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    Default Fly Tying Essentials

    Guys,

    I'm purchasing myself a fly tying set this afternoon, and i've settled for the HMH Silhouette Vise which seems like a good all round vise. Now before i head on through and get sold all kinds of materials i do not really need....

    What would you guys consider to be the most frequently used fly tying material...ie the colour dubbing, string, hackle and hairs needed?

    Primarily i would want to tie flies for Yellows including Dry, Caddis and Nymphs and small little poppers.

    Thanks

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    Hi Reinier

    That is a very nice vice. And priced really well. Did you order it direct or did you buy local ?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Hi Reinier

    That is a very nice vice. And priced really well. Did you order it direct or did you buy local ?

    Cheers
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    Hi Pierre,

    Purchasing it from Frontier Flyfishing. Haven't got it yet, but its going for R1 300, does that sound right?

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    I think you will do better to order direct. Here is the link to the website

    http://www.hmhvises.com/silhouette.html

    Vice costs : $95 = R650

    Even with shipping it should not cost you more than R800

    If you take the c clamp shipping could even be cheaper since the pedestal is quite heavy

    What accessories are you getting with it ?
    Last edited by Pierre; 29-11-07 at 08:40 AM.

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    Gents, I dont know what the issue is with expensive vises!? I use an old Sunrise (bang kok special) vise.......no problems. Maybe it's all about sentimental value?

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    Just think, you will have R500 extra cash to spend on materials

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    Gents, I dont know what the issue is with expensive vises!? I use an old Sunrise (bang kok special) vise.......no problems. Maybe it's all about sentimental value?
    I dont think R650 is expensive for that vice, its very well priced

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    That price definitely looks better, Perhaps is should negotiate with these guys now that I know what their getting it for?

    The other tools would include scissors, thread bobbin, whip finisher, hackle pliers, hair stacker, bodkin/half hitch tool, and bobbin threader.


    But what i really need to know is what fly material one would need to get started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    I dont think R650 is expensive for that vice, its very well priced
    Like I said......it must be "sentimental value". Or maybe love at first site!? I have to say that "love at first site" caused lots of issues for me allready!

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