orvis encounter fly tying kit

Orvis Encounter Fly Tying Kit

For all enthusiastic fly fishermen, there comes a point when you realize that you could save a lot of money by not buying but tying your own flies. When you first get started the flies seem cheap, but the cost soon adds up!

As a beginner this comprehensive fly tying kit contains everything you will need to get started tying your own flies.

You will learn how to tie 8 basic guide patterns

  • Woolly Bugger
  • Pheasant Tail Nymph
  • BH Caddis Larva
  • Elk Hair Caddis
  • Rusty Parachute
  • Fur Ant
  • San Juan Worm
  • Zebra Midge

It includes all of the fly tying tools and materials you will need to tie all of the eight basic patterns. Each pattern contains 10 flies, making a total of 80 flies.

You also get an instructional DVD by Tim Flagler, who is considered top fly-tying videographer in the industry. The DVD covers how to use the tools and materials, and full instructions on tying the basic 8 patterns, plus another 8 patterns. Materials not included for the additional 8 patterns

Also included is Water-based head cement, spooled materials, starter vise and ceramic bobbin, scissors, bodkin, hair stacker, English hackle pliers and all of the material required to tie the patterns.

Made in USA.

The Pros

  • With just this one starter kit, you can make up to 80 flies – pretty impressive!
  • A clear instructional DVD by Tim Flagler which shows you how to make 8 different patterns.
  • The patterns are easy for beginners to gain experience and confidence.
  • One of the best kits to help you make that bridge from amateur to experienced. It just grows with you!

The Cons

  • This set definitely doesn’t fall into the cheap category