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Old 03-05-2013, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Buying flies on a budget...

The Yen to Bugslinger's yang.....

I disagree with the idea that tying your own is a good 'investment'.... It is a good hobby to compliment your fly fishing, but if you are doing it for the economic benefits, you will learn to hate the art of tying. 'Art' will quickly become 'chore'

Over time, I suppose you will be ahead-- but for a beginner (You may or may not stick with the sport) you lose. $100.00 for a good vise (I know there ARE less expensive) will buy a lot of flies. Hooks are cheap until you realize that you need 10 different styles of hook in 5 sizes each..... We haven't even talked about materials to go on the hooks....
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