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Post by lee cartmail on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:25 pm

BEEN ASKED BY A FEW LADS WHO I KNOW TO SAY HELLO TO AT LOCKWOOD & WESTHOUSE TO TIE THEM FLIES (NOT MATES)
ONE LAD WANTS A LOT OF INVICTAS IN SILVER,GOLD,PEARL,
ANOTHER WANTS BEETLES,BLOBS, LURES
ANOTHER WANTS BUZZERS
I DONT BELIEVE IN MATES RATES BECOUSE MY MATES KNOW I WILL GIVE THEM THE ODD FEW FLIES, BUT WHEN I TRIED TO EXPLAIN IT CAN TAKE 10 MINS TO TIE AN INVICTA AND I ONLY BUY QUALITY MATERIALS,
SO WHATS A FAIR PRICE FOR A FLY I DID REFUSE TO TIE LURES AS I HAVE NO INTEREST IN THEM SO PROBABLY NOT TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF PRIDE
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Post by bigtel on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:32 pm

75p lee about right for wet flys i reckon
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Post by Topcat on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:43 pm

Yep 50-75 for standard fly is about right , any thing that takes 10-15 mins usually a bit dearer max £1 
The cheapest  ive seen in tackle shops are 65p  
Look on Jim's site and you can get a good idea of the prices or megafies
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Post by Lochbois on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:51 pm

Ive sold flies in the past because i was desperate for money.
When i am ok financtionally ive made flies and happily gave them to anybody who i can help.
My flies will never win a comp but most people have said they catch fish on them so i am happy.
The last lot of material i got was worth a small fortune i would have insulted the lad who kindly gave me it because he wanted it to go to a good home.
Hooks are the main cost with me.
I run out of wet  hooks one year and so i started useing the longshank reservoir hooks which i had hundreds of and thankfully i found they are great hookers of sea-trout for me.Very Happy

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Post by noelgarside on Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:23 pm

Got to agree with Tel.
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Post by Defective on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:59 am

I was asked to tie some buzzers for a friend of a friend and charged them £10 for 20 buzzers.  Tell them the price first Lee and if they complain then dont do them.  Your never going to get rich selling flies but as long as your not out of pocket is the main thing.

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Post by bruntroot on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:49 pm

I've seen your flies lee and they look a bit on the rough side, I'll give you a fiver for whole lot....lol

Nah mate being serious I tie for a few lads up the local social club, and I never accept any money for them because I've known the guys for years and it would'nt feel rite taking money, but they will always leave a few beers behind the bar for me which is ok with me, but you've got to name a price before you tie them, the cost of the materials and time...
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Post by twoaitch on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Lee, I think it is only fair to your potential customers that all of your wares have been thoroughly road tested before you start taking their well earned cash from them....To this end I would be more than happy to volunteer to be your customer satisfaction representative...I feel it is only fair on my part to not charge you for this service initially.... Please drop off my case of samples at your earliest convenience, and I will start work immediately.
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Post by middlemast on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:09 pm

HI

WHATS MATES RATES I NEVER CHARGE EXCEPT FOR MUDDLERS AND AT 85P I DONT THINK I MAKE OUT TIME I PAY FOR THE ELECTRICIRT ON MY LAMP LIKE LEE I HATE DOING LURES  BUT WITH EYES FAILING SOON BE ALL I CAN DO  I HAD THIS BRIGHT IDEA OF BYING SOME WETS IN OH MY GOD THE VARNISH WAT PUT ON WITH OUR LASSES 5 INCH PAINT BRUSH SHITE THAT WOULDNT BEEN NEAR OK THEY WERE ONLY 45 MAX AS I COULDNT FIND A TYING FOR A DOOBRY WELL THE TAIL WAS ABOUT INCH LONG I JUST GIVE THE WHOLE LOT AWAY  I NOW GET SOME FLYS OF ANDY PANDY  AND  SOME NICE BLOBS OF ANDY FROM SCOTLAND FLY PRICE IS WHAT ITS WORTH TO YOU  ILL ADD ANOTHER QUESTION TO LEES HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY IF ONLY ONE FLY WAS WORKING AND YOU NEVER HAD ONE

