The ASFI itself was a fantastic event, it is by far the best show i have attended. It was like one big family all getting together and doing what they love and are passionate about. Old friends together and many new friends made. It was a fantastic experience. I cannot thank you all and your team for making me so welcome and looking after not just me but us all.
The Saturday night at the banquet will be an experience that will stay with me for a long time. There was so much fun, some great sadness in the room and also so much generosity by many people. I have never seen so many people so emotional in the one room when the auction took place for Hoebies mother. It has restored my faith in humanity. Also when the fly tying tools were given to young Tyler after he announced on stage that he himself had a disability and had overcome it set the tears going again.
I cannot thank you all enough for what was a wonderful experience and a fantastic show.”
Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday April 16th starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.
If you have any items for the ASFI 2016 auction PLEASE bring them to next meeting !!! The event is just around the corner. If you want to be a sponsor or know of a potential sponsor for the event, please contact Megan.
I must add that Megan all by herself procured a substantial grant from the City of Renton !!! Awesome , and I congratulate you on this endeavor ….Kudos !!
Also, I will have Ghillie assignment of duties for ASFI 2016 at the March 19th meeting for your perusal.
Next IFFF tying meeting: Ellensburg Show April 29th and 30th,2016 ….. and if you can handle Hot wings be there Thursday evening !!!
The fly for the next meeting is one by Mikko Stenberg posted on his website Fly Tying Archive
The Francis Francis’s No 1 for The Suir
Tag: silver tinsel and orange-yellow floss
Tail: sprigs of bastard bustard and ibis
Butt: black ostrich
Body: red plum-coloured floss
Rib: silver twist
Hackle: light orange hackle, argus pheasant hackle at shoulder
Wing: a good bunch of green peacock herl, with strips of brown turkey with dun points mixed, one topping over all
Hook: No. 5
If you have any items for the ASFI 2016 auction or want to sponsor the event, please contact Jesse. If you want to or know of anybody who wants to sponsor the ASFI event please contact Megan or myself.
The fly for the next meeting, just because….BLUE JACKET ( Lemire, Harry)
TIP: Silver oval
TAG: Light blue
TAIL: Golden Pheasant crest and barred woodduck
Body: 2/3 flat silver tinsel,front 1/3 Black seal (generous)
Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday December 12th starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.
We will be tying The Game Keeper.
Please bring or pay your dues. I’ll be updating our roster after the meeting.
Invites have gone out for the tying shows in Albany, Lewiston, and Ellensburg. Be sure to get them in and try to hook up with fellow members to save on gas.If you are interested in tying at these shows….please contact me and I’ll get the info.
Our First meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday October 10th starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.
The FLY: Golden Drop (Kelson)
Hook: Bartleet 1/0
Tag: Gold twist and cream silk
Tail: A topping and Jungle cock
Butt: Black Herl
Body: In two sections; No. 1, gold tinsel and silver ribs, butted with toucan and black herl; No. 2, black silk and gold rib
Hackle: Orange, from center.
Wings: Light mottled turkey, golden pheasant tail,, turkey or swan dyed orange, light green, and scarlet; gallina, mallard, and a topping.
Sides: Jungle cock
Horns: Blue macaw
Please pay your dues of $40.00 USD made out to NWASFG at the meeting and give to Steve Brocco or mail to:
36515 SE 56th
Fall City WA 98024
United States of America
The Hoebie Swap Box will return with Nick Ricks in charge. I’ll bring the box the first meeting. The idea is to cull out odds and ends of your material and put in box for the other tyers that possibly could use.
Also, If you have any nice stuff worthy for the ASFI Expo next June…Please bring to the meeting and give to Jesse, Dareld, or Nick… Please put in nice plastic bag for protection… Megan will be bringing a description form to fill out and place in bag with item. We have already received some VERY nice donations and would like more. Good opportunity to clean up your fly tying abode !
We will also have a sign up list for those who want to help and participate in the event. We have 62 tyer/hookmakers signed up and this is YOUR opportunity to reach out and learn from the best !! If you cannot make it to the meeting and want to participate please email me.
For those interested we are having an ASFI committee meeting on October 3rd , 11:00 am at my house !!!
I am looking forward to seeing you again and tying during the dark hours of winter……and no electricity !!!
Great thanks to Mr Ted and Brad Niemeyer for providing such exquisite materials to our club. Such a gracious gesture !!
We will have a meeting Saturday, June 13th….with more materials
At the May meeting we will decide on when we should have a dyeing party…..so get your materials together and be prepared.
If you would like to be on the ASFI II 2016 committee…please e-mail me.
I want to thank all of you who attended the last meeting….too many to count….Vibrant and active….I’m proud of all of you and honored to be a part of this group (family of tyers)… To get an email/photo of a beautful Stevenson from a tyer who went home after the meeting and promptly retied it because HE wasn’t satisfied …..tells me a lot about the character of individuals we have in this group. My hat goes off to you !!!