Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Upper Peninsula Michigan
Hey Steve! Thanks for post, you’ll have fun. I’ll give this a go, but you are going to get a myriad of answers I’m sure! I’ll lay out a little list and you can go from there my friend. Now keep in mind, skies the limit but this will get you going buddy.
HOOKS & SHANKS
•let’s get some Gamakatsu B10s hooks in there! Size#6- #2
•some stinger hooks for intruder style #4 & #2
•get a pack or 2 of aqua flies 35mm return eye shanks
•veevus 8/0 is pretty solid
•maybe a Veevus 6/0
(Stick with a couple spools of black, it’ll go with anything)
•get a ceramic bobbin (no need to spend a bunch on fancy stuff)
•get a pair of dr slick razor scissors (only use on material and hackle!)
•grab a couple pair of cheap fiskars from local hardware store (use on thread and hair and anything other than your fine detail work.
•whip finish tool (although learning to do it by hand is way way better and easier)
•eye lash extension tweezers .....the double kind (best tool for picking anything out...trust me)
•OPST dubbing loop spinner (you might not need this right away, but very soon you will be thankful for it)
•hackle pliers (don’t spend too much)
BEADS & EYES
•get some brass beads that will fit on your Hooks
•a pack or 2 of aquaflies intruder eyes (Chartruese will go with almost anything ....Black 100% with anything)
•get a couple packs of fish hunter spey marabou or hardline bloodquill (black, KF Blue, Purple will do well, but buy what you like)
•get some schlappen in same colors
•some arctic fox in corresponding colors to the feathers is great!!!!! Don’t skip this one
•rabbit strips (do 1/8”) black is tough to beat, but whatever else tickles your fancy
DUBBING & FLASH:
•seriously, go on ‘fly tyers dungeon’ and stick up!!! It’s ultra ultra cheap and awesome!!!!!! H2O is same as flashabou, and the arctic wind and starburst dubbing is all you need!!!!
NOW, get to tying!! Sorry if I forgot anything but this will get you in the game and probably all someone would ever need..........but what’s the fun in that??! 😉🤣
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in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.