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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Materials to buy

Now that I read the thread on where to buy...
What to buy is the next question. I have a beginner fly tying kit that was given to me, but I am ready to move on. I fish in SE PA and NC PA, Clinton, Tioga, and Potter.
I do not fish dry flies, only wet and nymphs.
If you were to compile a list of materials that were must haves, what would they be?
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Re: Materials to buy

There are so many different types of nymphs, larva, and wets that it would take up this whole page. If you are a beginner then I would say stick with more popular but still very effective flies like pheasant tails, hares ear, copper john, zebra midges, and other nymphs and larva that don't take too many materials. I would get a good supply of pheasant tail, peacock herl, wires like copper and silver and maybe gold, goose biots, beads, and the best advice I can give you is to go on websites that show a lot of tying recipes for many popular patterns. I recommend a site called intheriffle.com. They have a website with tons of gear and materials and a youtube channel that show hundreds of patterns. Good luck.

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Re: Materials to buy

Like Strut said, pheasant tails and peacock herl can tie a lot of flies. If you know someone who pheasant hunts, ask them to save the tail feathers for you. I got some from a group of guys and the Pheasant tail nymphs tied with it out fish the same pattern with store bought feathers in my experience. (It might just be dumb luck ) I like beadheads for my nymphs, I would look into some of those also. Most flies can be tied with either black or brown thread and fish are none the wiser. I like mustad hooks, but thats just what my grandpa showed me and I've never ventured away from them.
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