We are a group of Fly Tyers who want to improve our tying skills. We come from as far north as Roseburg, Oregon and as far south as Yreka, California to converge on Gold Hill, Oregon. We are all different skill levels but we agree on the joy of Fly Tying.
The 2016/2017 tying season starts 6:00 pm on October 11th at the SOFT meeting in Gold Hill. We look forward to another great year of sharing the art with our fellow tyers in Southern Oregon and Northern California. It’s all about furthering our education and enjoyment of this very rewarding hobby.
Our first meeting will feature a tying demonstration by Dan Kellogg of the Gilled Nymph developed by Shane Stallcup to imitate the Callibaetis mayfly nymph so numerous in stillwaters and slow spring creeks of the Northwest. This pattern is a proven producer so you don’t want to miss this demo.
Ever wonder where certain duck feathers were located and what they could be used for? Dave Roberts will have his personal flock of waterfowl on display with the answers.
Tom Collett will give a informative presentation on all the features and uses of our SOFT blog. It’s more than a meeting announcement so find out how you can use it to your advantage.
Through the summer we have had numerous suggestions about new programs and activities for our future meetings. We will be discussing and deciding on our direction, so bring your ideas, we appreciate your input.
We will have great raffle prizes and Kathy Hamilton informs us that she has plenty of tickets for everyone. Each month we will be raffling off one of our SOFT flyboxes. If each person brings a couple flies to put in, it will make the box even more valuable. Of course Dale will have his special coffee and I’m sure someone will bring goodies to share.
So invite your fly tying friends from the club and join us for an evening of learning and camaraderie. We always have a great time.