The Other Obsession

Before getting involved in the fly fishing industry through Duranglers in the Summer of 2016 I was under the impression that fly tying was difficult and time consuming. I figured I could get more time on the water if I just bought my flies, whether that was from a fly shop or from a buddy who tied. It never occurred to me that it may be beneficial to not only my fishing, but my bug knowledge, fly identification, and stress. One day as I watched the other guys in the shop sit in the back and talk materials or funky flies I came to a simple conclusion. If I was going to advance and a fly fisherman, and in the industry, I need to plop down at the vise and see what it was all about. Between Jimmy, Andy, and Rob they got me up and running on worms and eggs for the shop bins. Needless to say it was about a week or so before anything coming off that vise was close to being worthy of selling to a customer. Throughout the summer all I did when it was slow or for half my lunch break was sit at that back table in Duranglers and tie worms and eggs.


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