I bought a Peak rotary vise, a few tools(bobbin, scissors), created accounts with wish lists at J Stockard and Feather-Craft but have no idea re hooks and thread. Been watching just about every YouTube video I can find but don't know which direction I should go. Was about to order a selection of UTC 70 and 140 but then I watch another video and think maybe Uni or Veevus. Thinking the Dai Riki hooks would be a good choice but I just don't know.
I'm going on a float/wade trip on the S Holston in TN at the end of the month but not expecting quick results in such a short period so sulphurs are out. Guides have a reputation to uphold so doubt they would like my newbie ties anyway. Might start with something simpler like a clouser for summer smallmouths if someone would just tell me which kind/brand of hooks and thread to start with.