My Grandpa taught me fly tying at a young age when very few synthetic materials were available. When I look at his fly boxes today with flies that I will never fish, since this is his legacy to me, I don't see flashabou, synthtic dubbing, bead heads or synthetic hairs. I see feathers, hair and steel. When I was browsing through You Tube today, I saw a new fly tying product called Nuclee R. It is a synthetic dubbing, hair like material, that reflects UV light and you can heat treat it to mold into shape. I realized, being a traditionalist myself, that if fly tying and flies incorporate, hot glue, epoxy and heat treated plastics, aren't we just re-inventing the wheel and making lures? Let me know what you think?