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Fly Tying kits
Nov 15th, 2015 at 11:33pm
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Just wondering if anyone knew of a good starter kit for fly tying?

I see Complete Angler do a deluxe kit for $180 and fly shop does a deluxe kit for $130.

Not sure if all the equipment you pay for in them is necessary or if one is lacking equipment etc.

Or does anyone know of any other good kits that they would recommend?

Would mainly be looking to tie Nymphs to start with then a few dries aswell.

Any info would be much appreciated.

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Re: Fly Tying kits
Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2015 at 8:15am
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those kits are probably a good way to get started...

If you went out to buy a bobbin and a vice and some good snips, you'll be back to by a whip finisher and the needle etc etc etc.
You'll spend more than $180 over time.

get the kit and get started and see if tying is for you.

Trade me is a good place to find a big wad of gear, but its also good to support your local retailer.

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Re: Fly Tying kits
Reply #2 - Nov 20th, 2015 at 5:08am
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You want 2 pr of scissors. 1 heavier pair for tinsels/wire, 1 for feathers.
  
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Re: Fly Tying kits
Reply #3 - Nov 24th, 2015 at 10:45am
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Then you need a hackle stacker, dubbing wax, list goes on and on lol nearly as bad as reloading.... At least you can forage a lot of materials for fly tying. Thin packin foam etc. the ten thumbed beginners guide is a great way to start off and threaded vice rather than quick release clamp type if your after longevity, mines still going 20 years after I got it for my birthday  Coolwas a pretty chuffed kid when I got that
  
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Re: Fly Tying kits
Reply #4 - Nov 24th, 2015 at 10:49am
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A vice, bobbin and scissors are the main bits of hardware to get you going, after that a whip finisher then maybe small feather clamp/pliers if you have big fingers and tying small drys. I spent less on hardware and more on hooks, capes etc starting out so I could get straight into it and find for myself what I felt I needed.
  
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