I saw a thread in another sub-forum and figured I try to be more area specific. I'm getting back into fly fishing after dabbling in it a long time ago. I'll be fishing mostly in western MA, southern VT, and maybe northern CT. I'll be spending a lot of time of the Swift, Miller's, and Deerfield Rivers. I'm getting my tying kit updated and I'd like to get a good box together in the next couple months in prep for spring. I consider myself a real novice when it comes to tying, but want the challenge and satisfaction of catching fish on my own stuff.
I'm looking for a few good basic patterns I should concentrate on becoming proficient with. Drys, wets, nymphs, streamers. Sizes? Colors? etc. I'll probably try some poppers for bass and panfish, also.
Any suggestions would be useful. Thanks.
--Seriously...it was THIS big!