Friday, April 24, 2009

Rob Ties Flies doesn't sound as cool as "Borski Ties Flies".

One thing that folks tell me when i'm tying flies....

"You should sell them."

Of course i'm always flattered by this, but i don't think that will be happening any time soon.....

Here are a few reasons:

* i don't think the beautiful, artistic craftsmanship required to make great flies is quite there yet . i think i'm on the right track, but the nice, layered , tight wraps that are on flies that i've bought is still hit or miss and sometimes, thread or material gets into the hook eye.....i've improved a bit in this area, and even if i look at the first fly that i tied, i've learned a lot in a short period of time.

* i haven't developed an innovative pattern yet. Of course i've put my own spin on deceivers and clousers and other patterns, but i'm sure they've already been done. i'm really not looking to turn the world upside down with some sort of awesome design either.

*i enjoy tying flies. The last thing that i want is to dislike it due to being under pressure to fill orders. Beside, who would buy them?

I quite like making flies for me and Mama.....but i highly doubt that i'll be filling fly boxes globally any time soon.

1 comment:

  1. there's no money in it. if you fish a lot, over time you can save more than you could make. if somebody offers you good $$$ for some of what you tie and you feel like taking it, that's 1 thing. but setting out to become a commercial custom tier is right up there with deciding to become an ice salesman in an eskimo village.