FLY TYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Bobbin, Scissors, Hair Stacker, Hackle Pliers
Whip Finish Tool, Dubbing Twister, Vise, ect...

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Parts of a Fly Tying Bobbin

FLY TYING THREAD BOBBIN
A bobbin is used to hold the spool of thread when tying a fly. A bobbin helps control the tension and direction of the thread flow.

FLY TYING BOBBIN THREADER
Used to pull the thread through the bobbin tube when loading a new spool.

FLY TYING SCISSORS
A good pair of fly tying scissors makes a big difference. You will want a pair of scissors designed specifically for fly tying. There is a lot to learn about scissors and all the different styles, but for the beginner a general purpose pair of fly tying scissors is recommended.

Parts of a Fly Tying Hair Stacker

FLY TYING HAIR STACKER
A hair stacker is used for lining up the tips of the hair fibers. Generally used for wing and tail fibers.

parts of a Fly Tying Bodkin

FLY TYING BODKIN
A fly tying bodkin is basically a needle shaft with handle. It serves many purposes from separating fibers to applying varnish.

FLY TYING HACKLE PLIERS
A pair of fly tying hackle pliers help hold the feather when wrapping hackle on a fly

DUBBING TWISTER / SHEPHERD'S HOOK
Fly tying tools used when tying dubbing loops.

FLY TYING DUBBING COMB, RAKE, ECT...
These dubbing tools used to manipulate the dubbing after it has been applied to the fly. Designs can be professional crafted or simple as a piece of Velcro glued on a popsicle stick.

Whip Finishing Tool
WHIP FINISH TOOL
Used to tie a whip finish knot when tying off the thread on a fly. It looks very difficult and intimidating, but is easy to master and with practice will start to become natural.

Fly Tying Tweezers
FLY TYING TWEEZERS
Fly tying tweezers are designed with features such as fine tips, better gripping surfaces or to handle beads.

FLY TYING FORCEPS
Originally designed for surgical procedures, but used by fly tiers for general clamping purposes.

FLY TYING BURNISHING TOOL
This tool used by tiers who strive for perfection when tying a fly. Used mainly to smooth out floss and silk when details are important, such as a classic salmon fly designed for display purposes. Originally these tools were used by clay modelers and have been adapted for fly tying purposes.

MISC. FLY TYING TOOLS
Paint Brush, Razor Blades, Ect...

Parts of a Fly tying Vise

FLY TYING VISES
Fly tying vises are used to securely hold a fish hook. There is a wide selection of fly tying vises that can be very confusing to the beginner. What fly tying vise is the best would be a matter of opinion and this page designed to sort through some of the options to consider when purchasing a vise.

LIGHTING AND VISUAL AIDS
Good lighting is important to see the small details.

BASIC FLY TYING TOOL KIT
This is a listing of the basic tools and equipment needed to start tying flies for fishing. A fly tying vise, bobbin and scissors are some tools required. Other tools and equipment like a pair of forceps could be purchased at a later point in time if you start to get more serious about fly tying.

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FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT