Hi all, I live in Christchurch, NZ. I have been tying "utilitarian" flies since I was a young guy, but a few years ago desired to tie a better-looking fly. I started to get involved in forums and think I've watched all of Davie McPhail's videos. I really enjoy seeing how experienced tiers break a fly down into its parts, and how they put one together so precisely. I enjoy fly tying as a hobby in its own right - if I could never fish again, I'd still enjoy tying. Apart from filling boxes to the brim, tying lets me dream of fishing, lets me escape for a little while. I follow a number of blogs, and am involved in a couple of forums. I must say this is a very nice, friendly site.