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A little Help!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:49 AM
anvil or dr. slick scissors
magnum ceramic bobbins at least 2
english style hackle pliers
long reach whip finnish tool
2 sided razor blades
magnum hair stacker
shoe goo & epoxy
100 OR 200 GSP thread
that should get you started with the basic tools for bass flies
my help is nothing compared to yours thank you
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:51 AM
Hi! I'm just getting started and feel a kit would be the best place for me to start. If I like it and stick with it I'll upgrade as needed. I'm not even sure what tools are must haves as some of the kits are quite large. Can you recommend one to get started with?
My own view is buy stuff seperate cause my experience of kits is mostly cheap stuff thrown together. You will be safe with 8/0 thread in black or tan for nearly all the flies. You can use nail varnish that someone in Stan must have to coat the head of the flies. There is another thread running about popper bodies and wood or cork of foam so have a hunt around the warmwater forum and you'll find loads.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:35 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
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100% Creek Hopper!
Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
For warm water you probably want:
Renzetti Traveler Vise
Dr. Slick or equivalent 4" curled and straight scissors
Two bobbins (at least)
Danville flat waxed nylon thread (hard to break by accident)
Medium and micro chenille
Foam or foam bodies (for now start with bodies)
Mustad 37817 hooks for large poppers
Mustad 3261 hooks for wet flies (cheap cricket hook that works great for bluegill/crappie patterns)
Rubber legs (Jannsnetcraft.com sells them cheap)
bucktail (white for sure)
half hitch tool (or just use a ballpoint without the point)
decent hackle for whinding on wooly buggers
flashaboo (gives sparkle to popper tails and chenile bodies)
Environmental Mystery Adventure Novels
Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:44 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:43 AM
Sent you a PM. I'm in Afghanistan too and spend most of my evenings behind the vice. Depending where you're at i may be able to help you out a bit with some pointers from the little bit i know. I tie mostly salmon and trout flies but basics are basics.
Im at the IJC. Where are you at. Would like to get toghter and learn what I can from you if possible.