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Saturday, December 13, 2014

REDDING, CALIFORNIA

 From:  Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers   
                           
To:  Northern California and Oregon Fly Tyers 

The Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers in conjunction with the Northern California Council/Federation of Fly Fishers (NCCFFF) and Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park are having a fly tying expo in Redding, California, on April 11 and 12, 2015.  We plan on featuring tyers from Northern California, Nevada, and Oregon.  There will be tying sessions on Saturday morning (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Sunday morning (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), and afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). 

You are invited to participate as a demonstration fly tyer at this event.  If you accept this invitation, contact R. L. “Stew” Stewart.  Contact information below.

We will have a Saturday (April 11) evening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The location will be The Park Marina Events Center, 1800 Park Marina Drive, Redding, CA.  The reception will be hosted by the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers.  

Stay tuned for more information on the STFF website, www.shastatrinityflyfishers.org, the Turtle Bay Exploration Park website, www.turtlebay.org, and NCCFFF website, www.nccfff.org.  We are also working on hotel accommodations.  

Any other questions or comments e-mail Stew Stewart at rlstewart@frontiernet.net or call/fax him at 530-474-5748.  
R. L. “Stew” Stewart 
Expo Fly Tying Demo Chair

Friday, December 12, 2014

FLY TYING CLASS

2015 Intermediate Level Fly Tying Class
TYING FLIES WITH A PURPOSE



When? Starts Saturday January 10th, 3
consecutive Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.
That’s 18 hours of quality instruction.

Where? The Fly Tyers Den
              1234 Hammel Rd.
              Eagle Point, OR 97524

Call to Register – Dave Roberts 541-601-5658
 Dan Kellogg 541-200-4063
Registration deadline January 3rd, 2015

Material Cost - Only $35 for all 3 classes
Bring your own lunch and beverage.

Sponsored by the SOUTHERN OREGON FLY TYERS
& SENIOR STAFF FLY DRESSERS GUILD

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Meeting December 9th, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meeting November 11, 2014

The regular meeting on Wednesday November 11th will feature Dave Hamilton.  

Dave Hamilton will be demonstrating two flies at the November 11 SOFT meeting: Dave's Real Skunk and his Craft Store Chironomid.  After the demos, if anyone wants to tie one or both flies, Dave will provide all materials.  All you need is your tools and thread: black 8/0 thread for the Skunk and red thread for the Chironomid (UTC 70 is best, but any 8/0 will work.)

Bring something for the raffle.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MEETING NEXT WEEK

NEW SOFT BLOG
 These email reminders are going to end very soon.  They will be replaced by a blog.  Find the blog at http://soflytyers.blogspot.com.  When you open it, go to the upper right corner where you will find "FOLLOW BY EMAIL".  Put in your email address to receive automatic messages from the blog.  This will be much better than the current system.

The demonstration tyer will be Dave Roberts.  He will introduce the IFFF Fly Tying Group Fly Tying Skills Awards Program.  Dave will also tie one of the flies in the program.

Bring your flies for WaterWatch.
SOFT MEETING ON TUESDAY, October 14th, 2014, 6:00 PM
Southern Oregon Fly Tyers invite you to attend their next meeting, at the Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park community building near Gold Hill. Please refer to the driving directions and map near the bottom.


 
BUCKET RAFFLE

Everyone please bring something from home to put in the raffle. Everything is welcome, fly tying materials, fly fishing equipment, flies, etc.  This raffle just might be the best ever.

MEETING NEXT WEEK

NEW SOFT BLOG
 These email reminders are going to end very soon.  They will be replaced by a blog.  Find the blog at http://soflytyers.blogspot.com.  When you open it, go to the upper right corner where you will find "FOLLOW BY EMAIL".  Put in your email address to receive automatic messages from the blog.  This will be much better than the current system.

The demonstration tyer will be Dave Roberts.  He will introduce the IFFF Fly Tying Group Fly Tying Skills Awards Program.  Dave will also tie one of the flies in the program.

