As an avid fly fisherman, I recently took up the activity of tying our own flies. At first I didn’t realize how intricate the activity can be, however the more I get into it the more complex our patterns become; There truly is an art form to tying flies, even the more simple ones appreciate clouser minnows, and our local fly shop has a bi-weekly party 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 appreciate that is helpful. At the last fly tying event, the Heating as well as A/C system in the building was malfunctioning so they ended up having to set up portable heating systems to keep the shop warm. There were a lot more people than was anticipated, so that helped keep the place warm, however separate from the little portable space heating systems it would have been pretty chilly and miserable in there; I grew up in the southern area of the country where it is relatively hot all year long, so I don’t care all that much for colder weather. I love the fall when there is a briskness in the air, however when the chilly of Winter season hits I would rather be elsewhere. I ended up resting 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 Heating as well as A/C system finally working soon, as I would not appreciate to see next month’s class be chilly appreciate this one.