Fly Tying Kit

Learning to tie flies is a fantastic hobby and skill to have. You don’t even have to be a fly fisherman to benefit from fly tying. There are lots of people all over the world who have never gone fishing in their lives but are experts in tying a fly.

Fly tying requires and develops many skills such as patience and creativity. It is not, however, difficult to learn and if you have been told differently then you have been misled. You might have come across and be put off by someone who told you horror stories of how difficult and time consuming it is. The only thing we can say is this person clearly had no idea what they were talking about and you should disregard any other information they wish to enlighten you with.

Regardless, if you are just getting into fly fishing or have been fishing for a while, you can benefit from learning to tie your own flies. In fact the earlier you start the better. Fly tying is one of those skills that requires practice in order for you to become good at it or master it so the sooner you start practicing the better.

There are a couple of different options available to you when you’re in the early stages of your fly tying career. You can buy all the different tools and materials you will need to tie flies separately or the recommended choice which is buying a fly tying kit. Fly tying kits are suitable for both beginners and experts alike, but they are especially appropriate for beginners as they have all the tools and materials you will need in one place. This saves you the hassle of trying to track down the different materials.

A good fly tying kit should include the following tools and materials:
Vice – A good vice is essential in fly tying. It is possible to tie flies without a vice but when you get serious and want to tie lots of flies nothing else will do.

Scissors – The fly scissors is probably one of the most used tools in the fly tyers arsenal.

Hackle Pliers – This is another essential tool that has jaws to clamp on to the end of a feather. They are designed to help wrap the hackle around the shank of a hook.

Bobbin – A bobbin is also very important as it is what you use to hold the spool of thread when tying the fly.

Bodkin – A bodkin comes useful in many situations. You can use it to apply head cement the finished fly, tease fur or dubbing on nymphs and many more tasks.

Thread – Fly tying thread makes up an important part of fly tying materials and get many different sizes and colours in a fly tying kit.

Other fly tying materials – Fly tying kits come with lots of materials such as furs, feathers and hair.

Holographic Tinsel

Orvis Holographic Tinsel, Silver
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Add attention-grabbing flash. The brightest imaginable tinsel reflects all colours. Spooled. Flat, flashy, easy to use. Great in place of regular tinsel. In gold, silver, black, red, blue, purple, green, fuchsia. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Pearlescent Flat Braid, ,

Orvis Pearlescent Flat Braid, Pink,
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Great for bonefish shrimp bodies, saltwater baitfish, or flash on nymph wing cases. 1/16" wide. In orange, pearl, blue, pink, lime, peacock, root beer, olive. Approximately 2.5 yards per spool. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Peacock / Swords 6 Pack

Orvis Peacock / Swords 6 Pack
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Eyed tails 2 pack Strung herl 1/4 oz Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Nugget Wooly Bugger Selection

Orvis Nugget Wooly Bugger Selection
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Bead-head Wooly Bugger flies are easier to get down in the feeding lanes, and no trout fisher should be without them. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Ostrich Herl

Orvis Ostrich Herl
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These fly tying feathers create a fluffy body effect on nymph and drys. More lifelike and animated than peacock herl. Use for callibaetis nymphs, damselflies, water boatman and scuds. Fly tying feathers in tan, orange, olive grey, white, blue, red, chartreuse, lt. grey, black, brown, pink, olive, dark dun, purple, fl. orange. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Non-toxic Fly Wire / .015

Orvis Non-toxic Fly Wire / .015
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Replacing the need for lead wire, Fly Wire is safe for the environment, yet sinks fast. High density for weighting and easy malleability. Winds tightly and breaks off easily to avoid having to be cut, like other lead substitutes. Comes on a 1/2 -oz. spool.Sizes: .015, .020, .025, .030. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Orvis Mylar Tinsel / Orvis Mylar Tinsel

Orvis Mylar Tinsel / Orvis Mylar Tinsel
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Won't tarnish, even in salt water, and stretches slightly when you wind, so it's easy to get a smooth, flat body. Gold on one side, silver on the other. Sizes small (hook sizes 16-18, medium (hook size 14, large (hook size 12. Ten yards per spool. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Chalkstream Nymph Selection

Orvis Chalkstream Nymph Selection
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Classic nymph patterns, essential for every fly fishing box. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Bass Bashers—7 Flies

Orvis Bass Bashers—7 Flies
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A great set of modern bass flies that are often effective when all else fails. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Orvis Thread Size 3/0

Orvis Thread Size 3/0
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Standard thread for bigger flies. 100% polyester grabs onto materials much better than nylon thread. For wets, nymphs, saltwater flies, and streamers. In white, light pink, yellow, brown, dark brown, red, gray, olive, orange, black, pale yellow. 100 yards per spool. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

The Blob Collection—9 Flies

Orvis The Blob Collection—9 Flies
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Possibly the most effective lure of last few years, great pulled fast or slow on all lines. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Hook Tower / Magnetic Hook Pallets, Each

Orvis Hook Tower / Magnetic Hook Pallets, Each
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A low-profile hook organizer that accepts our new magnetic hook pallets. Pallets slide easily into the slots and keep hooks organized. Fly tying hook organizer comes assorted with 6 pallets; 2 each of 6-, 12-, and 18-compartment pallets. (specify number of compartments when ordering individual pallets. Pallets measure 7⅜"L x 3⅞"W x 1/2 "D. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)

Klinkhammers Selection

Orvis Klinkhammers Selection
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Be prepared for any conditions with Klinkhammers in eight different colours. Free Shipping on Orvis orders of £100+ (only shipping within the UK)