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Old 09-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: What do you think?

I agree with Brian, fly tying kits usually contain lots of cheap materials you will never use. You will be way ahead by getting yourself a copy of Charlie Craven's book Basic Fly Tying, in it he lists out the tools you will need and the materials for each fly that he instructs.
This is one of the best books I have seen on fly tying:
Amazon.com: Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish (9780979346026): Charlie Craven: Books Amazon.com: Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish (9780979346026): Charlie Craven: Books
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Amazon.com: Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish (9780979346026): Charlie Craven: Books
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Default Re: What do you think?

Winter's coming, so it might be a good time to take a class or see if your local club as fly tying sessions.

If you only want to tie a certain pattern, I would buy a vice and tools. Then buy the material for whatever fly you want to tie that day. There are also a lot of step by step videos on youtube, though the quality can vary. The class will give you the basics to get you started, but a book can also do that depending on how you learn best.

Good luck (and I hope you are not getting into tying to save money)
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