December 2018 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday ,December,15th, 2018  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00. 

Great meeting last weekend. Some nice flies were tied and great participation. i would like to welcome two new members…Eric Foch and Peter Giffin.

Our next meeting should be filled with Holiday (Speyside) cheer. We will be having a silent auction to raise funds for guests tyers. Please bring items  for the auction.

For members who haven’t paid their dues ( $40 USD) please mail to Steve Brocco or bring to next meeting. I will be getting out a final roster of current members after the meeting and updating our email list.

Tying Fairs in the queue:

NW Fly Expo in Albany, March 8th and 9th, 2019.NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo – March 9 – 10, 2019

NIFFE in Lewiston,Idaho, March 14th – 17th, 2019  North ID Fly Fishing Expo (NIFFE) – Kelly Creek Flycasters, Inc.

Ellensburg Fly Fishing fair, May 3rd and 4th, 2019  Working Today for Tomorrow

ASFI 2020….Norway…June 26th thru 28th, 2020 ASFI – 2020

Just want to say what a great group we have….You get out there and share your passion thru tying events here and abroad, thru magazine publications, thru tying competitions, and fellowship !

I’m so proud of this family.

Other matters:

I want yo remind you to use the Library. Books must be checked out in advance from Dareld Thompson (skagitangler@gmail.com). 

Membership info and name tags…Steve Brocco… stevebrocco@gmail.com

NWASFG Shirts….Contact Angela Krahl at A custom Stitch..info@acustomstitch.com

Club business cards…I’ve nominated David Conover (hope you don’t mind)…davidconover@comcast.net

Smooth as Silk,
Dr Rock

November 2018 Meeting

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday ,November 17th, 2018  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00. 
 
I want to thank you all for helping make Mr. Baghaw’s visit very successful. It was a great turnout and hope you picked up a few “ pearls” from his demonstration.
 
I want yo remind you to use the Library. Books must be checked out in advance from Dareld Thompson (skagitangler@gmail.com). 
 
I will be updating the roster after the next meeting…so get your dues in to Steve Brocco to remain on the email list.
 
Our December meeting will be on the 15th and please bring some materials that you cull out for silent auction.
 
Our next fly will be The Major from Tolfreys. If you can’t find snipe …sub with a grizzly hackle. Also a Phillips hook would be favorable.
 
Black Dog

May 2018 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , May 19th,  2018  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
Announcements.
 
Ellensburg fly show…May 4th and 5th
 
North Idaho Fly Fishing  Expo in Lewiston….May 11th and 12th
 
ASFI 2018 in Mirimichi, NB…June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th
 
BTW…Ken Sawada retired and website ordering is down. Also Tweedside Tackle in in Kelso, UK is now defunct. Will miss the Sawada hooks.
 
The Fly for the next meeting will be the Black Dog (Kelson)
 
Recipe:
 
HOOK:  Old limerick
TAG:  Silver twist, Canary silk
TAIL:  Topping, Ibis
BUTT:  Black Ostrich
BODY:  Black Silk
RIBS:  Yellow silk and oval silver tinsel running on each side of it
HACKLE:  Black heron (sub Black dyed white earred pheasant) from third turn of yellow silk.
WINGS:  Two red-orange hackles back to back enveloped by two Jungle cock. Unbarred summer duck, bustard, amherst, scarlet and yellow swan (turkey), and two toppings
 
 

Black Dog

Black Dog

BLACKER 1

April 2018 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at the FALL CITY FIREHOUSE. on Saturday , April 7th, 2018 starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Fall City Roadhouse at 8:00.

Other announcements:

Ellensburg, Fly Fair , May 4th and 5th 2018 Fly Tyers

ASFI 2018 MIRAMICHI,NB JUNE 22,23,24 Atlantic Salmon Fly International

North Idaho Fly Show in Lewiston, May 11th and 12th. North ID Fly Fishing Expo (NIFFE) – Kelly Creek Flycasters, Inc.

Congrats to Ted Berkeley for taking home the hat that was wonderfully updated by Linda Bachand !!!

Steve Brocco will have some old tinsels for sale at the next meeting.

It was suggested by several members to tie the Blacker #1 at the next meeting. It has a very complex body …so perhaps tie it large and sub where necessary

BLACKER 1

BLACKER 1

Blacker1a

Blacker1b

Blacker1c

Blacker1d

March 2018 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

 
Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , March 17th, 2018  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
For those attending the Albany show. Don’t forget Todd’s get together on Saturday March 10th atarting around 6:30. BYOB.  590 Ben Vista Drive, Salem ,Oregon.
 
