thanks for the advice! this is all new to me. (I hope my questions are helpful to others in the same boat as I am.)
so Madison boats, let's say I'm tying up quill gordons in size 14 and 12. Is That what you're talking about when you refer to size? I've been focusing on learning to tie proper proportions, sizes, and hackle. But last night I tied up some amazing looking flies, but i just didn't have the correct colors.
Oh by the way, Are nymphs really the colors we tie them? They look black to me!