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Let the tying begin

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:55 pm
by gt05254
Quiet night here, so a good night to begin my tying season. Starting out with one I know well, the Celtic Beauty, to get back into the rhythm and routine. Helped by half inch or so of Famous Grouse to smooth out the rough spots!
Gary
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Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:18 am
by squish67
the Famous Grouse......another Celtic beauty!

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:30 am
by catskilljohn
Good stuff, I know you love that pattern!
Here's to tight thread wraps, peacock sword that behaves, fibers that marry, good deals on hooks and flies by the dozen :D CJ

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:48 pm
by Frequenttyer
Those are nice ties! First significant snowfall in my neck of the woods marks the start of tying season for me. I'm not starting off with as much ambition as you though. Black nose dace and Mickey Finn's tonight. And Tullamore Dew as my Celtic inspiration.
Mike.

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:47 am
by Eperous
Gorgeous flies Gary... :D

I'll be arranging my bench, inventorying tying materials/patterns today, and then beginning my tying season this week... can hardly wait to start... :D

Ed

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:39 am
by gt05254
thanks for the kind words! I tried organizing things this year, too. Lasted about 5 minutes.
Gary

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:44 am
by gt05254
Speaking of organization, 35 years ago it was easy for me. All of my fly tying stuff fit into one box:
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Now, uh, it doesn't.
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Oh, yeah, tying your own flies saves you just GOBS of money. Right.
Gary

Re: Let the tying begin

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:20 pm
by Eperous
gt05254 wrote:... Oh, yeah, tying your own flies saves you just GOBS of money. ...
Well, you have a point, however I think it does... :?

If it weren't for tying flies over winter I'd probably be wasting my time & money on drugs, alcohol, and time with a psychiatrist not too mention how it might adversely effect my marriage... :o :shock: there's only so much wood splitting you can do during Catskill winter cold days, and without snow, it's hard to snow shoe... :roll: so I think tying has been a life saver for me, forget any costs involved--- it's well spent money... :P

Ed