by Gene Kaczmarek, Co-Chair
Are you coming to this year’s Fly Fishing Fair? If not, you’ll miss a great show. The list of fly tiers is just incredible. Not only will some of the best in the US be there, but an array of international tiers will be demonstrating there skills. This is your chance to learn from some of the best tiers in the world.
We have classes from Michael Meyers, on how to tie Effective Yellowstone Country Flies. Then there’s the ever popular Todd Collins and his George Grant Hair Hackle Flies. From across the big pond to the east we have Phil Geneix from Palladuc France showing you how the French use CDC, and you may want to also check out Frank Johnson’s class on "It floats like a duck". Again we are pleased to have Wayne Luallen present his “Thread Control” class, you won’t want to miss it. Henry Hoffman will be there with a class on “New tools for tying”, Dutch Baughman will offer demonstration on Spey and Dee Flies. For those interested in salt water style of flies Stephen Johnson will be teaching Enrico Puglisi Style Flies. Tom Logan will be teaching “Historic Wet Patterns for Modern Warm Water Applications” and presenting a program on “Laws Pertaining to Possession and Transportation of Natural Fly Tying Materials.”
The FTG (Fly Tying Group) has prepared “Minimum Skills Recommended for Students of Intermediate Fly Tying Classes” the description can be found on the FTG website, Fly Fair website or in an upcoming E-News. This document is intended to assist you with learning the most from classes that may interest you. We are also bringing back by popular demand the Fly Tying Video Theater. As you can see this year will be another star studded and fun event with over 100 of the best demonstrations and tiers anywhere.