Re: your thoughts on synthetics
Good comments, pretty much sums up anything intelligent I might have to say. I like the aesthetics of some natural fibres, sometimes tying a fly from the past is kind of enhanced when using the original natural materials. I really believe that we will continue to see additions and improvements in the Synthetic selection as the textile companies continue to look for new ways to make clothing easier, cheaper and more attractive.
Selfishly perhaps I hope nobody ever finds a successful synthetic substitute for feathers.
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