Fly Fishing egg patterns called glo bugs are the easiest to learn how to fly but fairly difficult to master. Not to mention the waste of egg yarn. By making a simple tool out of a soda straw you can tie perfect glo bugs all day long with a minimum of waste. Tying globugs the old way I got about a dozen per foot of egg yarn, with the new tool I get 40+ per foot. Here's a youtube view of how I do it.
You can follow the steps here or you can go directly to youtube and watch a video on how to do it.
Step 1: Make the egg tying tool
Step 2: Dress the hook
Place your hook in the vice and pinch the barb down. I pinch the barbs down on my hooks because it no only makes the hook easier to remove from the fishes mouth but it also makes it easier to remove the hook from your clothing and skin. Dress the hook, as you dress the hook tie in a piece of weighted wire. For the weighted wire you can use lead, copper, or any of the other lead substitues sold on the market.