Fly Fest 2019

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zugbug
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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by zugbug » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:55 pm

I'll be there Rick.

George

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quadfish
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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by quadfish » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:25 am

George, you have to be there, you're an original!! :D

A note to all who are coming over the mountain, through the dale, and up the Throughway:

Please drive safe and watch out for the other guy! Remember the lighting situation and number of outlets available in the Gallery is limited. Bring a tying lamp, extension cord and power strip if at all possible!! :roll:

Looks like the Weatherman/woman will be kind, temps expected close to 20 degs with 0 precip!! :lol:

Can't wait to see you all!! Will be a great turnout!!
Dette Trout Flies is our new sponsor, so I expect some nice goodies for the door prizes! Also, we will be raffling off 2 fly boxes of flies tied at FF. So, you have double the chance of winning. More money to help out the CFFCM :D :D :D :D

-Rick :D
"A man who would fool a fish with a feather would probably go to a brothel without carryng any money." Charles Dannen

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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 pm

FLY FEST 2019 WAS A BLAST!!!

Got home late last night, after riding/driving back home from attending Fly Fest 2019. My first time attending this winter festival of fly tying. It was a lot of fun hanging out with old friends and meeting some new ones.

Kudos to Rick, for organizing a great event. The huge turnout clearly shows there great interest in fly tying/fly fishing. I was happy to see so many young faces attending the event. They are the future of our beloved hobby.

Walking up to the Catskill Museum in the morning:
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Bill Shuck (tie2fish) and Rick Fisher (quadfish) / left and right
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William Anderson (left) and Bill Shuck/tie2fish (right)
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The tables filled up quickly. A view of the tying tables/room.
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Mike Valla (edge of photo /left), Tim Didas and Ed Ostapczuk,
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Tim Didas in the olive short sleeve shirt / right side of table
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Can you tell Dana is having fun?
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Dana's hook collection
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William demonstrating a dubbing block - making prespun bodies
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Lance (standing) admiring William's results
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William clowning around with Bill
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Rick Axe talking with Bill Shuck
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Lance brought some of his father's (Pete Hidy) tying materials
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Dana Reed (left) demonstrating scotch hackling technique to Lance Hidy (right)
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William Anderson
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Lance Hidy demonstrates tying a flymph
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Corner table (I don't know the names - just sharing a look around the room)
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Tim and Ed have a nice conversation
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Tim (sitting) teaching Forest (standing) how to tye a Grouse and Green soft hackle.
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Dana tying.
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Tom Mason came over to show me his set of hare dubbing. The ultimate hare's ear dubbing set for North Country spiders.
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Tim Didas (kneeling) and Lance Hidy (sitting)
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Rick and family running the raffle drawing (OUTSTANDING JOB GUYS!!!)
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Student Fly Tying Club - Syracuse University
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Sorry to go overboard on the photos. I just wanted to say thank you to Rick, and the sponsors of this event. It was my first time attending this event. I can see why this is such a well gathering. Hope to see you at next years gathering.

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quadfish
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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by quadfish » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Thank you so much for being there Ray!!

It was so nice of you to forgo tying and concentrate on documenting Fly Fest!!

It was a pleasure to have you and the Flymph Fellows in attendence and participating to such a great extent!

Until we meet again, Rick 😀
"A man who would fool a fish with a feather would probably go to a brothel without carryng any money." Charles Dannen

redietz
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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by redietz » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 pm

I wish I could have been there.
Bob

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Re: Fly Fest 2019

Post by tie2fish » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:12 am

I took a few photos too, but none were as good as Ray's so I'll spare you the exercise. However, William and I did have the opportunity to chase this sunset on our way home ...

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