If you are a new tyer, there are a couple of things I'd like to share with you about some tools and materials.
First, if you are looking at some items to start off with and some patterns to tie, we will start with bobbins, scissors and a couple of easy patterns.
Bobbins: As far as bobbins go, I highly recommend spending the extra money for a ceramic bobbin. There are many types out there and I use a Tiemco Standard Bobbin. It fits my hand and I have used it since day one. The cheaper metal tubes get little burs in them and those burrs can create terrible frustration. Just when you are ready to tie off the best Elk Hair Caddis you have ever tied, the thread gets cut by the bobbin and your best tied fly goes "poof". Believe me, it's worth the extra money.
|Ceramic Bobbin & materials for a San Juan Worm.
|Good, Sharp Scissors are a must!
|Just one type of hook model and brand.
|Uni Thread, Gordon Griffiths, UTC and MFC threads.
|Thread Midges are easy to tie and fish eat them up.
|Pink San Juan Worm