This is a reminder that Atlantic Salmon Fly International (ASFI) is coming up May 17 & 18th, 2014 in Renton, WA. PLEASE FORWARD this information to your fishing club members.
For those who have not heard, ASFI in an international exhibition hosted by the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild (NWASFG) bringing together 50 world-class tyers from 15 countries. There will also be hook making and material dyeing presentations and a silent auction featuring rods, reels, fly art, fishing gear, and other collectibles. Many items are one-of-a-kind. The event is honoring the memory of Harry Lemire with proceeds going to the North Atlantic Salmon Fund and Project Healing Waters.
More information can be found on our website (www.asfi-expo.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/asfiexpo). I’ve attached a flyer and more information below. For serious collectors interested in auction items, a full list will be posted on http://www.classicflytying.com and Facebook.
Tickets are $15 day and $25 covering both days, children 14 & under are free.
On May 17 and 18, 2014, Atlantic Salmon Fly enthusiasts will experience an event like no other. Hosted by Seattle’s Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild, Atlantic Salmon Fly International (ASFI) is a first-of-its-kind event strictly celebrating the Art and Passion of the Atlantic Salmon Fly. None of us would be tying these flies were it not for zealous salmon fly tiers sharing their knowledge face-to-face over the eras. The robust tradition can only continue so long as we continue to make new friends and share our passion with fellow enthusiasts.
While the Internet has made sharing knowledge easy, and making new friends in other countries possible, there is no substitute for tangible camaraderie and learning in person. ASFI aims to take virtual reality into the flesh for and old-time learning experience. Long-distance friends will have a chance to meet, new relationships will be forged, and tiers of all generations can share their knowledge.
Currently, no less than ten countries will be representing, from Japan to Germany, and we have only just begun! The best Atlantic Salmon fly tiers from hairwings to the most complex, gaudiest Victorian featherwings will demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge on tying and fishing these storied patterns. ASFI will not only feature fly tiers, but also have hook maker demonstrations, dyemasters teaching the craft of colors, and seminars on history, design, and methods are to be had.
We look forward to your participation in maintaining the momentum of the tradition, and making the first ASFI a success!