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Online Apdriver

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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #15 on: 11/23/17 16:17 UTC »
Smalljaw has some great tutorials and is a member here. He’s a great American that is willing to share his knowledge.  Great bass ties and a lot of knowledge from one of our own members. Look him up on YouTube.

Offline Mike J

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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #16 on: 11/23/17 17:17 UTC »
I gotta say that all though a cheap vise works great to start out with it would be very hard to get me to give up my much nicer rotary vice that I ty on now.  As far as a magnifier I have one with the light built in I got at menards for like $30 and mounts right to my bench. I use it more for light placement than I  do for the magnification. For me it feels weird to ty anything looking through it.

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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #17 on: 11/23/17 17:58 UTC »
MJ I agree look a things magnified is hard to get use too.

Offline Paneltruck.lures

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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #18 on: 11/23/17 18:06 UTC »
Greatly appreciate the advice. I’m going to keep checking in to it and reading on the subject. It looks fun and relaxing indoors but I am also having fun shooting plastics
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Offline andrewlamberson

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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #19 on: 11/23/17 18:10 UTC »
Develop good technique vs using a magnifier. You'll be really glad you did...especially as you get older.

When I taught fly tying I really discouraged their use. You can tie a size 20 midge better with good thread technique than a magnifier that makes you want to barf!
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Re: Going to a fly tying class this week what to expect
« Reply #20 on: 11/23/17 19:18 UTC »
Good info as always Andy!
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