Fly tying videos – Zebra midge tutorial
In this video we show you how to tie the zebra midge, a great patterns for first time tyers. This pattern is simple and well get you familiar with your tools and your vice. It is also a very effective pattern that you will also be able to hit the water with and use immediately, almost every river in the world has midges. This pattern is best during winter spring and fall and on almost all tail water situations. If you need help with what pattern to tie next check out our article on Fly Tying Patterns for Beginners and If you have any questions about this pattern leave a message below.
Fly tying videos – Pink Squirmy Worm
In this video we show you how to tie the pink squirmy worms, probably one of the best patterns for first time tyers. This pattern is simple and well get you fimilauar with your tools and your vice. It is also a very effective pattern that you will also be able to hit the water with and use imediatly. This pattern is best fished in high water and just after rain. If you need help with what pattern to tie next check out our articale on Fly Tying Patterns for Beginners and If you have any questions about this pattern leave a message below.
Fly Tying Kits for Beginners – getting started in fly tying
Getting into tying flies but not sure where to start, getting a kit can be the way to go. There are many kits out their on the market and can be very helpful in starting your journey into fly tying. I personally bought the cheapest kit on the market when I first started. There was only a couple back then and it helped me get into tying at a relatively low cost.
I’ve since upgraded my gear but it certainly got me going, and was very helpful to go home with every thing I needed to sit down and start tying my first flies.
They have tying kits for just about everything now a days from salt water, to fresh water, to materials, and even just the tool. I would recommend getting a complete set up with a vice and some materials if your just beginning, but you can certainly piece everything together if you want for a low cost as well.
Tying flies absolute will make you a better angler it gets you more in touch with which bugs are effective and also helps you to learn the entomology of the river. Tying is also very creative and relaxing .
This is the start of your journey into tying flies and can be very fun and creative.
Fly Tying Complete Kits:
Complete kits are exactly what I would recommend to anybody that’s just getting into Tying. They generally come with all the essentials and have more then enough materials to keep you busy for a long while. You can always go get more hooks and material after you gotten started, and know what you need.
This kit comes with every thing you need to get rolling, and even comes with a nice little video to help you get started. It doesn’t have a lot of materials and the vice is kinda poorly put together. The rest of the tools were fine but I really don’t like the vice.
It has a low price point which is nice, but it’s definitely not my favorite kit out their Rating:8/10
This kit comes with a book and a DVD and has a decent set of tools and a vice. It doesn’t have much for materials and the hooks are definitely a little sub-par.
For the price I think you can do better but it has a great video and book and that comes with some decent info that will help get you rolling and tying some great flies. Rating:7.5/1
This kit is one of my favorite on the market, for getting started. Hareline makes some great materials and I buy their stuff on almost a daily basis. The vice is the only thing I don’t really like about this kit, it also doesn’t have a book or starter DVD which I think can be nice for beginners.
The real value and what I like most is the materials in this kit, you can always upgrade your vice once you get started. It’s little more expensive but I thinks it’s worth every penny Rating:9/10
This kit is not really worth the money, small amount of hooks and material, sub par vice and tools and no instructional video or book that comes with it. For the price I think that you should probably look for something a little more complete.
Just was not impressed with this kit and honestly can’t recommend it. Rating:5/10
This kit is worth every penny, it’s one of the most expensive kits on the market but it comes with exactly what you need to get really going tying flies. The tools are high quality the vice is good and the materials are exactly what you are gonna want. If you have the money and wanna get a good starter kit this the one to go with.
Hareline has some of the best materials on the market and this kit is loaded with every thing you need. Rating:9.5/10
Fly Tying Tool kits:
There are a lot of different tool kits out their I’ve listed three of my favorites. Investing in a good tool kit is a great idea because it will last you a long time, and they generally come with some sort of travel case which is nice and keeps you organized. Investing in your tying gear is a great idea and will keep your tying easier and more organized
This is probably my one of my favorite kit on the market, tools are super sturdy and will last a long time. Includes Gator-grip, Ergo Whip Finisher, Ergo Dubbing Brush, Ergo Bodkin, Ergo Bobbin, Ergo Arrow Point Scissors and Ergo All Purpose Scissor The only thing I don’don’t really like about this kit is the box it comes with I prefer a smaller pouch when traveling Rating: 9/10
Great kit from umpqua tools are all super sturdy and comes in a great travel pouch everything you need to tie flies for years and I enjoy the red colors. Includes Straight Scissor, Hackle pliers, Bobbin, Whip finish tool, Threader, and Hair stacker. For the price you can’t go wrong with this tool kit I would highly recommend this to anybody just getting started or even looking to upgrade their tools. Rating 9.5/10
If You just getting started and trying to piece all of your stuff together this the tool kit is for you, it includes bobbin threader with half hitch tool, whip finisher rotary, hackle pliers, dual ceramic bobbin, and Iris scissors. For the price you can’t go wrong if your just starting out. Comes with every thing you need and is actually a decent set of tools, would recommend highly to beginners Rating: 8/10
Getting the right Materials is very important and has a lot to do with what you’ll be tying. If you’re planning on tying trout flies you’ll be needing different things then if your going to be tying up salt water flies. There is a lot of different kits out their so just make sure if your gonna try to piece your kit together make sure you buy the right kit. I’m gonna list some of my favorite kits on the market for both trout and salt water
This is a very basic kit and doesn’t come with hooks thread or any of the essentials to start. I’m not a big fan of this kit, if your just starting I wouldn’t recommend, Don’t see this kit being helpful for anyone really this is what your not trying to buy. Do yourself a favor and buy something that’s not at total rip off Rating :2/10
This materials kit is a decent buy it comes with just about everything to get you up and running. The bag is very nice and will keep you organized which is huge. The other bonus is the book which gives you some basic patterns to start with which is also nice. Only thing I didn’t like was the hooks in this kit are kinda weak and I would recommend getting new ones so you don’t lose the fish to a straightened hook. Rating: 8/10
This is buy far the best material kit out on the market, you can’t go wrong with hareline products. It comes with absolute everything you’ll need to get started, a nice plastic box for carrying and also a sweet instruction box to help you get going on some basic patterns. It’s a little more pricey then the other kits but is worth every penny Rating: 9/10
Time to hit the water
After you get all lined up and have picked the kit that is best for you the next thing to do is sit down and get tying. Almost all the kits are worth the buy because they’ll get you going in the right direction. You’ll end up changing things and buying more and more materials and tools so just getting going is the best way to go.
Whatever kit fits your budget is gonna be just fine, I bought the cheapest kit on the market to start to slowly get myself started but have since invested in way better tools, vices, and materials. It’s a growing process and is probably one of my favorite thing to do after I get off the water.
Once you’ve gotten your first flies tied up it’s time to hit the water and catch some fish with those flies. This is one of the moments you will not forget. It will make you happier then you can imagine. catching a large trout on a hand tied fly is a glorious moment for any angler.