I said I'd never venture back into tying flies, but here I go again. My interest is primarily soft hackles, so my investment in materials is pretty small...and that's the way I want to keep it. I just picked up some materials & tools from my local fly shop, I'm waiting for a vise I bought off ebay and I'm gonna order some specific hooks that the local shop didn't have. I already have a few spools of Pearsall's gossamer silk to get me going. So, this winter I'll head down to the basement, fire up the kerosene stove, tie flies and sip a bit o' whiskey.