I appreciate the kind words about my flies. I really try my best to make killer stuff.
My uncle gave me a couple pointers when I first started. But that was when I was 16.... I'm 29 now. So I'm pretty much self taught. I may hit up some guys on new stuff, but I have never had any formal lessons or classes. Maybe watch a youtube video or so. Really tying is pretty much a few steps, and then you modify those a little to do different patterns. Just trail and error for the most part. Biggest think that I focus on #is Durability, and # consistency. Durability is the most important. When I first started a fly may last like 2-3 fish. Now I have caught upwards of 17 on the same fly before it started coming apart. That is all material specific of course.
I may start uploading some videos to youtube on some of my patterns and such but they will just be on my phone.
I just fell in love with it all over again last year. I originally started selling them because my wife was on maternity leave and we didn't have enough money to pay the bills. Since then life is crazy. I pretty much wake up, get 3 kids ready, go to work, have a high stress job, come home, eat do dishes, play with the kids, Relax with my wife a little, then tie flies. I am up pretty much every night until 1-2 oclock tying. I have shipped flies this year to PA, NY, NJ, NC, CA, IL, and will be shipping to MI, FL, and a few others. Last year I shipped to Northern Ireland. The friendships you make, and people you get to know are why I still do it. LOL Its not about the money, as as soon as I make money I do what I am doing now and buy new materials and such. I did however get Corbin his own Regal Travel vise. I also trade flies for turkey calls and such. LOL
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