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Over time is it cheaper to tie your own flies?
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:22:07 AM »
Thought I'd put upt this poll based on rapid_kids post.
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Re: Over time is it cheaper to tie your own flies?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 11:51:27 AM »
I looking forward to seeing how this one comes out!


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Re: Over time is it cheaper to tie your own flies?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 12:44:33 PM »
I think it will take a few years and as many flies as I seem to lose I will save money.

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Re: Over time is it cheaper to tie your own flies?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2006, 02:55:13 PM »
There are two things to take into consideration here.  First, if you have an inventory of materials and the needed tools already in hand it is cheaper.  If you are just starting out it will take a while to show a "profit".  Secondly, a trick for the beginner I think would be to only tie four or five patterns that you will be using a majority of the time, get the basic tools and only the materials that you will need for those patterns.  Then you can slowly branch out.  There is a third way....GO FOR IT!!!!  ;D
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Re: Over time is it cheaper to tie your own flies?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006, 07:45:30 PM »
If we look at what it cost to tie a fly, you can most definetly tie them cheaper then you can buy them.
But once you are hooked there is no stopping. What a better way to spend winter than getting ready
for next season. The more species of fish you fish for, the more flies you have to have. There are always
new patterns you come up with, and before you know it you have more flies than you will use. But does
that stop you, no you just keep on tying and the wife just shakes her head. Especially when you say you
are going to the fly shop or your ordering over the net. Is there any better way to spend a day than standing
in a river , stream or floating around the lake in a float tube.

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