I just went out tonight and bought all the neccessary equipment to begin tying flies, I held out on getting any fly materials however, as I am still deciding what I need. My question is, from a technical standpoint, which flies are going to be the best for me to tie at this point. I won't be fishing with them until at least spring (fly rod will be coming for christmas), so I'm more interested in patterns that will help me develop certain tying skills, rather than just the most popular fly for <insert fish here>. I'd rather just buy materials for specific flies as I need them, rather than buy a whole bunch of stuff all at once that I may not need, so are there any patterns you guys would reccommend as good flies to learn on? I've been told streamers are the easiest to tie, but if you guys have other advice or specific patterns in mind, I would greatly appreciate the advice, as I just need a good place to start.