Fly Tying: Doing the Math

Though a slightly specious argument, most of us need all the logical underpinnings we can find for our habit of tying flies. John McCoy takes on the math in the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette-Times. “Let’s say a Woolly Bugger — a simple, universal wet fly/streamer that catches trout, bass and other gamefish with equal success — costs $1.50 at a store. I can tie that fly for 18 cents.” Now how many flies could John have tied while he was figuring all that out?

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