View Poll Results: How long does it take?

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Thread: How long does it take???

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    Default How long does it take???

    Hiya maters,

    I've often wondered about my counter parts ie fellow tyers as to how long counted in days it takes to fill your flybox(es),the whole 9 yards i.t.o sizes,colours,from nymphs to streamers to dries,everything!!!!

    Assume u have all the materials needed for ur flies and exclude days when u don't tie.So in short,tying days per complete box(es)

    I'll get to my main question in a mo.

    Cheers
    G
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 27-08-08 at 08:16 PM.

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    I voted 30 days and more. If my boxes are full i just buy a new one

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    Gerrit, good question. It has taken me nearly 6 months to toss out the bought flies and substitute with my own.

    Your question however is relative. How big is the flybox

    I know a f/f who does not use flyboxes, but Checkers Bags, and they are FULL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    Your question however is relative.

    How big is the flybox
    Hi Herman,

    It doesn't matter really,if ur flies consists out of 3 explorer boxes or c&f's boxes,the time it takes to fill one's arsenal.

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrit View Post
    Hiya maters,

    I've often wondered about my counter parts ie fellow tyers as to how long counted in days it takes to fill your flybox(es),the whole 9 yards i.t.o sizes,colours,from nymphs to streamers to dries,everything!!!!

    Assume u have all the materials needed for ur flies and exclude days when u don't tie.So in short,tying days per complete box(es)

    I'll get to my main question in a mo.

    Cheers
    G
    If you have a boxes for your dries, a. mayflies, b. caddis, c. terrestrials
    nymphs a. czech nymps, b normal nymphs c soft hackle.
    Streamers
    Then it depends on the size of the box.

    It also depends on the time of the year.
    If I have any trips planned. etc etc

    You have asked too difficult question for me to answer, I will pass on this one.
    Korrie Broos

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    I guess where I'm going with this is the theme of production tying.AK Best reckons that if u tie more than one fly at a time ur a production tyer.

    So,my next question is how do u go about ur tying in getting the work done?

    Have u got a tying schedule?
    If yes,how many flies do u tie per session on average?

    Are you tying enough flies out of season to last you the whole fishing season?

    Or,

    Are you tying enough flies to start the fishing season with and as u run out of flies u just top it up to your initial start up quantity?

    Feel free to add any or more factors/tips that u follow to get that full quota of flies.

    Cheers
    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    You have asked too difficult question for me to answer, I will pass on this one.
    Nee man Korrie,I need ur input as well,please just on average then?????

    G

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    When I get time to sit and tie, I decide what I'll tie for that period of time. More time, more "complicated" pattern, less time, less "complicated" pattern.

    I tie bunches of 3 flies per pattern (dunno why, guess I read it somewhere - it stuck)

    With family taken 1st place nowadays, I tie when I need to.

    I used to replace what I used/lost on the river when I got back home, that worked very well for me.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    I also make sure that I tie patterns that work for me and for the streams I fish. I don't waste too much time coming up with "new" flies/patterns, unless I have some time to play around.

    Gerrit, maybe run a parrallel thread to this one: FlyBox Contents
    Last edited by smallstreams.co.za; 28-08-08 at 08:13 AM.
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    I also make sure that I tie patterns that work for me and for the streams I fish. I don't waste too much time coming up with "new" flies/patterns, unless I have some time to play around.

    Gerrit, maybe run a parrallel thread to this one: FlyBox Contents
    Mario,

    See other thread as well.

    Me and u are very similar,I have my patterns already worked out,no need to create more unless like u say I have time.

    I also follow the magic number ie 3

    G

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