October 2016 Meeting

Hi Tyers,

Hope you all had an eventful and pleasant summer and are looking towards throwing some thread at “ The Classics”

Our first meeting of the 2016-2017 season will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , October 15th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.

Please bring your $40.00 dues to the meeting and give to Steve Brocco. Checks should be made out to NWASFG.

We will be tying the Hallidale (Halladale) Eagle…

If you are interested in more eagle patterns go to: Dunt

The information below is From Collin Innes Website

Hallidale Eagle

William Murdoch – 27th Feb, 1886, “Salmon and Trout Fishing in the highlands of Scotland (VIII),” Fishing Gazette

Tag: Silver twist with yellow floss.
Tail: A topping, widgeon, and green and red parrot.
Butt: Black ostrich
Body: Three-fifths light yellow and two-fifths red orange fur, all well picked out.
Ribbed: Double oval tinsel (silver).
Hackle: Down of the Golden Eagle dyed a bright yellow – from red orange fur.
Throat: Guinea Fowl.
Wing: Two tippets extending to tag; red and yellow swan and pheasant’s tail; jungle on either side – full length of wing; gold colour mohair on top, and topping over all.
Cheeks: Jungle.
Head: Black wool, or varnished.

The Yellow Eagle is a fly widely and favorably known, as almost wherever it has been tried it has proved to be a “killer.” Cast on a discolored or high running it is very effective on the best rivers in the far north, as also on the Spey, the Don, and the Aberdeenshire Dee. Pattern of the Halladale Eagle (above described) received from Mr. John Alexander Dunbar, gun and fishing tackle manufacturer, Oban, N.B.

See you soon,

Smooth as silk,

Rocky

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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.”

regards

Paul Harkin

May 2016 Meeting

Hi Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday May14th starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.

Other News;
If you have any items for the ASFI 2016 auction PLEASE bring them to next meeting !!! The event is upon us!!!
I will be emailing an attachment of a promotional poster for the ASFI event along with a couple of descriptive paragraphs for your website and or  Facebook page and share !!!  Get the word out!!!!
Also, I will have final Ghillie assignment of duties for ASFI 2016 at the March 19th meeting for your perusal and try to email it to you beforehand
Next IFFF tying meeting: Ellensburg Show  April 29th and 30th,2016
For our final meeting of the season we will be tying the Wilson. Photo by Glenn Wilson
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April 2016 Meeting

Hi Tyers,

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.

Other News;
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
RECIPE:
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
Head: Black
Hook: No. 5
Francis Francis’s No 1 for The Suir

Francis Francis’s No 1 for The Suir

February Meeting

Hi Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday February 13th  starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.

Great meeting last time and would like to welcome our new member Chet Frost.
Other News:
Please get a hook from Byron if you intend to tie a Green Highlander for the ASFI Plate…..Also tie it according to Pryce Tannatt  recipe !!! All flies are due by March 15th for framing.
If you are going to Albany for the NW Fly Expo, Todd Yorke is going to have the Chili Feed again, on Friday March 11th around 6:30 . Thank you Todd !!!
Also, here is the link for Expo info:  Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo
Todds address:
590 Ben Vista Dr S

Salem Oregon
United States
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)
HOOK: 3/0
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)
RIB: Oval silver tinsel
UNDERWING: Vulturine  guinea elver
WING: Light Blue and Black dyed turkey, GP toping
CHEEK: Guinea
ROOF: Teal or pintail
THROAT: Light blue hackle
BLUE JACKET

BLUE JACKET

January 2016 Meeting

Hi Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday January 16th starting at 9:00am. breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00.

We will be tying The March Murderer.

Photograph and exquisite tie by Marcelo Maventano.

If you have any items for ASFI auction ….please bring them to meeting and give to Jesse.

NW FLY EXPO in Albany….March 11h and 12th

NIFFE Show in Lewiston….March 18th and 19th

Washington Fly fair…April 29th and 30th

Lastly, we are looking for a couple of exhibtors for the ASFI 2016….If you have any ideas please contact me.

Happy Holidays !!! and thank you for making this a family !!

Smooth as silk,

Dr Rock

The March Murderer

The March Murderer

The March Murderer

The March Murderer

December Meeting

Hi Tyers,

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.
See you on the 12th !!!!
Smooth as silk !!!
Rock
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November Meeting

Thanks for the great turnout last Saturday !!!
Well, our next meeting will be November 21st at the King Library Administration Bldg. in Issaquah starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Issaquah Cafe at 8:00 if you want to indulge.
The Fly:  Orange Parson
Hook: 2/0 to 5/0
Tag:  Silver thread and lilac floss
Tail:  A topping and tippet in strands
Body:  Orange, silk,orange, scarlet, and fiery brown seal’s fur in equal sections
Hackle:  A lemon Hackle
Throat: Cock of the rock (orange hackle)
Wings: A pair of GP tippets  veiled with cock of the rock (or an orange feather as in photo), 2 or 3 toppings
Sides:  Barred wood duck
Cheeks: blue chatterer
Horns:  Blue and yellow macaw
Orange Parson by Marcelo Malventano
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Other NEWS:
Please pay your dues of $40.00 USD made out to NWASFG at the meeting and give to Steve Brocco  or mail to:
Steve Brocco
36515 SE 56th
Fall City WA 98024
United States of America

October Meeting

Hi Tyers,

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)
Golden Drop
Recipe:
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.
Throat:  Jay
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
Other NEWS:
Please pay your dues of $40.00 USD made out to NWASFG at the meeting and give to Steve Brocco  or mail to:
Steve Brocco
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 !!!
Smooth as silk,
Rock