Fairly regularly I get asked how I go about tying 'a crap load' of flies. Th simple answer is that I break it down in to smaller more manageable parts. This particular order was for six dozen Johnny Darters, and here are a few shots of the process.
First thing is to collect all the materials for the pattern in question. I then place the materials I will need for the first hook in front of me and prep them. For this particulare pattern I plucked the Grizzly Marabou, separated out single strands of tan yarn, and founs the end of a ball of Polar Chenille.
Working through the back hook I will grab more materials as needed, but generally that is only needed if I lose or break one of the prep materials. I then prep the materials for the front hook and lay them out. For this pattern that was a Australian possum hide, three and a quarter inch rubber legs, and red bead chain eyes.
Then I finish up the flies and smile at the pile in front of me!