Fly tying is one kind of process to produce artificial flies that are utilized to catch fish in fly fishing activities. Some experts have their own definition in fly tying. Helen Shaw, for instance, states that fly tying is a simple process of binding various materials to a hook with thread. Some other experts consider fly fishing as an art. An expert named E.C. Gregg asserts in his book entitled How to Tie Flies that the object of this book will be throughout its entirety to teach a practical manner the Art f Fly Tying in all its branches. Moreover, fly tying is actually also used interchangeably with fly fishing for both of them are similar. So, if some say that they will go fly tying, the fishing activities they will do is the same as what others do in fly fishing. If you want to go fly tying, you should prepare fly tying kits first.
There are some tips in preparing fly tying kits that can be considered to be followed. The first tip is to buy some tools needed. For you who will go fly tying for the first time, you should prepare fly tying basic tools. One of the most important tools that you may need is fly tying vice. This tool is employed as the holder of the hook when you secure and attach the materials you need to tie the fly. It will make your fly tying activities even more proficient and pleasurable. Besides, you also need to buy a whip fishing tools. There tools are used to practice the way you whip your flies by your hand. The next tip is to choose fly tying kits based your condition. If you are still novice, for instance, you should buy the basic kits. You do not have to buy the expensive kits if you have not been able to use them maximally. Later on, when you have been an advanced fly fisher, you may buy more expensive kits to satisfy your fly fishing hobby. The next tip is to buy the kits that are appropriate with the fish that you want to catch. If you want to catch trout or bass, for example, you have to buy the tools that will help you catch that fish without problems. The last tip is to examine the fly tying kits that you are going to buy. This tip is very important to be done for you have to make sure that the kits that you buy are complete.
Furthermore, there are some tools in fly tying kits you must have before going fly fishing. Those tools involve vises, fliers, scissors, line and natural and/or synthetic furs and feathers. In addition, baits are needed in fly tying activities. There are several kinds of baits. The first one is dry fly float. This bait is employed to catch fat adult fish because they will see the dry fly floats as tasty baits. It looks like insects that are ready to fly. Using this bait will also be fun because by using this kind of bait, you can see the fish catch it. Next bait is pupae. This bait looks a lot like pupa. It takes form of wings whose wings are folded. This bait can be picked easily by fish. The next bait that can be used in your fly tying activities is streamer flies. This bait looks a lot like minnows, leaches, crayfish and other frightening crawlies. This bait is likely to be slick when it is wet and furry when it is dry. The last bait needed is nymph. It looks like insects whose wings are really tiny.