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One of the most rewarding experiences in fly fishing is catching a fish on a fly of your own creation. To help you reach that goal, the folks at White River Fly Shop® have created this series of fly-tying kits that include everything you'll need to learn how to tie your favorite flies - including a FREE instructional DVD featuring Lefty Kreh! In this kit, you'll find high-quality tools, vise, hooks, and materials, all carefully selected to make your introduction to fly tying simple and enjoyable. The bass fly kit provides material and DVD instruction for tying the following patterns: Bendback Streamer, Lefty's Deceiver, Clouser Deep Minnow (baby bass), Lefty's Popping Bug, Hackle Fly (seducer), Deer Hair Diver (frog), and Deer Hair Popper (frog).
White River Fly Shop® Fly Tying Kit - Bass Tying
Pretty Good Starter Kit
Many aspects of fly fishing can be quite intimidating for a beginner, just simply because there is so much to learn, especially if you lack a mentor.
The video alone makes this a worthwhile purchase. Lefty Kreh is an expert, and he is also a pretty good teacher. He does start with a couple of basic fundamentals, but he then immediately starts demonstrating some flies in such a fashion that you can master the fundamentals of basic tying while actually tying flies. I'v watched the video seven times, and had it up on a laptop for at least the first time through on each fly.
I would have given the whole kit five-stars except for three reasons. The equipment and materials in the kit did not really match what was being used in the video. It wasn't an issue for me, but to rate something perfect, everything should match, especially for a starter, in my opinion.
Second, the one place I think the video fails is in discussing the proportions of material to use. I am an exacting person, and I would prefer starting to know just how much is recommended to use. Like in cooking, once I have mastered the recipe, then I can feel free to modify the ingredients list to my liking.
There was plenty of dear hair, but I could have used a bit more white hackle. There was enough for one seaducer. Everything else, I was able to tie several times at least.
Other than that, I like the vice. It is not necessarily easy to understand how to use, but I will be doing so for a while. No need to upgrade for me immediately.
July 31, 2011
Good starter kit
Lots of fly tying equipment for the begtinning fly tyer. DVD was very helpful.
May 27, 2011
this thing was sweet it came with so much stuff that i was able to tie a bunch of flys of my own creation too. i would definantly suggest this to any beginner.
April 5, 2011
is a good kit to start your own flys and also to ad some atraction to some of your lures.
March 15, 2011
This kit comes with a lot of material! I've tied all of the flies in the instructional video and have made a dozen more patterns of my own, and still have enough material to tie many, MANY more! You'll be very pleased with everything in this kit and it'll keep you busy for a very long time!
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