and hooks will go a lot farther than $100 of flies... and perhaps those you really won't use are the bought ones.... ( Also, all tyers tie more than they need...but like I said...tying itself is part of all this and really fun.... break in and give it a go.... I think you will love it....John
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