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  1. 6th Annual Catskill Fly Tyers Guild - Fly Tyers Rendezvous

    Sat. April 19, 2008 at the Rockland House in Roscoe, NY from 10 AM to 3 PM

    Free admission. Over 40 tyers from across the northeast. Flies, books, artwork, materials, collectibles, etc.


    Tyers attending:

    Bob Osburn

    Ken Tutalo

    Bob Patlen

    Ted Patlen

    Kurt Huhner

    John Collins

    John Kavenaugh

    Chris Del Plato

    Bob Petti

    Bill Newcomb

    Darren Bua

    Jim Froio

    Mike Hogue

    Dave Brandt

    Bob Mead

    Bob Boyle

    Bruce Corwin

    Aaron Hirschhorn

    Paul Weamer

    Greg Becker

    Mike Stewart

    Rich Bogardus

    Morris Kashuba

    Allan Podell

    Mike Belloma

    Nancy Hopping

    Harold Bartholomew

    Elmer Hopper

    Leslie Wrixon

    Ralph Graves

    Joe Fox

    Fishy Fullum

    Brian McKee

    Ted Sypher

    Gary Sweet

    John Shanner

    Stan Fudala

    Tim Wohland

    Ron Kozlowski

    Glen and Andrea VanBenshoten

    Peggy Brenner

    Harold Williams

    Tom Babcock

    Frank Audino

    Dan Caruso

    John Hvasta

    Sam Scafidi

  2. The Thunder Creek flies are indeed a set series of patterns. I believe there are now 22 (24?) in total, representing various forms of minnows, shiners, fry etc. There were originally 17 patterns in Keith's 1973 book Tying and Fishing the Thunder Creek Series. Keith later added another bunch of patterns, all of which are now contained in his recently re-released version of that book - Thunder Creek Flies.


    Thunder Creek would also be considered the style of tying these flies, though Carrie Stevens actually did some flies in a similar manner back in the 1930's-40's, quite a while before Keith wrote his book. I believe she termed them 'reverse-tied bucktails'.

  3. Ahhh, the sad and harsh realities of life.... Such a heartbreaker when they finally dawn on the naive.... :crying:


    Boy, do I hate being the one to break it to you, :devil:


    I'm afraid there is no Hook Fairly, Oatka. In fact, quite the opposite.... :o


    You see, I know this because they come to my house quite frequently.... They are the Hook Gnomes. :bugeyes:




    They come in the middle of the night and steal your hooks. :cry: Especially the ones you like to use the most. Occasionally you'll find one on the floor in the corner that they dropped during a hasty escape. They are of the same order as the sock gnomes and underpants gnomes (think South Park).


    Once, I came down in the middle of the night and surprised a troop of them making off with my Allcock hooks. I must tell you, they are a rude lot at best. :ripped:




    Sorry, but I thought it best you find out now, before you have no hooks at all.

  4. OK. My only comment would be that too much fragmenting may give you the opposite effect of creating the 'community' you wish to.


    Lets say you do create different forums for each style of salmon fly (hairwings, artistics, speys...) -- they're neatly compartmentalized as far as the flies themselves, yet you may have also segmented your community into mainly looking at the one forum they specialize in. Someone may hang out on the 'hairwing' forum when there may be info shared on the 'artistic' forum that they would also be interested in. One might suggest that they go check out the other forums from time to time, but undoubtedly they will miss posts/topics, not to mention the hassle of having to keep track of multiple forums now. Personally, I wonder if there are already too many FTF forum categories. Once in a while I see comments like 'didn't know whether to post this here or there'. :dunno:


    Don't want to come off like I'm throwing cold water on anything, as I certainly enjoy the Classic Streamer & Wet Forum.... Just my thoughts. Probably worth every penny you paid for them... :rolleyes:

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