Bring your flies for WaterWatch.
SOFT MEETING ON TUESDAY, October 14th, 2014, 6:00 PM
Southern Oregon Fly Tyers invite you to attend their next meeting, at the Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park community building near Gold Hill. Please refer to the driving directions and map near the bottom.


 
BUCKET RAFFLE

Everyone please bring something from home to put in the raffle. Everything is welcome, fly tying materials, fly fishing equipment, flies, etc.  This raffle just might be the best ever.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October SOFT Meeting

Two reminders or maybe three

Bring your flies for WaterWatch to the October 14th meeting.

Dick Bonamarte will be the demonstration tyer with details to follow.

These email reminders are going to end very soon.  They will be replaced by a blog.  Find the blog at http://soflytyers.blogspot.com.  When you open it, go to the upper right corner where you will find "FOLLOW BY EMAIL".  Put in your email address to receive automatic messages from the blog.  This will be much better than the current system.

This entire message will be posted to the blog.
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WaterWatch Needs Flies



WaterWatch needs flies for their fundraiser.  Bring them to the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 14th.  WaterWatch does some very good work to keep the water flowing for the fish.  We need to get behind it.

Schedule of Demonstration Tyers

SOFT Demonstration Tyers 2014

October----Dick Bonamarte

November----Dave Hamilton

December ----John Matthews

Tyers for 2015

January----Cathy Hamilton

February----David Roberts

March----Bob Beanblosson

April----Paul Wolflick


May----Dale Heath

Friday, September 12, 2014


Guest Tyer  (Not for real, blast from the past)
Dan Kellogg

 
Spitfire
 
Hook: Partridge Wilson Low Water #9
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Rib: Wire, fine
Tail: Lady Amherst tippet barbs, dyed hot orange
Body: Mylar #14, silver
Hackle #1: Partridge, dyed blue
Hackle #2: Whiting Coq de Leon hen shoulder feather

 
spitfire 2
 

Directions to Meeting Location


To get to the SOFT meeting location, take the Gold Hill exit, #40, off of I-5 and go west, toward Jacksonville, 1.3 miles, until you reach the brick entrance way to the Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park on the right. You’ll pass a golf course parking lot on your left shortly after leaving the freeway. After turning right into the mobile home park, proceed to the community building which is located about 100 yards ahead on the left. The address is 8401 Old Stage Rd. Click on the following link for the SOFT location in Google 

Maps.http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=42.407488,-123.030653&spn=0.013721,0.025492&z=15&msid=100732586631759964395.0004633a506fbacb689d1

Forward this information to someone that you want to see at the meeting.  That someone may not know about us yet. 

Who are the Southern Oregon Fly Tyers?


 We're just a friendly group of fly tyers who like to get together at least once a month to tie flies. We have no formal structure, no officers, except for a few dearly beloved deceased members, and no dues. Anyone can be a member. Just come to the meetings.

The building will open at 5:30 PM for setup and chit chat, but the meeting won't begin until 6:00. All tyers, whether experienced or inexperienced, all are welcome. Heck, you can come even if you aren't a tyer. You’re welcome to watch, ask questions, drink coffee, eat cookies, and just hang out.

We've been running a bucket raffle at the last few meeting with lots of goodies up for grabs. It's always handy to bring a few extra dollars. There's always something for sale, and tips and donations are very welcome.

We have a different demonstration tyer at each meeting, usually followed by a tie-along session. The pattern and materials required will be posted to this blog. Bring your tools, lights, extension cords, and materials to learn a new pattern to add to your arsenal. Lots of fun for all, along with coffee and some cookies.

Please invite a friend and forward blog address on to anyone else who might be interested. Come early so you don't miss anything, and stay late. We've invited several new tyers to attend our SOFT meetings. If you see any new faces, please introduce yourself and make them welcome.