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Post by lee cartmail on Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:28 pm

middlemast wrote:HI

WHATS MATES RATES I NEVER CHARGE EXCEPT FOR MUDDLERS AND AT 85P I DONT THINK I MAKE OUT TIME I PAY FOR THE ELECTRICIRT ON MY LAMP LIKE LEE I HATE DOING LURES  BUT WITH EYES FAILING SOON BE ALL I CAN DO  I HAD THIS BRIGHT IDEA OF BYING SOME WETS IN OH MY GOD THE VARNISH WAT PUT ON WITH OUR LASSES 5 INCH PAINT BRUSH SHITE THAT WOULDNT BEEN NEAR OK THEY WERE ONLY 45 MAX AS I COULDNT FIND A TYING FOR A DOOBRY WELL THE TAIL WAS ABOUT INCH LONG I JUST GIVE THE WHOLE LOT AWAY  I NOW GET SOME FLYS OF ANDY PANDY  AND  SOME NICE BLOBS OF ANDY FROM SCOTLAND FLY PRICE IS WHAT ITS WORTH TO YOU  ILL ADD ANOTHER QUESTION TO LEES HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY IF ONLY ONE FLY WAS WORKING AND YOU NEVER HAD ONE

dAVE hi dave  to be honest I tried my hardest to say no your in a no win situation when tying lads flies if lads catch every one wants them and if they don't the flies are $hit so I said £10 per dozen collected at lockwood Friday tea time or westhouse sat tea time money up front and left it at that. my fly boxes are open for mates to dip in and help them selves , 85p is cheap for a muddler, I tied noel some small dries klinks gnats about a dozen on 18 hook fooking hard work I can tell you lol
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Post by Lochbois on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:05 am

Last fellow i tied some flies for supplied the hooks which in my opinion were too small.
Well I managed to cram the material on the hooks but they didnt look right.
When i give him the finished flies he had the cheek to tell me he had bought them cheaply in the course fishing sale.
That fellow doesnt ask me to do anything for him anymore.
And he is loaded.

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Post by Hutchy007 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:29 am

twoaitch wrote:Lee, I think it is only fair to your potential customers that all of your wares have been thoroughly road tested before you start taking their well earned cash from them....To this end I would be more than happy to volunteer to be your customer satisfaction representative...I feel it is only fair on my part to not charge you for this service initially.... Please drop off my case of samples at your earliest convenience, and I will start work immediately.

But he needs them tested to see if they CATCH fish Razz:affraid:Razz
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Post by twoaitch on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:10 am

Oooh Chris, that was below the belt!. I caught one last week.
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Post by Lochbois on Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:21 pm

Surely 49 Westhouse fish cant be wrong in what fly they like.

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Post by lee cartmail on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:09 pm

only happened once I  struggled for half a dozen sunday and westhouse normally fishes well in heavy rain peter
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Post by Hutchy007 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:10 am

twoaitch wrote:Oooh Chris, that was below the belt!. I caught one last week.

Been struggling like crazy recently myself, lost my mojo pale

Need to start fishing more instead of working too hard i think Very Happy

@Lee, how did you get on last Friday. Did you manage to suss out what the fish were taking?
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Post by lee cartmail on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 am

Got 17 on a single black buzzer with a red flash no retrieve at all just blowing in the wind
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Post by noelgarside on Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:43 pm

That's where the answer is a blowing in the wind.
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Post by lee cartmail on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:44 pm

noelgarside wrote:That's where the answer is a blowing in the wind.
lol!lol!lol!lol!SleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleepSleep
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Post by noelgarside on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:29 pm

yes but who sang it, was it dylan?
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Post by twoaitch on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:07 pm

Written by Dylan in 1962, and since then it has been one of the most covered songs in History.
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Post by lee cartmail on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:09 pm

the answer my friend is blowing in the wind
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