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    hi,
    is there any starter kits out there with all the matirial needed for staring and good quality, anywere recomended to purchase a starter kit, and not to costly.
    cheers

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    Welcome to the forum fly. Did you spot my deliberate mistake earlier? I deleted all the evidence.

    Anyway, I know that a lot of the more experienced fly tyers on here will probably recommend not buying a starter kit but I did and it certainly helped get me started. I bought it from Ebay. It included everything - vice, tools and a load of materials and it cost about 20 including P&P if I remember correctly. Sorry I can't give a direct link but the seller regularly sells the same kit on there.

    Apart from that Veniards do some decent starter kits.
    Last edited by MarkH; 19-07-2006 at 02:06 PM.

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    welcome to the forum fly.(original name that ) hope you'll stay awhile.

    jim

    PS i saw it mark.
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    I know people have recommended this on here before
    http://www.the-fdg.org/special.htm

    Somebody gave me all the basics, (a simple vice, some hackle pliers, some scissors a bobbin, some thread, some hooks, and some "fluff") and it has been great so far.
    find a few simple step by steps on here (I would recommend this as a good one http://flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=514, ) and get tying.
    cheers
    dom

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    hi dude, I took up tying only a couple of months ago after getting fed up of the poor quality and lack of variety on the market.

    I am still very much an amitar but am already competent with a few patterns. It's tying the hackle that still catches me out.

    I got my kit from ebay for 20 odd quid, complete with pliers, scissors treader etc...

    I then spent about 150 on meterials which in hind-sight was probably a mistake as I have things that I know I'll never need. From a beginner to another beginner I'sd advise you to get as gooder vice as you can afford, mine is great and is only a cheap Lureflash one. Then get a book (Fly Tier's Bible probably best). Pick a few flies that you use regularly or a pattern you like the look of to get started and just buy those materials.

    And as everyone told me it gets addictive and expensive, they were right.

    Have fun.

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    thanks for the coments, il check for kits on the internet,i hope il get a better deal from the internet? i hope

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    Glasgow angling centre has very good stater kits, I seen them in the magazine which jim sent me and i think you should check out this link.
    www.fishingmegastore.com
    Hope this helps.
    Cromie

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    ..... so here we go again .... same old same old. I find that as more I tie as mor ebasic I get and I'm still far from being that brave

    I say - get a hares mask, some thread and some kind of vice and jeeeehhaa. But unfortunally one has to go through all stages of tackle shopping addiction before seeing the famous light at the end of the tunnel.

    Not helpful at all, but please blame it on the single malt --- at least I do .....
    Cheers & tight lines,
    Thomas

    may the trout be with you .....
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