Brand new to fly fishing and even newer to fly tying! Decided to take the plunge into tying after a Pulaski NY Salmon trip 2 weeks ago. Had a little instruction on the trip as we were there for 6 days doing nothing but fishing, eating, drinking, & tying. Three guys on the trip were tying and all 3 had the Renzetti Traveler. It is not in the picture below, but it is ordered and will be arriving on Thursday. I've decided instead of buying a whole bunch of random material I would pick 1 single fly and start there. I picked the Woolly Bugger as I know it is used quite often and def not the most difficult pattern to tie. I watched as many videos I could on different ways to tie this fly. Made a list of a bunch of stuff to tie this fly in a few variations and hit the shops with my "grocery list." The plan is to slowly add patterns and materials as I get better. Here is what I picked up to start...
Whiting Bugger Pack - Olive/Grizzly & Black
Marabou - Olive & Black
Chenille (Medium) - Olive, Dark Olive, & Black
Flashabou - Grey Ghost Pearl
Head Cement & Bottle w/ Applicator
Lead Wire - .02 & .03
Hooks - Mustad #79580 Size 6 & 10, Dai Riki #700 Size 10
Gold Beads - 5/32" & 3/16"
Ultra Wire (Small) - Olive & Black
Thread - Olive (3/0 & 6/0), Olive Dun (6/0), & Black (3/0 & 6/0)
Renzetti Traveler Vise
All Purpose Scissors
Whip Finish Tool
Would love to hear comments on how I did! Also, if there is anything I missed please let me know. Just keep in mind as far as tools and materials go I'm only interested in making Woolly Buggers presently. Figured picking 1 pattern at a time is a good way to buy exactly what I need, learn that fly, and then begin to expand.