Re: For your review (please be critical)
Oh, in the winter I tie in streaks. I might tie for a week straight, a dozen or so a day. I tie once the kids are in bed so I never get started till late at night. But then I might not tie for a few weeks. Sometimes I have a hard time getting motivated to tie, other times I can't stop!
The second pattern is a pretty traditional pattern called a March Brown Spider (I believe...), basically you use orange thread, hare's ear for the body, you can rib with either the tag end of the orange thread itself or a wire (I used the wire), tie in a soft hackle and finish with an orange head. In my opinion it is one of the greatest searching patterns. I've caught a few fish with those I'll tie one on with confidence if I can't figure out the bug situation. You should try some, you'll enjoy tying them!