Hoping for the same Rob (20 - 30 flies). As I read it, I took it to being (for 5 tiers) as 3 patterns per tier, 2 flies per tier per pattern (minus yourself). So, 3x2x4 = 24 flies. If there are 10 participants, I would guess it would be dropped down to 2 patterns per tier, and 2 flies per tier per pattern, so 2x2x9 = 36 flies. Is this correct @SeattleFarq? If you are tying a soft hackle without a wing (Partridge & Orange, e.g.), 18 of those shouldn't take too long. If you are tying a winged wet, and are as anal retentive as I am, one fly (at least the winged portion) might take you an extra 5 minutes per fly, which is considerable when you multiply by 18. I'm into tying the winged wets right now though, so I am in as long as we set the max at 36 flies. Over that and I think I might have to pass. Maybe we can get some clarification today. I would also be fine with 3 patterns with only 1 fly, so 3x1x9 = 27 (assuming 10 tiers). Anyone interested in Parmechene Bells, Trout (Fontinalis) Fins, or similar color schemes? Or are we more interested in bug representatives? I want you all to get these baby's wet (possible poor choice of wording...), so I don't want to tie a bunch of flies that are going to sit around in a box cause they are too off the wall or too colorful.