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Old 03-20-2013, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: I want to start tying

I took a class at the local fly shop and it was worth it. There is nothing like hands on instruction when you are first starting.

The youtube videos are great, but most of them assume you know the techniques they are talking about.

The class I took went over even the simplest of things like putting the hook into the vice, holding the bobbin, starting thread, etc. Those concepts would seem simple or obvious to a veteran, but I was happy that they covered it.

My biggest advice is don't get discouraged. I have been doing it only for couple months now, but I admit there were times when I would have to start flies over again. In the end those mistakes helped me realize what I was doing wrong earlier.
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