No one is “good” at tying flies there first time. I’m definitely no different. There are some hooks that have seen multiple patterns and materials laid over them just to be ripped off and started anew. Going through and spring-cleaning the materials box I came across my “graveyard”, it reminded me of the zombies and “frankensteins” I started out with. A year into casually tying 2-3 nights a week I am much better than I was but my flies wouldn’t compete with the perfections you see at fly shops or megastores; but they still catch fish. I’ve arrived at one of my first conclusions into tying: You don’t have to create patterns that catch fisherman, just flies that catch fish.