I've been tying flys for many years now, and like many others I have
found that most of my tying materials are totally useless for tying
Salmon flys! I have Radencich and Alcott's books,and have spent many
hours on this forum going thru the older posts.
One problem for beginners is what materials to buy and what not to buy.
To buy all thats available a person might have to auction off a body
part or two just to pay for it! And if the other half finds out how much
you spent you might lose a few important body parts!
If you search "materials" on this board you get 24 pages,most of which
don't deal with materials. So I had the though that someone could make
a beginners list. A list with the bare minimum of what a person has to
have. There are posts here that offer hints of what you might need but
you really have to look. A person will run into alot of interesting and
helpfull posts while searching, so going over old posts is a good idea
for everyone. I thought it might be good to make a "You will need
these materials list" Hopefully this list should cover most of the
beginner type flys that people should start on. Anyway I thoght this
might be a good topic for a sticky post.