Fly tying is as much art as it is utilitarian. Yeah, guys tell you they tie because it¿’ cheaper, but most of them tie because it truly is part of the experience of fly fishing. It stems from knowing the fly you created was good enough to trick the fish into taking it. And maybe you¿’e decided you want to start tying your own flies, but as with everything else in fly fishing, you¿’e not quite sure what tools and accessories you need just to get started. Luckily the CORTLAND LINE COMPANY has introduced their new Deluxe Fly Tying Tool Kit. This kit contains everything the new or experienced tier needs, including a vise with three sets of jaws, scissors, bodkin, bobbin, bobbin threader, nonskid hackle pliers and rotating whip finisher. Each kit also includes the Concise Handbook of Fly Tying by Skip Morris.
The kit comes packaged in a 10.5- by 6.25-inch poly carrying case and is perfect for new tiers or for traveling. The removable tool tray liner allows for convenient storage and organization of tools and materials. The kit retails for $45.
For more information, contact Cortland Line Company, PO Box 5588, Cortland, NY 13045; 607-756-2851.