I was a little frustrated last night because I couldn’t think of a topic to write about for my blog today. This morning, still nothing. I received a package from regular contributor, Al Quattrocchi. I opened it up and found a couple versions of a fly that will run in the Jan/Feb 2012 as the feature fly. I don’t want to give away too much because I’m particularly excited about running this one. It’s a very interesting popper. As I examined this popper, it reminded me of an argument I got into with someone years ago. I was being accused of not being pure because I was using a foam popper. It was his opinion that using certain synthetic materials was a no-no if you wanted be considered a real fly fisherman. While I think his mindset was pretty extreme, I definitely think there’s a point where you are tying an “artificial lure” and not a fly. But my question is, how far is too far?