My name is Duane and I live in Reno, Nevada. I started tying and flyfishing in 1978 when I lived in Burley, Idaho. I took an extended leave of absence from my vise for about 20 years and am just now getting back into it. I'm really looking forward to becoming re-acquantied with the art and learning about all the new synthetic materials which didn't exist when I started.
I'm thinking about trying out one of the rotary vises. I still have the original Thompson A that I bought for $10.00 back in 78.
I also still have most of the feathers and furs from then, some of which are currently being debugged. The improvement in the quality of genetic hackles is mind-boggling.