Fly Tying for Beginners

Fly tying for Beginners: What you need to start tying.

If you are considering tying flies I would make it easy on yourself and get a starter kit. It has all the tools you will need including: vice, scissors, head cement and an assortment of materials to tie several flies.

The first kit, from Bass Pro, comes with an instructional DVD and retails for 59.99. This is the kit I started with and I used the vice for quite a while before I upgraded to a Peak vice.

My next purchase was a fly tying light and it made tying easier on the eyes.

This second kit, from Cabela's, retails for $89.99 and offers you a bigger selection of flies including a Royal Wulff, Parachute Adams, Parachute Caddis, Stimulator, Copper John, and Clouser Minnow. Both give you materials to tie Pheasant tails, Hairs ears and Wooly Buggers.

The third kit, also from Cabela's, retails for $179.99 and has a larger supply of the most used materials. This one does not come with a DVD or book so you will need to get something. One thing you need to consider when getting into tying is what kind of instructions work best for you. You can look on the tying instructions page for websites, books, DVD's and apps I have found.

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