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Re: 1st fly tying class

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Craft stores for beads and other stuff. If you do a lot of tying, buy your feathers in bulk by the pound or by the yard (strung rooster hackle, etc). I buy mallard, turkey, pheasant, duck quills and other odd feathers in bulk. Much less expensive and you can sell what you don't use on Ebay.

Posted on: 2011/3/20 12:59


Re: 1st fly tying class

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hook & hackle a great PA store

great online deals..

Posted on: 2011/3/20 23:42
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Re: 1st fly tying class

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Theflyshop.com gets you $2.00 off on a box of 100 of their TMC knockoffs. Other than that it is hard to find fly tying stuff at discount pricing. Fly shops can hardly discount the stuff and still make a profit. Give your local shops a break and buy some stuff from them especially if you are going there to pick their brains about tying tips.

IMO hooks and high quality genetic necks and saddles are the most expensive items in fly tying. Consider splitting the cost of a Hoffman, or other, saddle with a buddy. Every year , before I built up my stash, the only reason I would drive 200 miles to the fly show in Somerset was to hand pick full #1 and #2 grade saddles at the show. Then I'd turn them over so the feathers were face down and carefully cut them in half with a razor blade.

We have every color we will ever want and enough high quality #14 - #22 dry fly hackles to last the rest of my life. Remember a high end saddle feather is easily 6" - 8" long and each feather will tie 6 - 10 flies depending on how many turns you make.

Posted on: 2011/3/21 23:28
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Re: 1st fly tying class

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My first lesson was with Eric Stroup...that was pretty fun. Here is a good website for hooks just as cheap as allenflyfishing.com but better quality: http://www.flyshack.com/DisplayCategory.aspx?CatID=640&pg=3
Also for beads and stuff you can go here: http://www.fishegear.com/servlet/StoreFront

Posted on: 2011/3/23 22:22
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