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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Fly Tying Kits

Is anybody looking to give away a fly tying kit or selling it I am interested in tying my own flies
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Cabelas and Bass Pro sells fly tying kits. When I first started tying 4 years ago I started out with the White River Trout kit. It was enough to get me started at that time.

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Thanks does anybody have any for sale
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Just a word of caution. If you are planning on tying trout size flies, I recently bought one of those "kit" packages on sale and yes it worked but they do leave a bit to be desired. It has been a 1.5 months since I bought the kit and some of the tools are nearly ready for upgrades such as the whip finisher and scissors. The vise works if you will be tying bigger bass flies and streamers but getting into the smaller stuff I found that I am already shopping for a new vice since the jaws are to big for smaller 14 or smaller hooks. Do what you would like but you may be better off buying a dr slick tool kit and picking a vise of you choice versus trying to get a package. I sure wish I would have. On another note, I would also avoid the fly tying material "kits". The quality and quantity of the materials is questionable. Pick the patterns you want and buy the materials needed is more cost effective. Good luck. I hope you find something that fits your needs.
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Just a word of caution. If you are planning on tying trout size flies, I recently bought one of those "kit" packages on sale and yes it worked but they do leave a bit to be desired. It has been a 1.5 months since I bought the kit and some of the tools are nearly ready for upgrades such as the whip finisher and scissors. The vise works if you will be tying bigger bass flies and streamers but getting into the smaller stuff I found that I am already shopping for a new vice since the jaws are to big for smaller 14 or smaller hooks. Do what you would like but you may be better off buying a dr slick tool kit and picking a vise of you choice versus trying to get a package. I sure wish I would have. On another note, I would also avoid the fly tying material "kits". The quality and quantity of the materials is questionable. Pick the patterns you want and buy the materials needed is more cost effective. Good luck. I hope you find something that fits your needs.
This is REALLY GOOD advice.

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At first, I thought I would save money by tying my own flies. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!! LOL!


If your serious about tying. Get yourself a Peak vise, its not that expensive. Heck, I still use mine for everything from size 28 to 6/0 hooks.


But seriously, I am not trying to steer you away from tying. But you sound like maybe you're better off buying some flies rather getting into a ton of money on materials and tools.
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