It has been a while, but I was fairly active on this form about 6 years ago. Cancer took me out of the game for a while, but I beat it and I am finally able to spend some time at the vise again. Just a quick PSA (and I don't want to dwell on it, but I feel obliged to say this) men get breast cancer, it's not fun, learn to check yourself as it might save your life.
So since most of you will not remember me, my name is Mike, I have been tying since the early 90s and my favorite flies to tie are classic pattern Catskill drys. But I also do some warm water fishing when the trout are not cooperating and tie quite a few flies for bluegill. I'm sorry to see that the old pattern database seems to have disappeared , but I was able to find a picture of one of my bluegill inventions from the old days, the Woven Bluegill Spider, and I'll add in a picture from my latest efforts to re-master the Troth elk hair caddis in size 20, a great fly for PA trout, but challenging in terms of proportions.
I have started a YouTube channel. I do a fair amount of video work for some other hobbies and thought it might be fun to try my hand at fly tying videos. I don't know if we are allowed to post links here, so I'll just say that you can look me up as FrequentTyer on YouTube. Not much there yet, but I'll probably be adding a few videos each month.
Thanks for reading, and if by chance you remember me please take a minute to say hello. My memory is a bit foggy, so I might not recognize you otherwise 😉