Gonna jump in with both feet with my new vise


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After starting off with a fly tying class a week ago, I'm hooked (bad pun intended, :D). Last week I picked up Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple by Skip Morris and Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying. Today, I purchased the Peak Vise Trailhead Package and a mess of supplies to make the first two flies in Morris' book, the Rick's Caddis and the Woolly Bugger.

My goals are to 1) have fun, 2) increase my skills by progressively working my way through the flies in both books and 3) eventually catch a fish with one of my flies. This weekend I'll have to post up pics of the kit.
I like the Olive bugger!:)

But all of them will work at some given time.

Good for you. Just remember that you will get more knowledge from
tying than you will from just reading. I have found that tying is a study in a lot more than just buying a fly and chucking it in the water.
You will find that you do not need to be skilled at tying but it helps, you do not need to know the latin names, but it helps, you do not need to have well dress flies to catch fish. Sometimes it helps.

The bottom line is to have fun and by doing so, you will also learn.

Good luck and show us some of your work.