Other meetings:
 
Ellensburg, Fly Fair  , May 4th and 5th  2018 Fly Tyers
 
ASFI 2018 MIRAMICHI,NB JUNE JUNE 22,23,24   Atlantic Salmon Fly International
 
North Idaho Fly Show in Lewiston, May 11th and 12th.    North ID Fly Fishing Expo (NIFFE) – Kelly Creek Flycasters, Inc.
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dareld Thompson is organizing the library.I will be sending out email a list itemizing its contents. Please contact Dareld if you need anything so he can bring down to the meeting. it’s too much to transport the library to each meeting. 
 
Thanks so much Dareld!!
 
Smooth as silk,
 
Rocky
 
 
Tyers, we will be tying Harry Lemire’s Lady Carolyn’s Black Dog. When everthing settled I was not able to find it in Harry’s collection but I did have a photo that Harry sent me in the past.
So if the materials are not exact….please “don’t bust my chops”
 
Also I will include details of the BLACKER #1 ,at the tail end of this email, that we will be tying April. It is a complex fly and requires time to procure materials so I wanted to give you a heads up.
 
 
LADY CAROLYN’S BLACK DOG
 
TIP: SILVER OVAL
TAG: CLARET SILK
TAIL: CREST AND BLACK IC (OR SUB)
BUTT: BLACK OSTRICH
BODY: RICH YELLOW SILK
RIB: EMBOSSED SILVER
HACKLE:  BLACK SPEY TYPE HACKLE
UNDERWING: JC AND RED HACKLE TIP
WING: BLACK,YELLOW,RED DYED TURKEY, AMHERST. GP CREST
SIDES; PEACOCK HERL
CHEEK; PEACOCK FAMEL FEATHER /
HEAD:  BLACK OSTRICH
 

Black Dog

EPSON MFP image

EPSON MFP image

EPSON MFP image

EPSON MFP image

February 2018 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , February 17th, 2018  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
I want to thank you all for helping make Mr. Lee’s visit a successful. You all played a part in its success from Mark handling the video to Kristin making coffee. Thank you !!!
 
Nick Riggs will be Acting Presidente at the next meeting and will inform you of any issues that arise.
 
I will attempt to get a electronic roster to all of you once I get a little more info.
 
If you are at the Albany Expo…a fabulous meal will be provided at Mr. Todd Yorke’s house on Saturday starting around 6;30. His address: 590 Ben Vista Dr S., Salem, Oregon.
 
BTW…I encourage you to use the library…many useful books and videos of past tyers that may be helpful. Please contact Dareld if you are inclined.
 
Smooth s silk,
 
Rocky
 
 
Our fly next month will be The Infallible (kelson)

The Infallible (kelson)

The Infallible (kelson)

January 2018 Meeting

Hi Tyers,

 
It is with great pleasure to announce our next meeting January 20th and 21st, 2018. We will have a guest tyer at this two day meeting…
 
Jin Woo Lee !!! Jin ties “wicked” looking creative and classic salmon flies. They are absolutely over the top and I really encourage you to attend and pick up some ideas to improve your fly tying.
Check out Facebook and take a look at his flies.
 
 
Weekend Schedule: click on attached links for locating activity venues
 
SATURDAY
 
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast at the Egg and Us in ISSAQUAH.  The Egg & Us Restaurant—Issaquah
 
9:15 – 4:00   Jin presentation with a short lunch break. This will be at the King County Library Administration Bldg. in ISSAQUAH. Service Center | King County Library System
 
6:30     Dinner at the Steelhead Diner in SEATTLE for those who signed up. ?steelheaddiner.com
 
 
SUNDAY
 
8:00 – 9:00   Breakfast at the Roadhouse Restaurant in FALL CITY, WA Fall City & Snoqualmie Restaurant and Lodging | The Roadhouse
 
9:15 – 4:00  Jin presentation at the Fall City Fire Department Firehall in FALL CITY, WA Directions – Bing Maps
 
6:30  Dinner at Kappo Tamura restaurant in SEATTLE for those who signed up  Sushi Kappo Tamura
 
 
Below are some examples of Jin Woo Lee’s flies and photos
 

December 2017 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , December 16th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00. We will be tying the Bothell, in honor of our esteemed Harry Lemire. Hopefully, Glenn Wilson, will be able to lead us on a tie along.

