I am a novice fly tier. I wish I was able to turn out those exquisite flies I see guys who have been tying for years effortlessly churn out. It takes me around 10 mins to tie a fly and even then there is no guarantee that it will turn out ok. So I sat tonight and tied up a few Klinks and little cdc olives. I have a little box I got free that I am slowly filling up and the idea is that when the season starts I will transfer them all over.
Its funny how some flies seem to last and others donâ€™t. With Klinks I find that after a few fish thatâ€™s it jiggered although to be fair if it has caught one fish then it has done its job, anything else is a bonus. I find it difficult getting the motivation to tie during the close season as I do not have that urgency of â€œeak I need to tie up half a dozen of these for tomorrowâ€ syndrome.
Saying that though, just a month till the season is underway, maybe half a dozen per sitting and try and have one sitting a week. Should be able to do it in time I reckon!