Definitely a good start, one golden rule though (for every fly, ever). Never ever cut ends of tailing materials, always use the materials natural taper with feather fibres, tear marabou to shorten it and only ever cut floss tails square.
I know a lot of folk knock Simms for the price but I have a pair of g3s that are now in their 6th season (they get used 2/3 times a week) and they are still bone dry, I haven’t touched them with Aquasure or the like either. That to me is excellent.
I have another pair of the cheaper goretex...
Quality advice from Wobblyface, spin your bobbin holder anti clockwise when using utc or den threads and they will flatten out, great for thin even buzzer bodies etc and also much easier to split the thread for an alternative to dubbing loops and other split thread techniques.
8/0 uni thread for 18 upward Gary, you can get really thin threads but some are very slippery on the steel hook, others break quite easily and some will cut through some types of materials. 8/0 uni is very user friendly when you get a feel for tension and is thin enough for small flies with...
As title, bought last week and used once so mint condition, bought on a whim and I’ve got a few 10 foot 7 weights so looking to swap for similar quality/condition 9 foot 6 for a 6 or 7 line.
Will email pics to anyone interested.