I have a great naturally reproducing trout stream out my backyard (Kinnickinnic River - affectionately known as the Kinni) as well as many miles of other productive trout water nearby. I've been fly fishing and fly tying for close to 30 years. I got a start from my girl friend's dad (now my father-in-law for 24 years). After getting a start from him, I used magazines, books and the interwebs for additional help to improve my tying. I won't claim to great at it, but my ties do catch fish.
I've been stalking this site for a few weeks and have come to a similar realization as others that there are some phenomenal tyers on here and I sure do appreciate all they are willing to share. I'll try not to ONLY be a stalker and try to contribute where I can, but reality is that I'll gain WAY more from all of your shares than what I might contribute.
Thanks so much for the effort involved in making this a wonderful place to visit and help me to escape during lunches at work or downtime at home.