"A lot of tyers are realizing that “what is a fly?” doesn’t matter as much as whether a pattern can be cast with a fly rod and if it mimics the bait profile and swim pattern. I think that mindset is the most important moving forward."
"It is inspiring to see a younger and more diverse group of people getting interested in fly tying. You see a massive exchange of knowledge information that just hasn't been possible in the past. Modern fly tying needs more passionate, creative young people getting into the sport with fresh ideas, especially people from communities that haven't really been given the opportunity to engage I'd also like to see a bigger push for sustainability in fly tying."