On February 26, 2012 Shannon's Fly & Tackle and Dette's Trout Flies sponsored the 2nd Annual Sparse Grey Matter Fly Fest. This event is an informal get together of fly tiers and fishers. It's open to the public at no charge. Some of the best fly tiers in the region were there. And, go figure; they let me tie.
Here's a short video of the event. Check out Shannon's Fly & Tackle and Dette's Trout Flies in the January 2013 for news on next year's event. Who knows, they just might let me tie again.