Re: I want to start tying
Tying supplies/ Cost / Wooly Bugger
Hooks, about $6.00 / 25
Yarn (instead of Chenille) about $5.00 for a huge roll (Olive Green)
Copper Wire: (Cost unknown, because I busted the old motor out of a burnt out Hot Air Popcorn Popper)
Marabou Feathers about $5.00
Hackle about $2.50 (bought from the bargain bin at the fly shop)
COST = Less than $20.00 and the COST PER WOLLY BOOGER, less than $1.00 each
(Plus, I get to weight the fly with copper wire, which permits me to weight the fly the way I want.)
The greatest gift to Fly Fisherman is a simple little product called "Gift Shred" available in any hobby store in flashy pearlescent color, as well as Red, Green, etc.
Cost? $1.99 / bag that will last more than a year.
If you are smarter still, you can visit a "Dollar Store" and find the same product, cut in strips of about 1/16".
Then again, if you look for "Hair Extension Clips" in the Beauty Department of your local store, you can find colored materials of all kinds for tying flies.
Perhaps the greatest expense in tying flies, are the expensive feathers, arguably.
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