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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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First trout on a fly I tied

i recently got in to tying my own flies. I started with easy ones than tried some more complicated one and got completely discouraged... I took a 3 week break from tying, I honestly thought about giving it up for good... I headed out to the stream over the weekend and tied on one of the flies I tied... On my third cast I got a hit and had a perfect hook set. As I brought that fish in it finally hit me... that was one of my greatest moments fishing.. I've caught thousands of trout over the years but that one was definitely my best trophy. (Even though it was maybe 11" lol )

I can easily say I am completely hooked at tying my own flies now.. I just needed a little motivation
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 09:09 AM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 05:44 PM
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Don't give up , it can. Be frustrateing a times but worth the effort been tying for a couple of years & still learning
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 11:26 PM
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Congratulations on the first trout on your own tie.

Don't get yourself burnt out on tyng the complicated small size flies at first.

Most of the trout I catch are on big stuff such as wooly buggers, streamers, size 14 & 16 nymphs.
As well as ants in size 14 & 16.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 11:30 PM
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Great post. You'll get "hooked" on tying your own. Pick a pattern and tie a few then tie another pattern. Keep it simple at first. You'll be catching fish.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 11:51 PM
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Congrats! Where are you located? There maybe someone willing to help and give you a few pointers. Also youtube is a great resource for tutorials. Tying is a perishable skill. The more you do it within reason the better you will get. As was said tie a few of the same pattern at a time it will help consistency. Also tying big stuff is always a nice change of pace for me after tying nymph for awhile. Black gold/silver conehead slumpbusters are easy ties and have been insanely productive for me. Size 4-8 on 3xl-6xl streamer hooks. Give them a try.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 04:45 AM
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That's the way to do it. Nice fish, nice fly, good catch!

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 11:22 PM
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You should have quit tying flies when you could... too late now, you are 'hooked'!! Nice catch!
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