This is awesome. I'm learning to tie off of some of these (and I eagerly await the day when I have the skills to tie more). The Index is huge - any flies that you think I should especially focus on as effective patterns that aren't too hard to tie?
Focus on thread control and proportions; learn those and there’s not much you can’t tie (not counting full-dress salmon flies). I don’t try to tie hard flies; some just may have a few more steps than others. Thanks for the kind words.