As a fly tyer, one tends to live in a world where the battle between artistic flare and practicality is in a constant state of flux. Most tyers love to "create". We're always in search for that new perfect pattern, style or particular attribute that is going to set all other applicable patterns to the sidelines. Yet the practical or utilitarian side of our mind tends to come to grips rather quickly in our tying endeavors with the fact that more often than not it's the simplest and most basic patterns that bring more fish to the hand than any other.