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Re: fly tying symposium.

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I thought I had someone that woudl go with me but he can't get off of work. Bummer. Might have to wait until January to go.

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How is this show on Sunday. I might have someone to go with on Sunday. Is it worth the trip down, are the deals any better later in the day?

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Well lookie what I saw....

Congratulations Gaeron! You looked right at home at the Symposium. You've even got a blond groupie chick.

Your ties looked very good - I'd certainly fish 'em. I'm really proud of you, and look forward to seeing you tying there every year. Way to go!

H.A.

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Were there any good buys?

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GS, I have been trying to figure out if I wanted to go tomorrow. I just got off the phone with HA and he said he did not think it would be worthwhile. 90% tiers and 10% vendors, and the vendors did not have much. Take from that what you want. I am gonna go fishing instead.

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Quick recap
I had a good time. Some great tiers and I learned a few cool tricks. Gaeron and HA, good to finally meet you guys. The swedes had some sick bugs. Spent way too much at Kevin's booth. Not really any good deals. Grizzly saddles were there, but for $70! I was hoping I could pick up some 100 pack hooks for cheap but that didn't happen.

Hit the LL afterwards and caught a handful of finicky trout. Good day.


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Were there any good buys?


There was not a lot of tying stuff - not nearly the amount of vendors as the January show.

There were good deals available from Collin's Hackle, and Performance Flies had some $1 and $2 bargain bins, but nothing else that really interested me. I wound up getting about 1/3 of the items on my shopping list.

This show is housed entirely in the Doubletree Hotel, so there just wasn't enough room for the larger vendors to display their goods. Some of them had additional stuff in storage bins due to lack of display space.

If you like seeing friends and some nice tying, it was worth it. Lots of PAFF members in attendance. That alone made the trip worth it to me. YMMV....

dub - meeting you was one of the highlights of the day for me. Looking forward to fishing with you - soon!

I DID get to talk with April Volkey's boyfriend - he's the one with his eyes open.

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H-A, You have the picture's uplaoded already! Lol, and the nymph for sure, looks a little rough, but it'll probably be worth its weight in gold if there's only 1. The partridge guy stopped by a couple more times to give me some more stuff. Ekich requested for me to try out his bobbin to. And, the most exciting of all, a got a fly order for 8 dozen flies. I saw RowJimmy, but I didn't say hi. Sorry, I don't know why I didn't.

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Ekich requested for me to try out his bobbin to.


Wow. Faruk is gonna give you a $100 bobbin? Cool!

I had one of those some years back, and just couldn't get used to relieving the tension all the time. If you get one, try to keep your thread tag as short as possible to delay having to do that. It was also a bit annoying to apply additional tension to the spool with your palm. I sold mine to a friend....

If you're looking to spend big bucks on a bobbin, the Petitjean TT bobbin is pretty awesome. The only thing I don't like about it is that you have to hold it so the thread groove faces away from you. The thread "clicks" otherwise as you wrap. Definitely one sweet tool though, and half the price of the Ekich bobbin - if ya actually have to pay for it.

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He didn't give it to me, and I doubt he will. I think he was hoping after I tried tying with it that it'd end up on my X-Mas list...

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SBECKER,

Thanks for the info. I will probably wait and go to the January show and also to Lancaster since I can stay with my bro-in-law there.


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I wish I could have met more of you at the symposium today. I did get to meet Gaeron and was quite impressed with his tying. He taught me a new trick with spaneflex that I can't wait to try out. There were definitely fewer vendors this year. I didn't find much but still managed to blow my budget by 100%. I finally bought a CDL cape and some odds and ends. Talked with a few of the tyers but stayed away from those scary Swedes. The stuff they were tying was just unbelievable.

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Gotta love the CDL

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Ed thanks for the pictures and update.

Posted on: 2011/11/20 7:22


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gaeronf,

Stopped over at your table on Sun to say hi but you were'nt there that day. Talked to your buddy a little. I was set up down in the far exit corner from you. Had a good time at the show. I'll look you up at the next show.

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