Many people say that having a family life cuts seriously into your fishing time. And while there is a whole lot more to be said on the subject they do have a point.
One area in which having a family actualy improved my fly tying experience is photography: having started a family I found it justified to upgrade from my trusty Canon G series compact that served me so well on my fishing trips to a grown up SLR. I am satisfied with the result.
This is my CDC Redhead, a pattern that served me well over the last few seasons.