I agree, it was a great show.
I underspent you by about 50% but I met a trio of tyers that specialize in tying up classic wets, streamers and salmon flies. In addition to their work, each of them also had a huge stash of materials for sale. Needless to say, it was a "kid in a candy store" day for me. Over-feathered and happy, I left the show thinking about what patterns I'd start tying up today.
Separately, I zipped around the corner of one of the aisles at the show and there was Kathy Beck doing a casting tutorial at the 100' indoor pool. Couldn't pass that one up! What a nice, easy casting stroke she has. Distance - no problem, accuracy - no problem and visual effort - virtually non-existent.
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