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If you have never tried tying your own flies, the first time can be quite daunting. But the thrill you get when your first fish lands on a pattern that was tied by you is something that every person interested in fly fishing should experience.
During the winter season when you may have not much to do on your hands, trying your hands at tying your own flies could do well to keep you busy, making you a better angler as well.
One of the biggest myths about tying your own flies is that it will save you some money. This is only true if you relish sitting down and creating about a dozen of the same pattern and being conscious of how you use the materials. In real life, many fly tyers actually revel in their ability to tie their own flies than in trying to save themselves from spending some extra cash.
Another great thing about tying your own flies is that you can change the patterns you make, thereby making them look unique. Majority of anglers are those gotten from fishing stores, and if all these people fish from the same store, then the fish are bound of getting tired of the same patterns.
If you are able to change the color or the style or the material of your pattern, this can be a refreshing sight for the fish.
Here at Fontation we will be giving you a few things you would need to start tying flies:
Vise: Very essential to fly tying. There are tons of options to select from, and you can buy one for as low as $50 to as high as $1000. One vise you probably should look into buying is the rotary vise. It gives you comfort.
Bobbin: This one holds the threads, and it is one of the most used tools along with scissors.
Scissors: There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to scissors, and many fly tyers choose different scissors for different reasons. They are designed to be put on your ring finger so you do not have to put them down.
Whip Finisher: This is usually the last step in the process of tying flies. This is a tool that allows you do multiple half hitches in a very small space very quickly.