11-16-2000, 07:19 PM
My daughter posed the question a few days ago. I responded with my typical retort to this question - socks. Being fresh out of school and making the big bucks, this didn't amuse her, she wants to play Santa Claus. So I told her to get me a gift certificate to the Bears Den (the local flyshop). But don't you want something under the tree, she asked. I thought to myself, I'd prefer to see you pay down those school loans. Over the next few days I found myself blurting out "Pungo" or "10 weight DFR" when she was within earshot (not really). Anyhow, the reality is, if I don't provide direction I'm going to end up with a project like a couple of pallets of pavers to expand the patio or something. So I think I'll direct her to a flytying vise. I'm thinking the Renzetti Traveler. I know this topic has been beaten to death but are there any other suggestions or recommendations out there?