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    Wiets Banned User

    Default 2 Questions - Saltwater

    Fly Tying Material

    1. What do you buy most often?

    2. How much do you spend per month?

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    Not saltwater but:

    1. What do you buy most often?
    Hooks
    beads

    2. How much do you spend per month?
    No clue. not a little...
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Being new to tying I at the moment am buying everything I can get my hands on mainly feathers and furs

    Price well I cant tell you that either if im in the area got some ash well there rest is history
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    Items bought most often: 1) Hooks, 2) Ultrahair or similar
    Monthly spend: Top-up purchases only, maybe R60 per month
    If everybody is thinking alike, nobody's thinking - George Patton

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    Wiets

    Saltwater wise the primary materials are strung saddle hackle, bucktail, supreme/ultra hair and flash materials.

    I would disregard hooks. There are only one or two brands that guys really like and the market is almost saturated. Every Tom, Dick and Harry imports eyes nowadays, so this is also easy and cheap to get.

    Quality is the main issue with the natural materials and when you do find the right quality, things get expensive.

    The local importers of flash materials mostly rip us off badly. As an example, you can buy any of the Hedron Flashabou products for cheaper at most of the US retailers than what the local wholesale price is.

    Monthly expenditure? Impossible to say. It varies according to the season and availability of good materials.

    Cheers
    MC

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    I tend not to buy hooks from speciality ff shops as the saltwater hooks are R65.00 when I pay R25.00 for them in a general fishing shop. Buctail and Hackle as well as flash are what I top up on most. Being a hoarder, I save the offcuts for my freshwater flies
    Money.....like Grant says, not a little
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiets View Post
    Fly Tying Material

    1. What do you buy most often?

    2. How much do you spend per month?
    Much more than I can afford!! I'll go in for some hooks, and come out with Whiting Capes and all sorts of expensive things I might need one day! Worst thing to do!
    Famous last words: "Ohh that looks cool!.."
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Bucktail - Mostly selected carefully - as all buck-tails are not equal

    DNA - material - all colors

    Strung saddle hackle

    rabbit fur and calf tail - bonefish flies

    Deer-hair

    Schlappen

    Loco foam - for Creasies

    Tiemco 811s - Hooks

    Spend - average $500 or so a month





    All the best
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gogga View Post

    Spend - average $500 or so a month

    All the best
    Mike
    #@&* me!!!! No wonder I never catch a thing! I'm not spending enough!
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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