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THREAD BOBBIN FLY
TYING BOBBIN THREADER FLY TYING
SCISSORS FLY TYING
HAIR STACKER FLY TYING
TYING HACKLE PLIERS DUBBING
TWISTER / SHEPHERD'S HOOK FLY
TYING DUBBING COMB, RAKE, ECT... FLY TYING
TYING BURNISHING TOOL MISC. FLY TYING TOOLS FLY TYING VISES LIGHTING AND VISUAL AIDS BASIC FLY
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A bobbin is used to hold the spool of thread when tying a fly. A bobbin helps control the tension and direction of the thread flow.
Used to pull the thread through the bobbin tube when loading a new spool.
A good pair of fly tying scissors makes a big difference. You will want a pair of scissors designed specifically for fly tying. There is a lot to learn about scissors and all the different styles, but for the beginner a general purpose pair of fly tying scissors is recommended.
A hair stacker is used for lining up the tips of the hair fibers. Generally used for wing and tail fibers.
A fly tying bodkin is basically a needle shaft with handle. It serves many purposes from separating fibers to applying varnish.
A pair of fly tying hackle pliers help hold the feather when wrapping hackle on a fly
Fly tying tools used when tying dubbing loops.
These dubbing tools used to manipulate the dubbing after it has been applied to the fly. Designs can be professional crafted or simple as a piece of Velcro glued on a popsicle stick.
WHIP FINISH TOOL
Used to tie a whip finish knot when tying off the thread on a fly. It looks very difficult and intimidating, but is easy to master and with practice will start to become natural.
FLY TYING TWEEZERS
Fly tying tweezers are designed with features such as fine tips, better gripping surfaces or to handle beads.
Originally designed for surgical procedures, but used by fly tiers for general clamping purposes.
This tool used by tiers who strive for perfection when tying a fly. Used mainly to smooth out floss and silk when details are important, such as a classic salmon fly designed for display purposes. Originally these tools were used by clay modelers and have been adapted for fly tying purposes.
Paint Brush, Razor Blades, Ect...
Fly tying vises are used to securely hold a fish hook. There is a wide selection of fly tying vises that can be very confusing to the beginner. What fly tying vise is the best would be a matter of opinion and this page designed to sort through some of the options to consider when purchasing a vise.
Good lighting is important to see the small details.
This is a listing of the basic tools and equipment needed to start tying flies for fishing. A fly tying vise, bobbin and scissors are some tools required. Other tools and equipment like a pair of forceps could be purchased at a later point in time if you start to get more serious about fly tying.
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TYING BOBBIN THREADER
TYING HACKLE PLIERS
TWISTER / SHEPHERD'S HOOK
TYING DUBBING COMB, RAKE, ECT...
TYING BURNISHING TOOL
MISC. FLY TYING TOOLS
FLY TYING VISES
LIGHTING AND VISUAL AIDS
TYING TOOL KIT
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.
FLY TYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT