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The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by Eperous » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 pm

So due to watching grandkids, I missed both the recent Dette weekend and CFFC&M's Art of Angling just past... thus I'm hoping to attend The International Fly Tying Symposium in NJ on Saturday Nov. 23rd, but I've never been... so I was wondering...

Are there fly-tying material vendors at this show, and who might be going... :?

Ed

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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by redietz » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:28 pm

Yes, there are tying vendors.

At the moment, I'm planning on going.
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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by ted patlen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:34 am

mike hogue usually is thereas wells bill keogue (spell?)

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Post by mikevalla » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:21 pm

Eperous wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 pm
So due to watching grandkids, I missed both the recent Dette weekend and CFFC&M's Art of Angling just past... thus I'm hoping to attend The International Fly Tying Symposium in NJ on Saturday Nov. 23rd, but I've never been... so I was wondering...

Are there fly-tying material vendors at this show, and who might be going... :?

Ed
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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by Eperous » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:45 pm

How did this turn out? :?:

I could not attend for reasons beyond my control and have read some negative posts about this show on other bulletins boards, but still hoping to finally make it in 2020? :?

Wondering aloud.... :roll: :?: :?:

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Post by upstatetrout » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:54 am

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The show was an event!!!! Good vendors with stuff that never hits a fly shop wall,lotts of tyers from all over the world tying all kinds of patterns. Spent most of Saturday sitting beside Rob Smith of North Country Fly fame and enjoying his wisdom and showmanship! He is now a proud member of the Catskill Fly Tiers Guild. Missing were most of the Atlantic Salmon fly tiers. They now have their own show and this allowed for more room for other tiers. The camaraderie between all the tiers,vendors and public was refreshing. For me probably will be the best show of the year! But very much looking forward to the fly tiers gathering at the center this February.

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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by andre » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:08 pm

Tom...who are the people in the image?

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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:07 pm

Andre Happy Holidays. The picture is of Catskill Fly Tiers Guild members. From left to right John Capowski,Guild president Joe Ceballos, international member and fly tier extrordinaire Umberto Oreglimi,Bill Leuszler and myself.

The guild is growing and now has gone international with many members from different continents. I am very proud to see this organization grow and prosper now going into its 25th year.

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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by redietz » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:25 pm

Eperous wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:45 pm
How did this turn out? :?:

I could not attend for reasons beyond my control and have read some negative posts about this show on other bulletins boards, but still hoping to finally make it in 2020? :?
I didn't care for the location; it was much harder for me to get to than the Somerset site. Of course, it was probably easier for other people.

The event itself was ok; I got to meet up with people that I don't get see very often. The standout tyer for me was Rob Smith, otherwise, there was too much salt water stuff, but my tastes aren't necessarily everyone's.

I managed to get out with under $50 in purchases, a new low for me.
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Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Post by Theroe » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:01 pm

For me, It’s purely social. Other than that, I Paid a fee to go shopping, bought things I didn’t need to support friends, and that was that.

I don’t mean to sound negative but the Somerset show in it’s very early days was fantastic: all of the fly tying supply houses used it as they are dumping ground, to unload last year‘s excess inventory. Now it’s turned into nothing more than a overpriced cash grab......


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