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Demo Tying

Post by narcodog »

With the shows season coming up in the next few months what are your favorite flies that you tye?

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I tie mostly historic patterns that people attending the shows don't usually see or tie themselves. Most are interested with techniques; setting wings on standard wets, full dressed salmon flies, and streamers, etc. Lots of them really enjoy the process for two-feathers as well as spinners and really simple emergers.

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Post by Eperous »

Bob... when tying away from home... I try to pick a few different patterns that mostly utilize the same, or similar, materials so I don't have to bring all my stuff with me.... and, I also NEVER bring any head cement, but apply it when I return home... once--- a long time ago--- a bottle cap came undone while travelling making quite the mess, ruining a couple I stopped bringing it with me...


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Post by catskilljohn »

Familiar stuff, the flies you can almost do without looking. Like Ed mentioned, you don’t need a lot of materials, most guys I see tying bring what appears to be their whole stash and end up making soft hackles the whole time😂😂

It’s amazing how little you need to make a dozen flies.

I think it was Dave Whitlock that used to bag materials for each fly, hooks, dubbing, rib, tailing, etc all in a small bag. You make up a few of those and you don’t have to wonder if you forgot something. CJ
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Post by mikevalla »

AS CJ mentioned----make up bags per pattern. Poul Jorgensen first suggested that I make up single pattern go bags---many years ago. He also tipped Ralphy Graves to do the same.

I have about a dozen zip lock "pattern go-bags" with all the materials needed for a given pattern. It's rare that I tie flies at shows these days (I did tie at Edison and the International Shows last year, and once at Denver three years ago. And in Sweden a couple of years ago----packed pattern go-bags on those trips.)

The next time I "feel in the mood," I'm not going to stuff a dozen pattern go-bags in my luggage. ONE pattern bag--that's all I'm carting. :o

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