Re: Tying Kits - Feedback, reviews, suggestions?
Krash7172, The Orvis kit has some nice tools and material, but we did swap out the vise that came with it a lot. The vise is not the best and has been know to break.
With the store, we were able to up grade the vise for an additional $15.
You can buy a kit that is just the tools from Orvis (Scissors, whip finisher, hackle pliers,hair stacker, and bodkin/threader and bobbin for around $29.50)
Then find a good vise as mentioned Dan-Vise an inexpensive rotary, although with you being a beginner a rotary might not be a good idea.
Then buy the material for the FLIES you want to tie instead of getting a kit that offers you material you won't use.
Kits do come with a good instruction book, so that will be something you want to think about buying unless you are good friends with a tier already.
The Books will explain not only what material to use, but why.
So the kits do have their advantages. Just add it up.