I'd like to introduce everyone to my friend and fly tier extraordinaire Jay Zimmerman. He'll be rounding up tying tips, materials, patterns and all the other craziness that goes along with fly tying for the Tie Talk segments. According to Jay's bio he's worked as an archaeologist, infantry paratrooper, commercial halibut fisherman, hunting guide in Alaska and Canada, fly fishing guide, carpenter, has written and published a book of fishing stories, and perhaps most importantly for us he's a contract fly designer and has quite a few commercial patterns with Umpqua feather Merchants. He's really into warm-water patterns, but knows it all. If you're at all into fly tying or a little fishing entertainment you really should check out his site.