Can you believe the 2019 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo is coming soon? It’s only six weeks away and you may have seen some advertisements for this year’s event.

The NW Expo website is now open and you can visit the Store to sign up for classes, purchase Friday night Reception Dinner tickets, shirts, and hats. In addition, the Tyer Schedule in online so you may begin scheduling out your two days at the Expo.

I’ll be teaching a fly tying class entitled Fine Tuning Your Tying Techniques. The class description is “This class will answer basic fly tying questions to help you become a better fly tyer. Bring your questions, or samples of your flies, and an advanced fly tyer will help to improve your basic fly tying skills by demonstrating effective techniques to create well-tied flies.”

It’s the first time I’ve offered a fly tying class like this. There are only 6 slots available, so if you are interested, you better act fast. I’m hoping to share my fly tying experience with these tyers. Hopefully at the end of the class, these tyers will begin to see improvements with the flies coming off their vise!

If you’ve never been to the Expo and would like to get a better idea what it looks like, be sure to check out the NW Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo posts from previous years.

Lastly, I’ll be in Springfield Thursday night talking about my local Metolius River at the Cascade Family Flyfishers monthly meeting. I think they will attempt to pry a few secrets out of me! In addition, I’ll tie a few flies before the meeting begins. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. Hi John, I recently referred to your BWO flies for tying. Our fly fishing club (High Plains Drifters) is headed to the Green River below Flaming Gorge dam April 25-28. (massive BWO hatch if we hit right)
    If you have never fished it, you might put it on your bucket list. It is estimated to hold 8-10 thousand fish per mile.
    Appreciate your web site and use it often.
    Tight Lines,

    1. Mike

      Thanks for the tip about the Green River. I’ll be sure to add it to my list. And happy to hear you continue to use RiverKeeper Flies as a reference.


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