Re: Materials to buy
There are so many different types of nymphs, larva, and wets that it would take up this whole page. If you are a beginner then I would say stick with more popular but still very effective flies like pheasant tails, hares ear, copper john, zebra midges, and other nymphs and larva that don't take too many materials. I would get a good supply of pheasant tail, peacock herl, wires like copper and silver and maybe gold, goose biots, beads, and the best advice I can give you is to go on websites that show a lot of tying recipes for many popular patterns. I recommend a site called intheriffle.com. They have a website with tons of gear and materials and a youtube channel that show hundreds of patterns. Good luck.
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