My son wanted to try one also.... His.. actually I like his. HahahaYou have no idea how much money you’re about to spend! It starts with a simple clouser, then you change the colors, then you watch YouTube videos, and then I can’t tell you where it stops... As I haven’t made it there yet! Welcome to the rabbit hole
I'll let the wife know we will be knocking out a wall.... HahahaNice start man. Don't listen to these guys they're just trying to ruin your new hobby buzz .
I'll give you a quick little run down on a few items you're going to want to pick up next. I'll break it down into a tool category, and material category.
Tools: all of them, everything, if they have any ceramic, are precision made or Italian buy 2.
Materials: all of them, in every color and size, the rarer the better preferably endangered.
Next you're going to need a place to store all this stuff in a quiet comfortable environment, consider an addition to the house, inside that you're going to need a nice oak desk.
How's your credit??
I was quite impressed with his.. I hope he's able to get out and catch something on it soon...I'd fish both of them. That one your kid tied would be a good one for specks where I fish.
I agree completely with this. Three things that I see first timers struggle with (as well as some people who have tied for a while) is proportions, material density/sparseness, and thread control/too much thread.Your next step... go to your nearest fly shop, browse though their flies and buy one that’s simple enough to try to copy... Ask someone at the shop what materials were used to tie it, get them, then bring it all home and get busy... Remember that you’re not going to fish the fly you bought - since you need it as a guide. Your first efforts won’t look very good but with some effort and practice you’ll
At least that’s how I got started all those years ago. Be careful, it’s addictive...
Made me laugh as I had a red headed girl friend in Tampa who let me cut a little of her hair for a streamerYou'll know you're in deep when the family cat or dog run from you when they see you coming towards them with scissors.
Hahah well being that he's 12 I might have to pay him some to keep him motivated but I'm ok with that...Let your son tie the flies. Just put your order in and let him do it, you will have more time to do important stuff like fishing. That boy has a talent, so get him a vice, some fly materials, 5" sewing scissors and a bobbin and let him whip em out. Make him learn how to whip finish with his fingers. Once you get him started you probably won't even have to buy the materials. He can also help pay his way through college.