Why this kit was developed
Wapsi's goal was to design a kit that focused on giving the starter a
positive experience the first time at the vise. To accomplish this goal,
they wrote a straightforward book with clear, step-by-step instructions,
using materials geared to tie modern fly patterns. They tested this kit by
having several focus groups of beginners tie flies with Fly Tying Starter
Kits. Their comments and suggestions drove this entire project.
The components of the kit
The focus groups taught Wapsi a great deal about writing an instructional
fly tying book. They realized that the photographs and text had to be clear
and easy to understand. The second edition of the Wapsi Fly Tying Handbook
teaches the fundamental techniques to tie any fly and gives detailed
step-by-step instructions to tie 17 modern fly patterns.
Wapsi Starter Kit (KITW1) includes the tools and materials to tie the
following 10 fly patterns: