Hareline Dubbin Fly Tying Kit Review

Starting fly tying is never an easy feat. To make it a little easier, we brought in these starter kits of fly tying materials and tools from Hareline Dubbin, and we think they’re great! They come with all of the items you need to start tying some common and easy patterns — all in one box. All of the kits come with the same basic materials and vary on the tools and vise included. We did a video overview on each one of the three kits as well as a final comparison video. Check them out! They may be just the place to kickstart your fly tying journey!

Hareline Dubbin Fly Tying Kit Entry Level Review
Do you just need the starter materials? This is the kit for you! 

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Game Changer Fly – Video Fly Tying Instructions

The Game Changer Streamer was developed by innovative fly tier, Blane Chocklett.  This fly has a marvelous action to it!  The Game Changer is tied on the new Fish Skull Fish Spine Articulated Shanks.  This system allows for the fly to be articulated throughout the entire length of the fly.  Coloring the Game Changer will add extra life to the fly, and some fly tiers have taken to the Copic Air Brush to make their Game Changers come alive!!  The Game Changer is a great fly for all predatory fish, such as Bass, Pike, Musky, Trout and Saltwater Species.  Give one a try!  They are a lot of fun to tie!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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Beadhead Prince Nymph Video Fly Tying Instructions

The Beadhead Prince Nymph is an all time favorite fly!! It seems to catch trout everywhere. In this video, James from InTheRifle ties a weighted beadhead version of the classic Prince Nymph. This version makes a great lead fly and the added weight really helps the fly get down in fast water. I prefer to tie my Prince Nymphs with red thread, but black thread also works. James also ties this Prince with Brown Hackle, but Partridge is another one of his favorite materials to use on this fly. Both work just fine. A MUST have fly in any fly box. Both professionals and beginners swear by the Prince. When you don’t know what to use in trout country….just tie on a Prince!!

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Pink Pookie Video Fly Tying Instructions

The Pink Pookie is a hopper pattern developed by Dean Reiner in Montana. The Pink Pookie imitates a grasshopper and the fish go crazy for it! The Pink body is much different than many other hopper patterns out there, but don’t be fooled by the bright appearance, this pattern really works!! It is usually tied in sizes #06 and #08, but larger and smaller versions can be tied. The best color is…of course…Pink. But many other anglers tie them in Tan, Yellow and Olive. A great terrestrial pattern to have in your summer Montana Hopper box!! Happy fly tying!

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