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    Default Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    My brother-in-law wants to start tying so I am trying to help him locate a kit.....he has nothing so a good basic kit would do great for him and he can add as needed......If you have a (basic or other) kit for sale please PM me and we'll go from there........
    ..Thanks:

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    Default Re: Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    heres a good idea. dont buy a pre packaged kit.

    Select a few flies like pheasant tails, Hares ear nymphs, wooly buggers. Also decide on some tools, scissors, vise, bobbin, bodkin, hackle pliers
    Got to your local shop, tell them to put something together for you for the flies you want to tie.
    YOu'll get much better quality materails, for the money and only materials you're gonna use.

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    Default Re: Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    +1 for what Shannon advised!!!!!

    Most of the prepackaged kits out there don't contain quality feathers or tools so in the long run it is mostly just a waste of money and trying to tie with inferior equipment and materials can be frustrating. Do your brother-in-law a favor and follow Shannon's advice.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    Thanks guys......... great idea I was hoping to find a kit that someone had used for a few years then decided to get out....... I'll pass this info on to my in-law and see what he thinks..... THANKS AGAIN

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    Default Re: Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    Quote Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
    I have a used Danvise for sale...$26 shipped and it's yours

    Still in good shape and pretty well regarded - especially as a beginner vise
    ^^^ That's a deal! and a good place to start.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Wanted to Buy ~~~ Fly tying kit

    I'll pass this info on to him...... THANKS

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    Personally the only fly tying 'tool' I might buy used would be a vise.

    Scissors, ceramic bobbin, threader, whip finisher, hair stacker, etc are really rather cheap and I don't think it would be worth it to spend a few bucks less for scissors that might be dull or a bobbin that might have a thread cutting nick in the tube. As others mentioned, it's better to buy materials individually based on pattern you're looking to tie.

    Even vises don't have to be too expensive. I've tied for 2 years on a vise that cost less than $30. I'm looking to upgrade but it held hooks from 3/0 down to 24's. Though if you could find a good rotary vise used that could be worth it.
    - William

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