I would like to introduce myself.
In 1970's I was introduced to flyfishing in a High-School Fly-Tying class, where we learned to tie flies,built a Fenwick Fiberglass Fly rod,and learned how to cast. I purchased fly tying materials in a small Walnut Creek shop located under a freeway until I graduated HS. After that I built Bamboo Fishing rods and rolled glass rod blanks (thus mrbamboo), until I sold that business off in the late 1990's. After that I found a gentleman in Kenya who sold me flies for 5 cents apiece, so I purchase many of them (about $5,000 worth). Now I am retired and have quite a bit of fly tying materials and equipment, and now have the time to fish.