Until now, the game plan usually consists of throwing a bunch of materials and tools in some sort of container and calling it done. What happens more times than not is I'll settle in to begin tying and realize I have forgotten the ribbing material, the dubbing or some other critical component I need to complete the pattern. For now I am planning to build this kit around trout patterns since this is the fish I pursue most often.
My plan is to stock the kit with materials and tools and leave them there. Lord knows I have accumulated enough materials and supplies over the years to do this without a problem. I may need to pick up a few items but for the most part I should have everything I need in my current stock of supplies.
I was fortunate to receive not one but two Fish Pond tying kit bags for Christmas this year. The Road Trip bag is a compact solution that will require careful consideration to what goes inside. The Tomahawk bag is the everything but the kitchen sink approach to a portable kit. I am still on the fence about what approach to take when I put this kit together.
|Marco Polo Tying Kit|
I would love to hear from folks who maintain a separate kit for tying on the road. What do you include in your kit. Do you maintain a seperate stock of supplies or raid your home kit for materials every time you hit the road. If you keep a seperate stocked tying kit is it filled with basic materials, or do you stock it with materials for specific patterns you wish to tie?
I will post more on the subject, including the final inventory when I finish putting it all together. I'll even try to put up a review of the two Fish Pond bags as the look like they both are perfectly suited for the task.