Part of being a commerical fly tier is that it gets harder and harder to tie flies for yourself! This isn't a bad thing, but I find myself getting irritated with patterns in my head that I want to experiment with. It eventually gets to a point when I actually do get to experiment the end result can be very satisfying. I came across these barred dyed artic sheep patches from Dave at http://www.tiethefly.com/ and I knew right away what I wanted to do with them. The hair fibers on these patches are easily 8 inches long and the barring makes them extra fishable. The vernewto festered in my head for over a year, and now the perchy spey came to head in just a few short weeks. Now I gotta take these out for a test drive very soon.