It is cheaper to tie your flies, I think?
By Skip Clement with video by Gig Harbor
The answer is yes if what you buy to tie requires you to have 20-plus of the same size and color. That, of course, rarely happens for non-professional fly tyers and has never happened to me. It is why I have so much material, but I must admit, I do get to tie flies that are my own but more like variations of a named flies.
Who would ever give up tying?
The thrill of tying a fly with your signature and creating bites has no boundary of worth.
The Gig Harbor Fly Shop video does present realities that I had not before considered, but I think that not getting out to fish 30, 40, or 50 times a year erodes the possibility of my saving money by tying my flies. That said, I’d not stop tying my own.
The Gig Harbor video flies:
- Wooly Bugger
- Gold Ribbed Flashback Hares Ear
- Parachute Adams
- Gurgler KIT
- Cutthroat Surf Candy: KIT
- Dave’s Ghost Bugger: KIT