NW Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo

I had a great time the last two days at the NW Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo.  I had taken a lot of great pictures, but had my camera and tying stuff stolen Saturday night – so unfortunately no pictures.

I had the privileged to chat with Bill Blackstone Friday morning.  The class on Rogue River half-pounders went well. I stopped by and chatted with James Flaherty and watched him tie his George Grant woven hackle flies.  He does a great job with those patterns.

On Saturday I tied with my daughter Erica for the first few hours.  I was excited to have her tie at a show with me for the first time.  Hopefully there are many more to come.  I enjoyed chatting with everybody that stopped by to watch us tie.  I am working to get a step-by-step directions for the woven stoneflies that I was demonstrating tomorrow.  After tying I was able to watch many good tyers.  I was able to trade flies with Rockwell Hammond Jr and Monte Smith.  At the banquet on Saturday night I won a wonderful spey fly plate with 24 great tyers. Then it was capped off finding out that my car had been broken into and I lost my camera and fly tying stuff.  I hope to see everyone again next year.

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