I am an old, fat fart that still enjoys the outdoors and working in the shop. My current interest is air rifle FT shooting and catching Carp on the fly. Heck, I remember when if you caught a carp you would never tell a soul. I remember when monofiliment did not exist and black braided line was the line of choice on a bait cast reel with no free spool. I started fly tying with a few feathers and buck tails and a Herter's fly tying guide in hand. I didn't know a single person that fly fished and started with a Shakspear wonder glass 8 weight monstrosity. This forum has taught me more in the last couple of years than I learned in many, many years of self taught tying and fishing.