Another addiction!

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2011/09/02 20:21:47 (permalink)

Another addiction!

Gentlemen,
OK so after about 40 years I bought a vise and sat down to try to tie some flies. And after realizing that I didn't have the necessary equipment (let alone talent) to tie flies I purchased a bunch of equipment. Now; my first attempts were crude and very ugly but it's coming around. But with my ADD I can't sit and tie just 25 gray buggers. Noooooo I have to go to youtube and watch the tutes showing me the 15 different ways to make a bugger, So I do 17 different flies. Then I get bored so I start watching lots of tutes and trying them out. And buying more stuff. Sooo Now I have a brand new addiction. I'm still no good at it but I'm trying to succeed.
I wonder which will run out 1st my money or my ambition? ? ?

Illegitimis Non carborundum
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    fishmonger
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/02 20:24:51 (permalink)
    You're going to have to re-mortgage your house to buy hackle

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    indsguiz
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/02 20:43:52 (permalink)
    Tell me about it! There isn't any grizzly anywhere!

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    flyfishindave
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/02 20:59:37 (permalink)
    good luck it can get baaaaaad Jack buy tie buy tie buy buy buy tie tie & tie & I have done it for 50 years or more
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/03 00:16:29 (permalink)
    Gee Dave, Like I don't have enough problems with bamboo? ? ?

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    steely34
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/03 06:37:45 (permalink)
    Indy, If I can be of any help, let me know. It's a good way to escape.......

    "They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it..... you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."

    John Gierach

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    indsguiz
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/11 11:37:58 (permalink)
    Wooly buggers, Woolybuggers, Wool E. Buggers. Woolybuggers. There that says it all.

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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/12 00:06:41 (permalink)
    It's not all bad... but you will run out of money before your ambition. but that'll just mean you'll start raising your own chickens for hackle... LOL

    Some people are like Slinkies...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
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    indsguiz
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/12 19:31:58 (permalink)
    Well I am sorta, kinda disappointed. My daughter just started trying to tie this weekend and already she ties like she's been doing it for years.

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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/12 20:20:44 (permalink)
    Speaking of addictions, I have been playing around with wine making this year. I love it, I made a small batch of pineapple wine that turned out decent, I was then given a pile of black berries and made a 5 gallon batch...it turned out awsome, only problem is I added some sugar right before bottling and now some bottles are exploding on me....lol...live and learn......neadless to say now that my 5 gallon bottle is available I started a watermelon batch.....cant wait....

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    cmwrestler2008
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/20 23:19:43 (permalink)
    I am new to fly fishing for steelhead and was wondering if anyone uses droppers and if so what two flies have worked the best. I know things change day to day depending on th stream conditions but what flies are you guys confident with?
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/21 14:21:38 (permalink)
    My neighbor is a dog breeder big dogs I'm going to try some of the hair he said have it he bags it for me. Orange, white, black, brown bags full
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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/27 19:46:41 (permalink)
    Use two flies, lose two flies.

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    RE: Another addiction! 2011/09/28 10:38:59 (permalink)
    I konw guys that use a nymph with an egg fly. They can see the egg and use it as an indicator more than a bait.

    Some people are like Slinkies...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
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