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
 
  

NWASFG meeting, Saturday May 20th, 2017

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , May 20th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
Please attend, it will be our last meeting until October. We will be awarding the “ most improved Tyer Plate”.
 
The Fly for the next meeting will be Blacker’s “ A Beautiful specimen of a Gaudy Fly” . I’m using Mike Radencich’s photo and description from his book.
 
Smooth as silk,
 
Rocky
 
 
 

NWASFG Meeting, Saturday April 15th, 2017

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , April 15th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
The fly we will be tying is from the new book “ Farlows Salmon Flies”. Please read and interpret in your own way. It is a little different in construction but seems interesting.
 
 
 
Other News:
 
Ellensburg Fly Fair May 5th and 6th, 2017
 
IFFF National Meeting in Livingston, Montana. August 3rd thru 5th, 2017
 
Our final meeting will be May 20th, 2017
 
 
Smooth as Silk,
 
 
Rock

March 2017 Meeting

Hi Tyers,
 
Our last meeting with Alberto was one of the best meetings I’ve been to. I’ve received many positive responses to the meeting. I hope the “juices” are flowing and so good to see such great participation.
 
Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , March 18th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00
 
Our next fly will be the Embers:
 

Embers

January 2017 Meeting

Hi Tyers,
 
Great meeting last time. Good to see many of you again and despite the weather a very good turnout.
 
Our next meeting will be at The Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , January 21st  starting at 9:00am.  Breakfast location is still undecided. I’m leaving that up to Kristin since Issaquah Cafe cannot fill our needs.
 
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 Notion ala John Olschewsky :
 
The pattern recipe is slightly different than photo….woodcock vs wood duck

Notion

“Notion” tied by John Olschewsky
 
 
Other News,
 
If you are going to Albany…the chili feed will be at Todd Yorke’s on Saturday  march 11th.
 
Also, The February meeting will feature Alberto Calozari from Italy. He will be tying and discussing all things Blacker.
 
Smooth as Silk,
 
Rocky

December 2016 Meeting

Great meeting last time with 25 present !!!

Our next meeting will be at The Fall City Firehouse on Saturday , December 17th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Roadhouse restaurant at 8:00am

Please bring your $40.00 dues to the meeting and give to Steve Brocco. Checks should be made out to NWASFG. We will finalize our roster after the next meeting.

We will be tying one of Albert Cohen’s Unnamed flies from the cover of Judith Dunham’s book.

RECIPE:

HOOK: 6/0 Sunday 1x-long
TAG: Silver twist and yellow floss
TAIL: GP crest, red goose,and teal
BUTT: Black ostrich
BODY: Yellow, orange, ruby,and blue floss
RIB: Flat Silver tinsel and silver lace
HACKLE: Red Saddle
THROAT: Blue Saddle
WINGS: Underwing of Argus pheasant wing, yellow and red hackle. Outer Wing of blue, yellow, and red goose, bustard, and argus
SIDES: Jungle cock and teal
CHEEKS: Indian Crow
TOPPING: G.P. Crest
HORMS: Red macaw
HEAD: Black

Other News:

NW Fly Expo…Albany, Oregon meeting March 10th-11th, 2017. Chili fedd at Todd Yorke’s on Saturday the 11th.

Washington Fly Fair….. Ellensburg Washington…May 5th-6th.,2017

IFFF…Livinston, Montana at Park High School….August 1st- 5th, 2017

If you are interested in the Mop Fly please contact contact Aaron Culley or Hunter Bachand….They are the masters !!!

See you soon,(that means you Glenn)

Smooth as Silk,

Rocky

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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

Atlantic Salmon Fly International Video

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