The International Fly Tying Symposium 2011
The International Fly Tying Symposium was outstanding this year. Chuck Furimsky, founder and manager of the Symposium, invited a group of tyers from Sweden to attend and demonstrate their designs and tying skills. They received a great deal of attention from those in attendance. In addition, the crowd was large and most excited, filling the main hall and buzzing busily with all the tyers, manufacturers, and shop owners. I spent time discussing the tying process and designs with several of the tyers, and spent some time looking for new products and new materials. In addition, I gave presentations on tying and on Long Flies and Really Matching the Hatch. All-in-all the weekend went swiftly and everyone had a great time.