Tiers often ask, "How can I become involved with the Fly Tying Group?" The answer: "Lots of ways!" It just depends on how involved you want to be. Look over our content and you'll get a good idea of who we are and what we are up to.
Read through our various projects, and if something interests you, contact us.
As a member of the Fly Tying Group, make sure you join us for the annual Tiers' and Liars' BBQ, which is held at the International Fly Fishing Fair. The purpose of the BBQ is to thank all the Fly Tying Group members and demonstration tiers, and to give everyone a chance to meet and talk about tying. You can also join us for the Board meeting, which is typically held just prior to the BBQ. It is open to all Fly Tying Group members. Anyone can help out with creating or soliciting items for the Bucket Raffle held during the BBQ. Tiers often will do up a collection of their flies or frame some of their flies or those of a tier or tiers in their club.
If you are looking for suggestions, here are just a few possibilities:
Communcations Committee: Helpers, Writers, Organizers
Buszek Winners: We have a section on our website with histories of many (but not all) of the Buszek Winners. We have some material on the others and just need someone to put it into a page. Also, if you surf the Internet, you can find out more about them and update our files. It would be great to have some photos of their patterns and some pattern recipes. These can often be found in books, on the net, or in collections of senior tiers. We just need a energetic person to hop on it! Contact David Nelson (below).
Tying At the International Fly Fishing Fair: We are always looking for good tiers. Also, if you are active within your Council, we need to know who is the Tying Chair for each Council. It sometimes changes on a yearly basis, and we may not know who is in charge--please keep us up to date. If there is a project that you feel needs to be done, are willing to do the work, but need a platform and organizational help, contact Carl Ronk, Fly Tying Group Chairman.