This thread surely brings up old times. Almost seventy years ago I was just getting into bait casting with fly fishing interests being postponed until Uncle Sam had no further use for me. Remember when fly tying materials meant Herters? Shops in smaller cities could only get stuff on special order. If you wanted squirrel, fox, rabbit or pheasant you went out and shot one. Hackle came from local chickens. And all Catskill pattern dries called for two feathers because no one feather would be long enough. BUT we had just as much anticipated fun.