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Old 02-07-2006, 06:03 PM
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Hey guys. After fishing for some time now I'm trying to get into tying my own flies to save some money. I'm a PhD student in NY and as you know flyfishing is an expensive hobby. Unfortunately Iím in love with it.
I was wondering if any of you might have some tools or materials that perhaps you don't use or were planning to throw away? I'd be very grateful to take them off your hands. I'd also be happy to pay for postage. A friend already gave me a vice.
Please drop me a line at iaw2001@med.cornell.edu
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:00 PM
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First off, welcome to the forum!

The first thing I'll say is that if you're looking to save money by tying your own flies, then you're doing it for the wrong reason! You'll end up spending a lot more tying your own flies versus buying them. I don't personally have any extras lying around since I really only buy things unless I have a specific need for them.

What kinds of fish do you go after?
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:43 PM
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Hi Scott, thanks for the welcome.
I think the additional savings from keeping me occupied in NYC while not fishing should, I hope, make it financially worthwhile.
I only fish for trout. We have some beautiful rainbows and brookies and large browns hereabouts. I went Steelheading in PA last year, but didn't quite get the same kick rolling egg patters as I do while trying to outthink an experienced (non-migratory) trout.
I'll try to start out tying somewhat basic patterns like wooly buggers, elk-hair caddis, nymphs - pheasant tails, princes, etc. I bought an instructional tying guide and have been doing reseach on the web. Eventually I'd like to be able to tie any of the patterns I'd typically use around NY. Wets and drys. I'm pretty good with my hands and think with a bit of practice I'll be able to pull it off.
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:24 AM
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Buy a few of your fav trout patterns....preferably from a shop where you can "cherry pick" the best tied flies. Now you have an example of the finnished product to use as you progress in your tying efforts.....and foremost, there is no better feeling than catching fish...any kind of fish .....salt or fresh.....on a fly you tied yourself.....I'd say 95% of everyone in the game tie their own flies....it adds greatly to the entire experince....good luck....
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I'd have to say that it is such a great feeling catching a trout on your own fly.I also agree making your own flies to save money is a bad ideal.I just started and love making them for myself and friends.I just figured my cost of"saving money making my own" two months into it $300.00 in the hole.
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