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    Default fly tying

    i got in to fly tying this week and wow it is really an art form i actually caught some stocked trout in the lake out side its really a awsome feat you should try.

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    Default I agree!

    I too got into fly tying about 2 years ago. When I started catching fish on flies that I tied, it really got me hooked!

    Also, thanks to everyone on this forum for all the info/help. It has made my total fishing experience great. I've learned so much in such a short time, that otherwise would have taken a lifetime to learn by myself.

    Thanks again,

    FrozenMarc

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    been doing it for 10 years now, over half my life
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Is there any sort of class on fly tying here in anchorage? A buddy mentioned theres a class once a month over the winter where you learn to tie flies, but i dont know anything about it.

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    griff,

    if ya ever get to fairbanks and want to learn I can teach ya. I used to help out with teaching class's here in town with a dang good fly tier. He now lives in eagle river though I don't think he's tying anymore.

    I used to tie quite a bit (and tied commercially for a few years) however don't tie nearly enough. With my summers spoken for my fly fishing outings are limited to a couple days all year.

    I have enough gear to supply a small army though I believe I only have 2 vices now. I had 3 but for osme reason borrowed it out and never did see it come back. I have everything else that you can think of and then some.

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    the one at mountain veiw is a pretty good class. Also Alaska fly fishers have monthly fly tying clinics that are pretty dang good.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    alaska fly fishers provide a free tying get together once a month.... it's a lot of fun and you can learn A LOT from some of them.
    I mostly learned from books and video when I first started. It's a pretty good way to go (if you're self motivated) because you can go at your own pace. There is something nice about having a person there to answer questions though.
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    thats a little bit of a drive from fairbanks though.

    the midnite sun has some get togethers, but mostly are dinner and bs sessions. Lots of good stuff and some good people, very little tying to be had.

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    Creating something from a pile of "junk" as one does when fly tying is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I haven't tied any in over 10 years, but I hope to get back into it soon!
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