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December 2019 Meeting

I hope everyone had a great time Saturday. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it I had to make a unexpected trip to Spokane for work. Our next meeting will be in Issaquah at the King County Library on Saturday the 14th of December At 9:00 am. I double checked the calendar to make sure I have it correct this time. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00 am The fly will be the Savannah Hunter (Paul Schmookler) It’s a little different than what I really like but after seeing it In the Presidential fly plate and tied by Harry Lemire. I like the way he made it look. It looks like he used about a 4/0 hook.

Savannah Hunter

 

 

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be in Issaquah at the King County Library on the 23rd of November 9:00 am. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00 am The fly we will tie will be the Kate. (Kelson version) Pictures attached please let me know if you can’t see them. For those who have not paid dues please do so by the November meeting I am going to make a updated roster and those who have not paid will not be on it and that includes email.

October 2019 Meeting

Hello everyone. I hope you have all had a great summer. With fall approaching it is time to start planning our meetings again. I am looking forward to them. I would like to tell all of you that I am excited to be president and I will do my best to keep our club great. I would like to say thank you to Rocky for the great job he did and I don’t think we would be the club we are without his efforts as president over the last many years. At least thirteen because I have been a member that long and he was president when I joined. I would also like to say thank you to Hunter and Linda for their generosity and commitment to host Paul Little while he is here. Anyway Paul will be here the last weekend in October to tie. He is a great tier and encourage everyone to come and watch and learn. The location will be at the Fall City fire hall on Saturday and the Issaquah library on Sunday. Meet for breakfast at 8:00am both days at the  Roadhouse Restaurant in Fall city on Saturday and the Egg and Us in Issaquah on Sunday I will also make dinner reservations at the Steelhead Diner in Seattle for Saturday and the Monsoon Grill in Bellevue for Sunday. Please email me if you are interested in either or both evenings so I can make reservations by the 7th of October. I know Downtown Seattle can be difficult But there is free parking available very close to the Steelhead Diner and very easy that I will explain for those that are interested in going. 

 

Dareld

May 2019 Meeting

Hi Tyers,
 
Our next meeting will be the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May… with special guest…Jeff Dickey. He is a great teacher !!! Please make the time to make this event…you won’t regret it.
 
Anyhow, I have not made reservations yet for dinner on Saturday. If you are interested in going to dinner with Jefff …please email me by the Friday night…Most likely someplace like Monsoon on the eastside…Seattle is too darn tough to negotiate at this time.
 
Smooth as silk,
 
Rock
 
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   Jeff 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 has not been decided as of yet….
 
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  Jeff  presentation at the Fall City Fire Department Firehall in FALL CITY, WA Directions – Bing Maps

April 2019 Meeting

Hello Tyers,
Our next meeting will be at the Issaquah Library Administration Bldg. on Saturday , April 20th  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Egg & Us Cafe at 8:00 am. 
BTW… a great meeting in March with a lot of enthusiasm and interaction.
Please mark your calendar for May 18th and 19th…. Many of you wanted Jeff Dickey so we are truly honored for him to come back. Bring your list of questions !!!
This is a don’t miss event !!!!
I will decide on dinners for Jeff while he is here and will have a sign up sheet at the April meeting !
 Also ,Paul Little will present in October for our first meeting of the 2019-2020 season. We are still negotiating on the date according to Linda…most likely the 3rd week of October as it stands now.

Tying Fairs in the queue:
Ellensburg Fly Fishing fair, May 3rd and 4th, 2019  Working Today for Tomorrow

For the meeting we will be tying the Black Rover (Veniard)… photo and description from Dave Carne book

February 2019 Meeting

Hello Tyers,
Our next meeting will be at the Fall City Firehouse on Saturday , February 23rd,  starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Raging River Cafe at 8:00. 

 Great meeting last weekend. A lot of improvement and passion !!!!
 ” thumb” drives available of presentations by noted guest tyers. Please contact our librarian Dareld Thompson to check one out and don’t forget the books !!! You should have the library list so use it !!!

We are scheduling Paul Little for the first week or last week of October…Stay tuned
If you are going to Albany…Todd Yorke’s foodfest starts around 5:30 on Saturday the 9th. BYOB !!! Also, cash donations are welcome for the Salem food bank

His address: 
Todd Yorke590 Ben Vista Dr SSalem, Oregon
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

Smooth as Silk,
Dr Rock


Thunder and Lightning Irish
Thunder and Lightning Irish

January 2019 Meeting

Hello Tyers,

Our next meeting will be at the FALL CITY FIREHALL in FALL CITY on Saturday , January 19th starting at 9:00am. Breakfast at the Raging River Cafe, Fall City at 8:00.

Another Great meeting last weekend. Raised a little money for our next guest tyer !!!

Reminds me, that we have ” thumb” drives available of presentations by noted guest tyers. Please contact our librarian Dareld Thompson to check one out.

Tying Fairs in the queue:

NW Fly Expo in Albany, March 8th and 9th, 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

Our next fly to tie: Harlequin

http://asfi-expo.com/norway/

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.