Atlantic Salmon Fly International/Renton, Wa

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Hi folks, just wanted everyone to know about this event, I believe it's the first time on the west coast and shouldn't be missed if you have any interest in these flies. The tiers that will be tying are some of the best in the world, should be lots of exotic feathers to play with as well. Hope to see some of you there...
Mark

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So practical question. Let's say I wanted to come away from this expo with a professionally tied fly. How much would I want to budget (let's say low end and high end)?

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Megan

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Same weekend as the Sandy Spey Clave. Decisions, decisions.
You can go to Sandy Spey Clave next year. This event is likely a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these exceptional tyers. The members of the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild are not planning to host it again. If it happens 5-10 years down the road, it will likely be in another country.... Decision is easy if you ask me.
 

Megan

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So practical question. Let's say I wanted to come away from this expo with a professionally tied fly. How much would I want to budget (let's say low end and high end)?

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The silent auction has at least 50 professionally tied and professionally framed flies. I believe starting bid is around $75 for most flies and $250 for Harry Lemire's flies. There WILL be flies, lots of flies. They are posting a preview of some auction items on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASFIEXPO?ref=hl

Low end - you could get a fly from a tyer, in the auction if you are lucky for $75. High-end: Harry Lemire's flies can bring in $600-1200 a piece. Glenn Wilson's fly plates (9-25 flies) typically sell for $5000+. Some of Harry's original prototype flies for the Thompson River are framed with an original painting from Diane Michelin - it will be a pricey piece.

Silent Auction: In addition to flies there are 25 fly rods, some new and used, 15 reels, 10 spools, 25 fly lines, 20 fly boxes, books, guided trips, and a lot of other cool things. Sounds like there is something for everyone.

If I were you, I would be in Renton to check it out in person. ASFI will be accepting cash & credit card payments - not checks.
 

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Megan

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Also, in addition to the incredibly talented tyers and impressive silent auction NWASFG has put together there will be a

HOOK MAKING DEMO and FEATHER DYEING DEMO !

Interested in trade secrets of hook making? This is your chance to learn from guys who spent the past decade tinkering and figuring it out. Byron Bjerke and Tak Shimizu will be there in person. You can check out all the participants under "Fly Tyers" on their webpage. It is quite an impressive list of names. One weekend will not be enough time to meet all these guys!

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