Re: Any headache saving tips for a new tyer? (besides don't start the addiction)
+1 on the preceding comments.
I've been tying flies for less than a year, love it, and still have lots and lots to learn. Can't emphasize enough the value of fly tying lessons. Great opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn about different materials before you buy lots of things you really don't need. Perfect example is what applications the different feathers are best suited for.
Welcome to the addiction!