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Old 09-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am looking to get into fly tying. I have heard that the kits that are available commercially are not very good and not worth the money. So, I am looking for input from guys that tie on a regular basis on equipment that is a good bang for the buck. Any information is greatly appreciated, than you.

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first piece of "equipment" to buy is Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying book... then buy all the materials for the first fly, and work through the book... Personally, I would buy a reletively cheap vise and tools until you know you will stick with it... you will always be able to sell the older stuff and upgrade. The book man... the book.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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can you find of link to a kit that you would suggest, charley at charlies fly box suggested to steer away from a kit, so did the guys at bass pro. Maybe for the tools it would be good but would you guys suggest an upgraded vice
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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first piece of "equipment" to buy is Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying book... then buy all the materials for the first fly, and work through the book... Personally, I would buy a reletively cheap vise and tools until you know you will stick with it... you will always be able to sell the older stuff and upgrade. The book man... the book.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Best bang for the buck IMO would be a rennzeti traveler ( vice )
As for the list above, you can drop a few items such as a whip finisher --- just do half-hitches with your finger, you'll be fine
Dubbin teaser -- just use a sewing pin or needle

oyey gave you sound advice. It's a good way to learn and gather materials

If you do get a " kit " do some running around a find out which kit includes what in it. If you go talk to Charlie I bet he would put a kit for your needs ( I could be wrong, but never hurts to ask ) and let him know what you plan on tying. I.E. Nymphs, dries, streamers.........
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And here a member trying to sell

https://www.coloradofisherman.com/for...c,68358.0.html
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