11-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Re: How much material
You might want to try buying stuff for 1, 2 or 3 patterns at a time, in stead of trying to get a whole bunch of stuff all at once ---- or worse, buying a whole bunch of random stuff
Look at the recipes for tying some basic flies that you'll actually use and get the material to tie them.
Some popular patterns to start for trout that are not too difficult and use relatively inexpensive materials that are also used in many other patterns would be stuff like:
Pheasant Tail Nymph
Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph
As you work your way through some of the basic patterns you'll also be building up and inventory of different types of hooks and sizes, and materials.
Give us an idea of what you'd like to tie and we could probably suggest a shopping list...