By corresponding with my mentor and completing a Green Highlander, I became comfortable with the subject. I knew there was much more to learn and improve yet I felt that I was finally able to step onto the level to claim "I'm interested in Atlantic Salmon Flies". This is not a simple and easy hobby that one can take casually.

By January 2014 I became very comfortable and willing to explore more patterns. Regardless of what I would end up with it was a great journey. Each pattern that I attempted had enough fascination and attraction for me to spend several hours at my tying bench.