Ask 10 tyers this question and you’ll get 10 different answers. But the prevailing wisdom is this: get decent tools, get a decent vise, and then start buying the materials for the bugs you want to tie. Your local fly shop will be invaluable in helping you with the latter two, but we’ve got you covered on the tools. In short, the CORE FLY TYING TOOL KIT will allow you to tie about 90% of trout bugs. It is a great place to start and will give you tools that don’t break the bank but are far beyond “entry-level” in terms of quality and ease of use. If you know that you want to be ready for whatever fly tying throws at you, then the COMPLETE FLY TYING TOOL KIT will meet all of your needs.
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