Also, we will be having a raffle of items donated by the group. Thank you to those who have donated thus far…extremely generous !!!

Dues remain the same $40 and can be brought to the meeting or mailed to Steve Brocco. Also, if you need a nametag please contact Steve !!

Please bring excess materials for the grab box and for raffle at the December 16th meeting….Some of you have cleaned your tying desks (hopefully). Nick Riggs is in charge of grab box. Chic Sundahl and Kristin Macy in charge of raffle items.

January 20th and 21st ,2018 we will be having Jin Woo Lee as our special guest !!! This will be great…He ties such ” wicked” salmon flies for fishing !!! I, personally can’t wait.
We will be in Issaquah on the 20th and most likely at the Fall City Fire Department on Saturday when Jin visits.

Future shows to plan for :

NW Fly tying Expo in Albany …..March 9th and 10th, 2018 Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo

Washington Fly Fair in Ellensburg …..May 4th and 5th Working Today for Tomorrow

ASFI 2018 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada…..June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th , 2018 …….Atlantic Salmon Fly International

FFI 2018 in Boise Idaho….August 6th thru11th….Events Overview

Smooth as silk,

Dr Rock

Recipe from Mike Radencich’s book for the Bothell: It does have horns !!! Macaw scarlet or B&G…. your choice…it’s Christmas !!!

Bothell

NWASFG Meeting, Saturday November 25th, 2017

Hello Tyers,

Our meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , November 25th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00. We will be tying the Elchies Fancy,…see below

Dues remain the same $40 and can be brought to the meeting or mailed to Steve Brocco. Also, if you need a nametag please contact Steve

Please bring excess materials for the grab box and for raffle at the Decmber 18th meeting….Some of you have cleaned your tying desks (hopefully). Nick Riggs is in charge of grab box and Kristin Macy in charge of raffle items.

We do have some future meeting dates arranged already !!! Kind of nice to plan ahead…Thank you Dr. Brocco.

December 16th in Issaquah

January 20th and 21st ,2018 we will be having Jin Woo Lee as our special guest !!! This will be great…He ties such ” wicked” salmon flies for fishing !!! I, personally can’t wait.
We will be in Issaquah on the 20th and most likely at the Fall City Fire Department on Saturday when Jin visits.

Future shows to plan for

NW Fly tying Expo in Albany …..March 9th and 10th, 2018 Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo

Washington Fly Fair in Ellensburg …..May 5th and 6th ?

ASFI 2018 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada…..June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th , 2018 …….Atlantic Salmon Fly International

The Fly : Elchies Fancy….a spey fly similar to Pitcroy’s Fancy

TAG: Gold tinsel
TAIL: Golden pheasant crest
BUTT: Red wool
BODY: Silver flat tinsel
RIB: Silver oval tinsel
HACKLE: Grey heron , blue earred pheasant or grey spey hackle sub
THROAT: Teal
UNDERWING: white tipped turkey or mottled brown turkey with light tips
WING: Strands ? of golden pheasant red sword feather, blue and yellow swan or dyed turkey, green parrot, GP topping
SIDE: Jungle Cock
HEAD: Red wool

Elchies Fancy

NWASFG Meeting, Saturday October 21st, 2017

Hello Tyers,

Our first of the 2017- 18 meetings will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , October 21st starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00. We will be tying the Golden Spey,…see below
 
Dues remain the same $40 and can be brought to the meeting or mailed to Steve Brocco. Also, if you need a nametag please contact Steve
 
Please bring excess materials for the grab box….Some of you have cleaned your tying desks (hopefully). Nick Riggs is in charge.
 
We do have some future meeting dates arranged already !!! Kind of nice to plan ahead…Thank you Dr. Brocco.
 
November 25th in Issaquah
 
December 16th in Issaquah
 
January 20th and 21st ,2018 we will be having Jin Woo Lee as our special guest !!!  This will be great…He ties such ” wicked” salmon flies for fishing !!! I, personally can’t wait.
We will be in Issaquah on the 20th and most likely at the Fall City Fire Department on Saturday when Jin visits.
 
 
Hope you had a great summer and “threw some thread”
 
Smooth as silk,
 
Dr Rock
 
 
GOLDEN SPEY ….from Farlow book