Okay, a quick story (as you guys know, I have a million of them) and then I'll let you get back to the pattern. So I came up with a new steelhead pattern and Rocky and I were standing in a steelhead river known only by "S". I pulled the pattern out of my box and handed it to Rocky for him to peruse. He looked at it and said it looked good to him. Then he tossed it in the river. He tossed it in the river. I freaked and asked him what the hell he was doing! He answered sheepishly that he thought I had already tied it on my tippet.