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Old 10-20-2017, 02:35 PM   #21
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I signed up for a fly tying class and after the first night the instructor recommended the book "The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying" by Ted Leeson. Does anyone own this book and could provide feedback?

One thing I did like about the book was the layout. The pages are cut horizontally so the top sections of page are the fly patterns and the bottom section are the tying technique. Allows you to check a technique while still looking at the tying instructions.

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Old 10-20-2017, 02:54 PM   #22
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If you look down to the "customers also bought" section, in my opinion the fly tying bible is much better. in terms of specific patterns, the benchside introduction is better, but the reason why I would recommend the other is because of the techniques section. How to whip finish, how to tie in certain materials etc...

as far as specific patterns go, you dont really need a book. youtube is awesome.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:56 PM   #23
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I'd like to give another thumbs up for Hook and Hackle -- nice assortment and good prices. Really nice to deal with.

Also, my local Orvis shop offers free tying classes in the late winter -- they bundle up a selection of materials you can buy after the class that is just what need to tie a couple dozen of the fly you just learned.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:02 PM   #24
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Reasonable cost start to fly tying

$0.49
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