hi all, started tying 30 years ago now. but started a family and bought a house and you know how that goes. too much to do not enough time. so have not tied in about 10 years. a few weekends ago I took our cub scout pack camping, and we decided to teach them how to tie jig heads for some ice fishing we were planning on doing that weekend with the boys. so I broke out all my equipment and supplies and brought it up for the weekend. my son is 1 of the cubs, and he and all the cubs loved it. they had so much fun learning to tie flies. and they even managed to catch a few fish too.
so now I have decided to get back into tying. and get my son involved also. in doing some online research i found this forum. it is a very informative site and I have spent many nights reading past posts.I am buying him his own rotary vise on ebay. I am in the process of making us a couple of fly tying stations. I have lots of supplies to get us started, but I will be making a trip to a local store that has some stuff soon. I also plan on buying some stuff for us online when I find a good local store to buy from.
what is a good way of teaching my son how to tie? I am right handed and he is a lefty. so we could maybe face each other and he could do as I do. would that work? what are some good easy patterns that I could start with for him? any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all.