I recently found something new to be obsessed about, as my wife so fondly reminds me.....
I recently purchased a cheap vise and a few tying tools from bass pro and I experimented with tying my own Bully's Blue Gill Spiders and Hum Bugs. The results looked like someone had a seizure playing "cats cradle".
But I still caught fish!
Last night there was a terrible misquito hatch taking off from my favorite pond and the Gills were all surface feeding. I managed to land a few by casting my franken-flies into the feeding frenzy.