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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

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

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)