Author Archives: Garren

Fly Tying Shows

It has been a while since I last posted – over a year. Since then I have attended several shows.  I enjoy going to the shows and seeing old friends and making new friends. I also enjoy taking photos at … Continue reading

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Atlantic Salmon Fly International – 2016

We are one month away from the Atlantic Salmon Fly International in Renton Washington. This is an amazing show with tyers from around the world attending.  This show was first held in 2014 and it was going to be a … Continue reading

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NW Expo 2016

I am a month late in posting these photos from the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo. This is one my favorite annual shows. There are many tyers to see and a lot to learn. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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Golden Demon

Here is my version of the Golden Demon. This was my steelhead tying mentor’s (Al Brunell) favorite fly. Al owned a flyshop in Gold Beach Oregon called Al’s Golden Demon Fly Den. Al was instrumental in my steelhead fly tying. … Continue reading

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No-name – Kumihimo Spey Fly

I am getting ready for the Fly Tying Rendezvous that is in Portland tomorrow. I have been tying a few kumihimo flies in preparation. Here is one of the ones that turned out okay. Please Share…

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Claret Brown

It has become a tradition at the NW Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo to have a spey plate, where tyers are asked to tie their interpretation of one fly. There are usually between 18 and 24 flies in the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo – 2016

The 2016 Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo is scheduled for June 3, 4, and 5 in Renton, Washington. This is the 2nd event, it was first held in 2014. The first year was a great show and I would recommend … Continue reading

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Midnight Spey – Kumihimo Woven Body

I am getting ready for the IFFF Fly Fishing Fair in Bend Oregon.  I will be demonstrating my kumihimo woven bodies.  Here is one I did this weekend called Midnight Spey. Please Share…

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Kumihimo Green Butt Skunk

After doing the Green Butt Skunk variations I wanted to do a woven body variation. Hook: Dave McNeese #2 Tag: Silver Tinsel Tail: Golden Pheasant Dyed Red Body: Chartreuse Floss and Artic Snow Dubbing.  Kumihimo – 8 black, 4 dark … Continue reading

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Green Butt Skunk Variations

I started tying a couple of Green Butt Skunk variations and it turned into a couple dozen.  It was fun to experiment with different hooks and materials.  I haven’t used calf tails for wings a lot, but ended up liking … Continue reading

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