I like the idea of a salon pertinent to the season, and I almost called for a chironomid salon. However there was some concern about the salon topic being too specific. And with JohnK's recent, excellent 'mid pattern posting... I thought about just a damsel/dragon salon...but the specificity and ScottP's great dragon/damsel SBSs... All that said, I'm going to go with a general stillwater salon. For many of us not near the Sound or close to winter-runs, lakes are the primary water de jour and will continue to be for a couple of months or more. So how about seeing some of your favorite stillwater patterns! 'Mids, leeches, damsels, dragons, scuds, callibaetis, boatmans/backswimmers, generic lake attractors, even baitfish, caddis, or flying ant patterns you've had luck with in lakes. There has been a fair amount of postings recently on chironomids and leeches, as there always are. If you're looking for a little variation...there are always the later spring bugs--callibaetis and damsels/dragons. Feel free to mention any special/specific tying or material notes. And while this is centered around the tying/pattern, don't hesitate to mention any fishing notes. I doubt many of us only tie and don't fish, so let's hear it--what line or leader, retrieval notes, times of the year or seasonal effectiveness, etc. No need to write an epistle, but a line or two might be helpful for any newbies. Feel free to post multiple times--quantity won't be the deciding factor. But I'm all for encouraging more participation, not less.