It was a good first session for me. I tied some basic flies. Nothing difficult, but while focussing on technique, I noticed they were a bit sloppier at first. So as you go from left to right in the picture, the flies get progressively a little better.
Things I came away with:
1. getting much better tying on dubbing.
2. realized the importance of wrapping hackle feathers consistently fly to fly.
3. judging hackle feather size appropriate for fly.
4. I learned how to reattach my muffler to my car with iron wire.
I tied 5 “Soft Hacks Flies.”
– 3 size 14, 2 size 12
– olive/green dubbing
– partridge hackle
and… 1 “black fur ant”
– size 12
– black dubbing
– saddle hackle