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Fly Tying Kits

Updated on January 23, 2013

Fly Tying Kits for Beginners

Ask any fly fisherman to see his fly box and it is likely to be loaded with a ton of different flies for different applications. I have four fly boxes in my fly fishing vest, and I can tell you that I spent a lot of money stocking them.

There are a lot of great fly tying kits for beginners that can allow any novice or seasoned fly fisherman to start making their own flies and save a lot of money. Aside from saving money, you get an extra sense of pride when you are catching fish on flies that you created with your own two hands!

Fly tying is definitely an art. It is one of those things that can really get addictive once you start doing it. As you master some simple techniques tying basic fly patterns, you will get quicker at tying your own flies and can advance into tying more intricate flies.

So, when you can't be wading in your favorite creek or stream trying to hook that monster trout, consider giving fly tying a try. It is a great hobby that can provide hours of fun.

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Deals on Fly Tying Kits for Beginners

Cascade Crest Basic Fly Tying Kit
Cascade Crest Basic Fly Tying Kit

The Cascade Crest Basic Fly Tying Kit contains all of the tools and materials you need to get started with tying your own flies. There is also a full color step-by-step manual. All of the materials are individually packaged and labeled with descriptions and suggested uses.

This kit includes a vise, hackle pliers, scissors, and a bobbin.

It also includes 4 different hook styles, head cement, and all of the materials you need to get started.

Fly Tying Kit For Beginners with Fly Tying Book + FREE Bonus - Great Holiday Gift
Fly Tying Kit For Beginners with Fly Tying Book + FREE Bonus - Great Holiday Gift

This beginners fly tying kit includes an instructional DVD that will help you get started with step by step procedures. It has a deluxe c-clamp vise, 2 bobbins, 2 whip finishers, hackle pliers, a bobbin threader, scissors, and a hair stacker. It also contains 4 spools of thread, several different types of fur, feathers, mylar, synthetics, and much more. All the materials you need to start tying your own flies.

Starter Fly Tying Kit with Instructions, Tools and Materials for the Novice Fly Tyer
Starter Fly Tying Kit with Instructions, Tools and Materials for the Novice Fly Tyer

This great starter kit includes a Flymaster vise, Flymaster bodkin and all the thread and materials you need to get started. The instruction booklet and materials allow you to tie popular patterns like the Dark Cahill Dry Fly, Leadwing Coachman, Coachman, Black Gnat, Dark Hendrickson Nymph, Muskrat Nymph, Black Ghost, and (my personal favorite) the Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph.


So What Is Included in a Fly Tying Kit?

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To start tying flies, there are a number of basic tools and materials that you will need. Determining what you need is one of the toughest steps to getting started. That is why purchasing a fly tying kit is a good idea.

These kits will contain all of the tools and materials you need to get started. Even better, the beginner kits will come with step by step instructions that will teach you how to create a number of the most popular fly patterns used today.

Some will even come with instructional DVDs, which is nice but not a requirement. There are so many "How To" videos on websites like YouTube these days. You will have more fly tying video instruction at your fingertips than you can imagine!

Most fly tying kits will contain some essential tools:

  • Vise - Used to hold the hook as you create your masterpiece fly.

  • Bobbin - Holds the thread spool and allows the thread to be fed out under precisely controlled tension.
  • Bodkin - A needle-like tool used to perform the task of rearranging a single fiber or cleaning head cement from the eye of a hook.
  • Bobbin Threader - A simple wire tool used to pull thread through a bobbin tube. Can also be used for pulling legs through hair as you create bugs.
  • Scissors - They should be sharp and precise-cutting.
  • Dubbing Tool - A tool that helps you distribute dubbing onto the thread, to be wrapped onto your fly.
  • Hackle Plier - A tool that clips to the hackle tip and facilitates the winding of the hackle with even pressure and exact placement.
  • Whip Finisher - A tool that helps you place the tag end of the thread underneath the thread as you wrap it. It essentially helps you tie the thread off.
  • Hair Stacker - A device that allows you to evenly stack hairs, quickly and easily, so that it is perfectly even at the tips.

Fly Tying Video

The Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear is one of my favorite flies to fish. Why? Because it catches fish every where I go, and is always a "go to" fly that I keep many of in my fly box. This is a nymph that is fished under the water. Here is a great video showing you how you can tie my favorite fly.

Search for Fly Tying Kits on Amazon - Great Deals to be Found!

Check out some of these great fly tying kits on Amazon. There are some great deals to be found here. Look for some of the free shipping offers to save even more money!

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So, what do you think about my lens on Fly Tying Kits for Beginners?

Pretty cool stuff, huh? It is a great hobby, and I look at each of these flies as little works of art!

Please leave a comment and let me know you were here.

I'd love to hear if you like to fly fish or if you would like to try it someday.

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      5 years ago

      These Fly Tying Kits are really cool.


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