I’m looking forward to joining Bob Clouser, Tom Rosenbauer and a big group of awesome fly-tiers Saturday at at Tie One On Fly Tying Rendezvous at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse, New York.
We’re coming to the end of the fly-fishing show season, but I imagine people are psyched for Tie One On. For one thing, it’s a benefit that supports a number of great causes, including Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Casting for Recovery, Hope on the Rise, the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, and the conservation work done by the Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited, host of the event.
It’s also all the things we love about a fly-tying expo: a chance to gather with like-minded sportsmen and women, a trout fishing gabfest in a region with a ton of great fishing, and best of all the chance to watch and talk with expert fly-tiers.
Clouser obviously needs no introduction. No one else I can think of has invented a fly so important that most of the fly-fishing world calls it by just one word. Rosenbauer of course is one of the top fly-fishing authors of his time, in addition to being a top executive at Orvis.
This is Tie One On’s fifth year, and it’s growing. About 30 people attended the first one in 2012; last year, there were more than 300.
I’ll be there, trying not to embarrass myself at the vise and signing (and selling) my book, Simple Flies: 52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns That Catch Fish.
Admission is only $10 and $ for active TU members, and I hear the Genesee Grande is a pretty swanky place. Sounds like a good time.