The Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will host the 8th Annual Fly Tying Exposition at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, Michigan on Saturday, December 1, 2007. The expo will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Over 80 tiers will be on hand this year to demonstrate their fly tying skills. The Federation of Fly Fishers Buz Buszek Award is the Federation’s most prestigious fly tying award and we are pleased that Buszek Award recipients Jeff “Bear” Andrews and Chris Helm will be with us. Returning talents also include Dennis Potter, Rusty Gates, Ray Schmidt, Dick Walle, Julie Nielsen, Chris Soule, Oscar Feliu and many others.
Fly tiers will be tying a vast selection of patterns including trout flies, bass bugs, saltwater flies, streamers, emergers, dries, wets, and others. Once again, tiers will have the opportunity to sell their flies and fly tying associated goods from their table. The area for vendors will be greatly expanded with vendors offering a wide variety of fly tying, fly fishing and related products.
A number of events will be featured throughout the day including door prizes, silent auctions, bucket raffle, and a live auction during the lunch hour. There will also be an instruction table for individuals to tie their first fly.
There is a modest admission fee for the event: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 13 18; children 12 and under are free. Contact Karen Harrison to nominate a tier for the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.