Beginner Fly Tying Assistance, Please
Hello Everyone, I've met a few of you fine Gents and I am very happy to find this site. I need a few pointers as I just started Tying Fly's around Christmas time. I've been snow bound for a few weeks so I thought it would be a good time to learn Tying Fly's. I have a few basic questions and I would greatly appreciate any help. I have tied a few basic fly's but I need help in dubbing the body. I have noticed several You Tube videos, which do help.
1) Can you find good tying material at Craft Stores or should I stick to Bass Pro, Cabelas, Orvis etc.?
2) How many Whip stitches is standard to finish a fly?
3) When wrapping a shank with material like chanelle, do I wind it in the same direction as I wind the thread?
Thanks in advance for any help and I apologize if these are repeat questions.
Best Regards, Boser