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.