I have fished for years with bought flies as they are so cheap! Something I seldom say, but then realised that I know nothing about these flies as there are a million patterns and most are not recognisable types. i also thought it would be nice to catch on your own fly.
I am an old-school toolmaker and sometimes use a basic reel that i made, which is sometimes satisfying, and like fishing sometimes frustrating. I would also like to make a vice one day (not literally in one day!) and wonder if there are any drawings?