Tie-A-Fly Kits

Bob Henley, who owns Tie-A-Fly in Sacramento, California, sent us one of his neat products the other day and after looking at the contents we wondered why we hadn’t heard of Tie-A-Fly before. Henley offers these kits as “instructional” packages, but with enough material to tie a dozen of the chosen pattern (or six of his two saltwater flies), they’re also a good value. Like all of the kits, the Elk Hair Caddis kit — his most popular — includes size 12, 14 and 16 hooks, so novice tiers can graduate to the smaller hooks as their skills improve. The materials come in individual Ziplock bags and the illustrated instructions are well-written and easy to follow. Not a bad deal for $19.95 plus $4.05 for USPS Priority Mail shipping. If you know someone who is learning to tie and wants to expand their repertoire, this is a great way for them to learn to tie PMDs, Black Winged Ants or even the Parachute Adams.

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