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Is this a good book to start learning the art of fly tying? I've been interested in learning for sometime now but am unsure where to start. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :D

The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying
 

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I would recommend videos over books for a begginer teaching himself. You can see the techniques being demonstrated and rewind and watch as many times as you need to. Books are great for learning new patterns after you have the fundamentals of tying down but videos or live demonstration are a better way to learn IMHO. Check out Sportsmans Wharehouse and see if they still have a bunch of the old Jack Dennis and friends VHS videos for cheap.
 

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ive never looked at the inside of the book (really expensive) but i watched some videos on how to tie and bought western trout patterns (i found it at cabelas with a movie attached). i like what i saw in both those things. sorry for not being much help on the benchside book.
 

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The book looks fine. You would learn from it ,but as already stated, a vidio will show you a lot better what you want to know and do.
I like the old Jack Dennis vidio, but others are just as good.
A class is best in my opinion.
 

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Thanks guys! I think I'll definitely take the advise given and go find me some videos. 8) I still want to purchase a reference book of patterns... any suggestions or favorites?

Grandpa D said:
A class is best in my opinion.
Where and how much would a class cost me?
 

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Classes are given at Sportsman's and Cabala's. Also some schools hold night classes that include fly tying.
Who knows of any other place that offers fly tying classes?
 

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Grandpa D said:
Classes are given at Sportsman's and Cabala's. Also some schools hold night classes that include fly tying.
Who knows of any other place that offers fly tying classes?
Can't believe I didn't notice the other thread (Fly Tying 101) regarding free fly tying instruction by a very generous young man in Roy, UT. :D

Thanks Grandpa D! I can't wait!!!
 
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