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Old 05-21-2013, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Need help building a starter kit

I agree with the remark of not getting a "starter kit" many items in them you will never use...

here is what you will need...

a basic vise...and tool kit with bobbin, good scissors, bodkin etc...

going to a shops tying night or similar is for sure good if you dont have a friend willing to help out...

start out making some basic wet flys...then dries...remember they dont have to be perfect to catch fish!

I have some super basic patterns on my site that are great for starter flies...

I also have a list of some sites that have excellent tutorials ...SBS's are my favorite since they allow you to see each slow as you like...Charlie Craven in Arvada , has a site that is great...he is the original Mr SBS outstanding tyer and has a great library of patterns...Hans Stephenson at Dakota Angler in Rapid City is also top notch...lots to be learned by just scouring their sites and bug gallerys...

IMHO you need to try things harder than possibly expected or suggested to realize you can really do much better than you might have thought...good luck...t

ted...trout bum/wandering monk
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Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à f́reach - mèirle às nach do ghabh gàidheal riamh nàire.
a fish from the river, a rod from the woods and a stag from the mountain , thefts ne'er a Gael was ashamed
...and old gaelic proverb...

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