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Let the tying begin

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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!
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the Famous Grouse......another Celtic beauty!

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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
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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.
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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

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thanks for the kind words! I tried organizing things this year, too. Lasted about 5 minutes.
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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.
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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

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