I'd love to see some of your patterns, if you have pictures post them on the "what have been tying today" thread, which is an excellent running thread with piles of fly photos. Or start a caddis fly picture thread.
Anyway, welcome and thanks for the post. I agree yet for some reason still tend to tie on a PT or Hare's Ear nymph if I am prospecting underwater. That is going to change this season!