anyone make their own flies

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by Catfish Jaw, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    I make my own flies, my dad taught me. it's fun. try it!
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Welcome,Justin. I used to many years ago. But since I found plastics and CATFISHING,I don't any more. Its easy and fun tho. and I remember very rewarding to catch a fish on your own fly you made.
     

  3. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    I like catfishin' better than fly fishing but it's still really fun.
     
  4. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    I tie my own flies for trout but, I think building hard baits is much more fun. Favorite thing is trout fishing.
     
  5. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I haven't yet, I'm hoping to someday, I bought a vise for a friend to use, but he didn't need it or it wouldn't work for what he needed it for, so i got it back. I use it for snelling no. 18 or 20 hooks but haven't made any flies yet. still kinda learning and getting stuff ready
    i don't do much fly fishing
     
  6. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    easier to just go to wallmart and get the cheap dozen for a doller flies
     
  7. Live2Fish.Fish2Live

    Live2Fish.Fish2Live New Member

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    I love making my own flys. I have been doing it since I was a small child. My uncle taught me how and I have written a book (that I have no idea how to get published) on tying your own flys and some older rods I prefer.
     
  8. 07_hemi_thunderroad

    07_hemi_thunderroad New Member

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    i have been fly fishing for a little under a year and i have not had the chance to learm to make my own flies yet! but i am looking forward to it! i caught my first catfish on my flyrod today! it was a 4 pounder and it put up a good fight!:wink:
     
  9. catfishtonyd

    catfishtonyd New Member

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    Justin I do ty my own flys and it's a hoot to catch fish on a fly that I have tied. I would recommend fly tying to everyone.