From International Tying Symposium:
One hundred six fly tiers from Switzerland to the Rocky Mountains, Italy to Canada, will demonstrate the newest techniques of turning fur and feathers into artificial fishing flies at the 26th Annual International Fly Tying Symposium, Nov. 19-20 in the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr., Somerset, NJ.
Admission to the pre-Thanksgiving event is $15 on Sat., $12 on Sun. or $22 for both days. Symposium hours are 9-5 on Sat.; 9-4:30 on Sun. Parking is free.
A full event brochure, featured tier schedule, tickets and class registration is available at [email protected] or phone (814) 443-3638. Credit cards are accepted.
Amateur and professional men and women who will demonstrate their fly-tying craft at the event include –
- Blane Chocklett
- Jessica Lettich
- Bob Clouser
- Bob Popovics
- Nancy Hopping
- Theo Bakelaar (Netherlands)
- Marc Petitjean (Switzerland) and
- Enrico Puglisi
Tying classes will be conducted at the adjacent DoubleTree Hotel by Clouser, Chocklett,
Petitjean, Charlie Craven and Tim Cammisa. Clouser will also conduct a casting class. There is an $80 per class registration fee.
A new wrinkle for the Symposium will be an opportunity to “Meet the Bloggers,” said Symposium Director Chuck Furimsky.
“Bloggers who conduct increasingly popular on-line fly tying chat forums will hold a round table discussion on Sat. afternoon. Blogger participants include Cammisa, Tim Flagler, Matt Grobert, Josh Miller, Jim Misiura and Loren Williams,” he said.
The 106 tiers are expected to demonstrate more than 2,000 nymph, streamer, dry and wet fly patterns for both fresh and saltwater fishing … trout to tuna.
Discounted lodging for the event is available at the DoubleTree Hotel and includes a breakfast buffet. For lodging rates, phone (732) 469-2600 and mention the Symposium.