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    How many fly tiers are there in South Africa?
    I am not talking about pro fly tiers - indeed, anybody who ties flies.

    I know that nobody will really know the exact number,
    but what is your best estimate?

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    best guess, between 25% and 50% of all flyfishers. it's a HUGE guess.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    best guess, between 25% and 50% of all flyfishers. it's a HUGE guess.

    Hi Grant

    25% to 50% of how many Flyfishers?
    Although it might seem like a trivial question, indeed it is not.

    Thanks

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    it is not, but I have no idea what the answer is.
    "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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    Default Ill say about 352 out there

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    i asked a couple of my mates here on this, and they had varying answers in the beginning, but came to the same, or similar end result. i'm going out on a limb here....thinking of my own experience, i would hazard a guess at 60 per cent. my gut feel is 70, but thats as we get sucked into the whole process
    and then become confident and also hear of others tying their own and try it and either stay or buy. looking back i would say 70%. what about doing the poll thing? that always seems to level the playing field
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    Wiets I think the best is to ask some fly shops how many ppl buy hackle ext on average
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    Wiets, I think.....Good luck getting that answer.

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    Think that tackle shop enquiry would be the best place to start.

    A bit of PT but I'm sure you have your reasons and thus should pay-off...

    I would say around 65-70 % of fly fishing folks would tie their own but that would be a shot in the dark.

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    Surely the major manufacturers would have this type of info, whether they are willing to share it with you is a different story. Maybe find out how may magazines the publishers make/sell and you could get an idea from that. Find out what % of FFmen they estimate buy their mags and then you will have an idea of how my FFmen there are in SA. The % of that that tie their own flies would be a guess though... Good luck with that!
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    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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