Well, I started fly fishing two years ago and I have wanted to learn to tie ever since. I found out about the PHW fly tying classes through the VA two weeks ago and decided to give it a shot. The first night was a disaster and I really didnt end up with anything that looked like it would catch a fish, but I learned a few basics. I went home and learned a bit more on the net and this past thursday we tied some scuds.
I tied a few variation to learn different techniques. I was pretty happy for my first attempts.
A few days later I went out and picked up some tools and materials to try and do some tying on my own (thanks to 900Fusion for helping me decide where to start!) After alot of youtube watching and online tutorials I started working on some basic wooly booger variations to try this spring at my cabin for Dollies and rainbows.
And before I quit I tied my first dry fly with a few extra materials I had laying around. Probably going to try to improve on this one!
All in all, I am pretty happy with my first few attempts and I can see this taking up a chunk of my time in the off season!