Do you love big bluegill?
I have been bitten by the fly tying bug. I'm told the bite is vicious, and the effects can be long lasting. My only source of cheap flies has moved, and now Bass Pro seems to be my only other option for flies that I can actually see before buying. I have tried tying some jigs with no real success. I guess a bench vise doesn't work as well as a fly tying vice? Like I mentioned in a earlier post, my jigs came out looking like a mad cat that had been dipped in water. I tried using hair from a road kill deer tail, wrapping it with red sewing thread, and sealing it with my wife's clear finger nail polish. After a few casts the hair started falling out and I was left with pretty much a bare jig.
Could anyone recommend a cheap vise that would work well enough to tie some jigs, and perhaps some basic flies with, as well as a book, or online instructional videos. I do not have a clue as to what makes one vise better than another, and from what I understand materials can get kinda expensive, so I want to spend my money wisely. All help will be greatly appreciated.