As an avid fly fisherman, I recently took up the hobby of tying my own flies. At first I didn’t realize how intricate the hobby can be, but the more I get into it the more complex my patterns become. There really is an art form to tying flies, even the more simple ones like clouser minnows. Our local fly shop has a monthly get together with other local fly tiers and they give seminars on different flies. There are numerous different patterns for fresh and saltwater, so having a resource like that is helpful. At the last fly tying event, the HVAC system in the building was malfunctioning so they ended up having to set up portable heaters to keep the shop warm. There were a lot more people than was anticipated, so that helped keep the place warm, but without the little portable space heaters it would have been pretty cold and miserable in there. I grew up in the southern part of the country where it is relatively warm all year long, so I don’t care all that much for colder weather. I enjoy the fall when there is a briskness in the air, but when the cold of winter hits I would rather be elsewhere. I ended up sitting right next to one of the little portable space heaters, so I stayed pretty toasty through the whole seminar. I hope the fly shop gets their HVAC system working soon, as I would not like to see next month’s class be cold like this one.