Well... I finally tied my first fly..

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Bought the vice kit from river city fly for 39.99... Went over to OnTheFlys house and went at it.. tried a wollgbugger first to get my feet wet and practice... made an egg pattern.. then the game was on... first shot at a steelhead fly... and here it is..

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Kinda a winged Teeny..
 
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Congrats eggs, do you like the kit?. Your in for some fun now....

Nice first fly!
 
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Thanks... kit is great just need to upgrade a couple tools but nothing expensive...

The fly is made on a #899 size 2 hook and completly made of natural pheasant tail..
 
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nice teeny nymph bro :clap:
 
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Awsome!!!! You are in for a great hobby man. Keep up the good work and if you have any questions pm me.
 
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You are hooked now. Tying is a kick, and it something fun to to with this cold weather and snow here.
 
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way to go bro,now you can let your imagination run wild
 
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I have "the kit" from River City. You will probably want to replace the bobbin with a ceramic one (mine cut thread too easy), and perhaps the scissors. Other than that everything seems pretty serviceable.
 
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Hey Erin, I suggest getting a couple more bobbins. It's nice to have more than one so you don't need to change thread all the time. Always keep a spool of black loaded and remember to buy only Uni-thread brand. Also, get a pair of fine tipped Dr. Slicks scissors, they're the best IMO. Although yours is functional, keep your eyes open for a base mounted vise. Now all you'll need to do is convince your wife where the new fly desk will be and if there's no agreeable spot then you'll need to build a room addition.:D
 
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Hey Erin, I suggest getting a couple more bobbins. It's nice to have more than one so you don't need to change thread all the time. Always keep a spool of black loaded and remember to buy only Uni-thread brand. Also, get a pair of fine tipped Dr. Slicks scissors, they're the best IMO. Although yours is functional, keep your eyes open for a base mounted vise. Now all you'll need to do is convince your wife where the new fly desk will be and if there's no agreeable spot then you'll need to build a room addition.:D

Agree on all points haha!
 
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I would've expected your first fly to atleast be a breadball pattern, :D.

Nice lookin bug.
 

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