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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    I wanted to chat about fly tying, especially when tying up a wack of flies for an up and coming trip or for a fly swap etc etc

    I sometimes find it a tad boring when I have to tie up a large qty of the same fly.

    I honestly loose interest after less then 10 flies...

    For eg: those little black mayflies I posted early, I could only tie 6...I got so bloody bored that I packed up my gear and took a nap.

    Does any one else have this issue? Gerrit, this is not for you as you could tie 450 of the same fly and EVEN count the lead wraps...
    Go out for a party, get pissed and laid and then buy some flies from Gerrit
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    Fly tying in general has become a bit of a chore for me. I'd rather play my guitar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    Fly tying in general has become a bit of a chore for me. I'd rather play my guitar...
    That is my next goal...I am tired of playing Chair Guitar...or shovels, or wheelbarrows, beer bottles, even a towl, a hammer....

    Time for the real thing...
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Go out for a party, get pissed and laid and then buy some flies from Gerrit
    That sounds more like it...LOL
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    Fly tying in general has become a bit of a chore for me. I'd rather play my guitar...
    Shaun, I'll sell you BFG's and DDD's at R50 a pop...well worth it!

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    When I want to tie quite a few, I put out all of the materials I want use.
    in sequence. Good prepping helps.
    With some music, TV etc.
    as the materials gets reduced, i.e. hooks, beads, hackles, the enthusiasm, increases.
    I normally dont tie more 5 of a size, which helps.
    a good chair, as Gerrit says is a great help.
    Every 20 to 30 min get up, make cup of tea/coffee, get a beer etc.

    My average nymphs take less than 2min. dry flies between 3 min and 5 min.
    (if I do tie dries)

    every now and again, I tie up some baitfish patterns.
    I tie a generic pattern, that I add popping heads etc, and color with permanent marker for different situations.
    After a 5, I can get up, for a beer, coffee.
    It helps setting goals.
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