I remember the pattern, "the LLama". I bit on that one pretty hard, but it was a dud for my use. Seems everybody was into painted eyes in those days and the use of Woodchuck was a happening material. There was the "Woodchuck Caddis" too, if I recall. I still have the patch of Woodchuck I used to tie those flies. It's half gone and will probly remain that way.
I bit on photo- dyeing too and still have an unused plastic vile of silver nitrite which at that time was an expensive Xmas present given to me. Two duds. I traded my copy of "Fly Tying Materials" for "Where The Pools Are Bright And Deep".
There was a new way to fly fish the West. I went that way and left the east coast with way to many fads and commercial ideas as baggage in my style. I was quick to change. Today I feel comfortable wherever I fish. I landed in Colorado in 1970.
"As far down the river as he could see, the trout were rising, making circles on the surface of the water, as though it were starting to rain."- E.H., The Big Two Hearted River