Re: Small stream suggestions??
Most of the ESL's I come across are tied with a chenile egg. They work alright and are a bit less time to tie, but dont look quite as good IMHO.
As for McAfee's Shop, it has been replaced by Mossy's. I am under the impression the previous owner(Dennis) retired. The place is now run by Mike who is a nice guy and I think either worked for or knew Dennis well. It is in the same location off Dimond Blvd(at least since I have grew up) I dont know where it was in the 70s. Back then Dimond was a gravel road and a long ways from "town".
Mossy is my favorite fly shop in Anchorage. Small, quaint but with high quality staff. Just last week I picked up a Galvan T-8 with Rio Streamertip 400grn line from there. Mike was great with me.
As for the ESL's being sold there and other places, since I tie my own I ESL's I dont spend much time looking at them, but I am thinking that most are tied with chenile.