Well guys i got bit in Alaska by something that has given me a huge urge to start tying my own flies again. I tied a few 35 yrs ago and was not very good at it at all. Well now i bought a vise, Bucktails, Yarn of different types, several different kinds of sparkly yarn, a bunch of other things, some of the stuff i bought i dont even know the name of and 8 different spools of 210 denier UTC thread all to tied up some Sockeye flies for on the Kenai. Mind you 10.00 worth of flies bought at the store up there would have done me fine but no i needed to tie my own. Is there a cure for this??? I need to find a good Sockeye hook and i am ready to have at it. I am looking for a straight eye short shanked hook and i will be tying. I hope there is a cure for this! Do any good patterns come to mind for a beginner? Any help would be great!