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Old 08-31-2017, 08:15 PM   #7
vtflyfish
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First, you are embarking on a fascinating and enjoyable lifelong pursuit. Enjoy the journey!

All of the suggestions you've gotten are good ones. Starting with a few 'go to's' is a great strategy. Also get a few books. Having read nearly everything I recommend AK Best's book, Production Fly Tying. Why? Because nobody presents a better approach for constructing high quality flies with the correct proportions.

The other thing I'd do is browse Hook & Hackle. They tend to be lower priced without sacrificing quality.

I would not skimp on vise quality, though. That doesn't mean spending a million. I got my boys HMH vises and they have been bomb-proof tools.

Good luck!!!
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