Sorry but I've never stepped on a hook but.......
I've gotten one in the thumb that required a trip to the emergency room for removal
Oh and then there was the one in my cheek that got there by an errant cast on a windy day
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.
YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!
Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!
You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.