Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 9 reviews
8 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Disappointed with the Master Series Tool Set -
By: Michiganfly from Michigan
I purchased the tools as a "set" primarily because of the pouch, (to keep my tools together, organized and tidy), the completeness of the set; and because of my prior experience with a similar set purchased about 6-7 years ago from Orvis. I was willing to pay a premium versus buying individual tools to keep things organized for trips to the stream. Unfortunately, this kit's functionality is compromised because the quality of the leather (very stiff). Additionally, the bodkin is too long to permit proper closure of the kit, and the hackle plier grips were improperly aligned during manufacture. Overall thumbs up on the concept of selling the tools in a kit, thumbs down on kit quality. Fortunately, Orvis has a great return policy so it was a marginal cost to try the product.
By: Karess from prince george canada
I bought this along with a vice for my hubby as he is wanting to get into fly fishing. He is very happy with it for the most part. Likes the gold plating on the tools and says the tools are made to fit in your hand perfectly. There was only 1 or 2 tools that he said were OKAY while the rest are perfect for him. (sorry couldn't tell you which ones) Great starter
fly tying tools -
perfect starter set to supplement my tying. Would be a great starter for anyone
Flies on the run -
By: OldColonel from Maryland
OK, Sometimes you like everything in a neat little bundle that you can grab quick and take with you on the road. This tool kit pretty much fits that bill. Tool quality is exceptional and includes all the essentials to tie flies, except for a vice, some hooks and your choice of materials. The pouch looks very nice, but it is a bit flimsy. Too easy to lose a small (and costly) tool by accident. Looks great, but I would prefer a more secure version in a small wood and felt-lined case. Makes a nice gift for someone who loves to tie flies.
great tying items -
By: Queryc from Blairsville, GA
This kit is a great addition to any fly tying bench.
outstanding precision -
I have already relegated all my other tying scissors to clipping cat hair tangles. I love the heft, feel and precision of this set. While there is a minor issue of a couple of the tools not fitting to close the cloth case, I do not use these with my travel tying set so it is of no issue. Orvis has definitely come through for me again.
Master Series Tool Set -
By: dhyde from Emeryville, CA
First time fly tying and I was overwhelmed with all the tool options so I opted to buy this kit while I continue to learn about all the various tools. These things are not listed in the description so I called to find out: These tools are made from stainless steel with brass handles. The bobbin comes with a ceramic insert. All of the tools are high quality and look great. The pouch keeps everything nice and organized for travel. The reasons this item doesn't get 5 stars : the larger set of scissors fray the thread unless you pull it tight and due to the serrated edge I can't sharpen them myself. The smaller arrowhead scissors work great though. The picture makes it look like the handles have no gloss but mine are shiny and don't have that old brass appearance. The threader doesn't travel cleanly through the bobbin and it takes a couple go throughs to thread the bobbin. The last issue is that you can't close the flap of the suede pouch with out bending the threader wire. Other than that I'm really happy with my purchase and Orvis' customer service (as always) was fantastic.
Great Tool Kit -
By: flyman39 from nc
Top 500 Contributor
Needed new tools for many years. Finally decided on this set. Could not be more pleased. A great collection of "all you really need" tools that are of excellant quality. Highly recommended.