I've purchased a couple Fly Tyer mags and enjoyed them. My only issue is that a lot of the patterns in the one I have are rather exotic. Perhaps not exactly exotic, but a bit too much for a newb tyer like me. Plus when 90% of the fish near me are smallies and cats
, I don't need too many different patterns.
I tend to spend more time looking for web sites that have instructions that allow me to duplicate the pattern for myself.
The fish in my area aren't too picky anyhow.