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My first attempt.
« on: 12/08/17 17:05 UTC »
 This is my first attempt at making a fly. It's suppose to be a Carey Fly but after an hour or so it is what it is.
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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #1 on: 12/08/17 18:04 UTC »
Nice fly Lamar.

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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #2 on: 12/08/17 19:28 UTC »
Well like I said it's my first attempt. The video makes it look a lot easier then it is.
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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #3 on: 12/08/17 22:31 UTC »
Fish aren't nearly as sophisticated as we make them out to be.  They will flat eat that thing.  The trick is consistancy (I had the hardest time with that).  When you can sit down and tie up a dozen flies and number 12 looks exactly like number 1 you nailed it.
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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #4 on: 12/08/17 22:37 UTC »
Pretty darn good for a first ty. Ide say it'll catch fish!

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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #5 on: 12/09/17 06:42 UTC »
  The trick is consistancy (I had the hardest time with that).  When you can sit down and tie up a dozen flies and number 12 looks exactly like number 1 you nailed it.

 Exactly. There is an art to this. I'm use to tying larger jigs and spinnerbaits. This is fine detail tying. I've been wanting to get to the rivers more often here lately. This is one of four Brown Trout I caught Wednesday. Not very big but a lot of fun.


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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #6 on: 12/09/17 06:43 UTC »
Nothing wrong with that fly Lamar. With practice your speed will improve. You are definitely on your way.

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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #7 on: 12/09/17 06:47 UTC »
Nothing wrong with that fly Lamar. With practice your speed will improve. You are definitely on your way.

  Well right now for me 12 fly's would be a 12 hour day.  :P
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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #8 on: 12/09/17 11:54 UTC »
This is my first attempt at making a fly. It's suppose to be a Carey Fly but after an hour or so it is what it is.

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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #9 on: 12/09/17 16:17 UTC »
Catching fish on something you made is so satisfying.

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Re: My first attempt.
« Reply #10 on: 12/10/17 08:07 UTC »
Catching fish on something you made is so satisfying.

  I know right ? In bass fishing I only use the baits I make. I've done it for so many years now that when I caught those four Brown trout on a store bought fly it just didn't seem right. I have a fly tying kit that was my grandpa's then my dad's and now mine. It's what I've used to tie all the jigs and spinnerbaits and what evers. So I just needed to update it a little and tie some flys.
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