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:
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” tied by John OlschewskyOther 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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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,
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.”
Only 1 month until the Atlantic Salmon Fly International. Be sure to pre-register for a chance to win a Harry Lemire fly. Visit http://asfi-expo.com for more info.
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.
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.
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
Hook: No. 5
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.
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,