Re: Buying flies on a budget...
Yes tying flies is an ivestment well worth the money because the only well tied cheap flies are the ones you tied. Buy yourself a good fly tying kit with instructions booklet or cd. There are many on the market and there is no black magic to it just some terminology and attention to detail you must learn. My first flys looked like alien insects but the fish ate em. They now look somewhat like to pattern but I'm not the sheep herd type. You will take pride in the first fish you fool,hook,play and land on the fly YOU tied. Good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are no stupid questios only stupid answers..
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