The post really hit home with me as my 4-1/2 year old daughter Lilly took a similar interest in my tying a few weekends ago - the weekend I was tying up the orange woolly bugger for Halloween. Lilly came over to my little fishing nook in our basement and said "Daddy, I want you to tie me a fly." I love the fact that she calls pretty much anything we put on the end of her Barbie rod a fly.
Of course I said OK, how could I not, and I asked her what she wanted it to look like. She was adamant that she wanted it to have "a pink tail and be furry like Caesar (our dog)." I gently pushed a few bags of materials in front of her to choose from and she quickly picked out the tinsel and plastic ribbing.
Is it the tightest tie I've ever done? No. Lilly literally sat on my lap (fidgeting like a 4 year old does) while I tied this up, so neatness wasn't a top priority. The priority was a pink tail, and if you hold it in the light just right...you know that tinsel does in fact shine a pretty shade of pink.
Anybody else tie flies (or make lures) for/with their kids?
Would love to hear about it either in the comments below; or heck even better, if you've got a blog write & share your own post about it.