Not sure how I missed this piece of work by Anthony Naples. But, more important than the nice pattern options are a few sentences that summarize so well the fly tying experience:
“Well, as many of you can probably attest, fly tyers have trouble sticking to the recipe. We feel the urge to add a little bit of this, a little dash of that – it’s part of the fun….The possible variations are endless. Are they necessary? Probably not. The original will catch lots of fish for you. But flytying is a lot like the blues, and rock-and-roll. It’s the same three chords, endlessly tinkered with. And every once in a while a classic is born. So get the fingers loosened, practice some scales, learn a couple of chords and create your own classic.” Very nicely phrased!!!!