I was sitting at my bench late last night whipping up some flies for a swap and doing a little experimenting when I came to some thoughts. It would be nice for new tyers on the site if there was a sticky or something that kinda gave a little description of what to look for when buying materials at a fly shop. I've come to the realization that not all deer/elk hair is created equal and some of the stuff I bought in the beginning is just crap. That purchase might have been avoided if I knew what I was supposed to look for when buying it. A list of basic tying techniques like how to spin deer hair or how the create parachutes written in a little more detail than standard SBS post already on the site might help a few entry level tyers get the hang of those techniques and have less frustration. Obviously these not not be in every SBS, but just a single post tucked away somewhere to reference when needed. As I develop as a tyer and improve on some skills I am loving spending time at the vise. So a thank you to many of you forum members for the help and encouragement as well as posting pictures of your creations to inspire me.