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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.
 
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)