06-13-2010, 10:07 AM
Re: whats a good fly ty-in stater kit ??help pplz.thanks
TB, go with the separate purchase plan (really good advice). I got the kit for Christmas, then struggled with an inferior vice, tools, and feathers.
Thought the difficulty was with me. Almost gave up, and was put off a little by how much there was to learn.
I got lucky, a friend showed me a few tricks, then came the Grass Hopper emergence.
I focused on that one fly, bought a $ 50. Thompson A vice, and only the hook and materials for that pattern, and fished it well for most of the summer.
Get one pattern under your belt, and you will be good to go. Each new pattern teaches one new technique. Lots more later.
Few things I've tried give as much satisfaction as twisting up a fly of my own, and saying hi to Walter.
Good luck with your new endeavor.
ps, 30+ years later, that Hopper pattern still works.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.
Last edited by Bigfly; 06-13-2010 at 10:30 AM.