I had planned on staying for most of the day and did a couple of laps looking for something new, or something old, something I needed or did not. I usually drop about a $100 at the saddle bins but this year I passed. There comes a point where you really do need something but can't remember if you already have it or not. In the end you either double buy or go without it.
We scored a table on a busy Shady Saturday night that was located under a screen that had "Running the Coast" playing. It was just a fitting if not a well choreographed setting. As the players to my left, who've been in the game for a long while, held court, Levi would, without much thought or hesitation, just chime in unfiltered at times. At first, I didn't know if I was annoyed or just fascinated by him. He made us laugh. He showed such an interest. And, he really knew a lot about everything. He was a true student in the game of fly tying and fly fishing.