I've been fly fishing for 30 years. I've never tyed flies. I've haven't seen anything about this fly tying naming priority bullshit until Billy posted it.
It makes ya wonder what the hell is happening in mom's basement.
I love it when this thread pops up. Always a good read.
Lets face it though. Until aliens provide us with a plethora of new to us materials or Sasquatch hair makes it on the market, where all just tying variations of probably less than 100 base fly patterns.
I can say this as the only truly innovative fly tier on of WFF with my Mike Pence Fly Fly. I’m like the Elon Musk of fly tying over here.