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Default Re: good starter kit

I've looked at kits, and found they offer a little bit of too much stuff
you may never use. Better to buy: a vise; at least one bobbin; one pair of
Dr. Slick scissors; thread in olive, tan, black, yellow, white (size 6/0); gold
beads in a 1/8"; some gold wire, small size; a spool of .015" lead (the non-lead type)Depending on what flies you'd like to tie, you can select your own material. Wooly Buggers? Buy a pack of olive and black marabou, and a Whiting Bugger patch of hackle. I use the marabou from the tail to wind a body, but you can also buy a spool of chenille in black and olive. So much of
my fishing is done with Woolly Buggers, so that's the pattern I mentioned.
You can google other flies, using "Pheasant Tail Nymph Recipe" (etc) as a search.
You'll get all the materials needed to tie each fly this way. Some people only
fish a few different fly patterns, and it's better to buy the materials for those
you intend to tie. You won't save any money buying a kit.

Add to the least of tool a whip finisher and head cement. You'll need a bobbin
threader (I make my own from thin guage guitar strings), and a bodkin(I make
my own from straight pins and wooden dowels.

Let us know what you want to tie, and you'll get all the info you need without
buying a kit .
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