The class went 21st century when they projected the instructor's image onto a screen.
A local newspaper sent a reporter and cameraman to profile the state's efforts to revive this course.
The gentleman standing closest to the projector screen is a former Wall Street type who must have made a ton of money because now he spends some of his time helping people discover fly-tying and fishing. He is a wealth of knowledge and a gentleman. He has been very helpful although his efforts on me maybe wasted.
My second fly (above) looked a lot better than the first one (trust me it did) but as you who are paying close attention can see it started to unravel. For reasons I can not fathom at this point, tying off is challenging my patience. Some times I am successful but not every time. Since I don't have a vise at the house yet, I am going to get to the next class a little earlier (or stay later) and have one of the instructors give me some additional help. This is not a hurdle that can't be overcome but I know that I have to master it or this will be a waste of time.
Since it seems that a good sense of humor is necessary for this endeavor, I am going to keep these treasures so that when the time comes I can look back and see the progress that I have made.
Also, last night I signed up for the next set of classes in February that will be focused on streamers (I am an optimist at heart).