While there is nothing I love better than standing in a river casting to a rising trout, I don’t tie flies. However, thanks to Tim Opitz and the Outreach crew, I have a growing interest in fly angling with my 8th graders. I have a request from a parent who would like to give his son a beginner’s fly tying set-up as his son is super excited to go fishin’ and start tyin’. Since I have no idea what is needed, could you all chime in with ideas and suggestions. Dad would like the basics plus some “extras” that would be nice to have.
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Judy, I suggest that father & son visit a local fly shop. Perhaps Creekside Anglers in Issaquah or Pacific Fly Fishers in Mill Creek. These stores can help get them started and may also offer a free or low-cost beginner lesson. I think that’s better than buying a pre-stocked kit.