From the International Fly Tying Symposium:
SOMERSET, Penn. – For most people, there’s never enough time or money. For fly-tying addicts, you can add never enough hooks, tools, tying materials or anything else, for that matter.
Fly tiers will get their fill and then some at the 26th Annual International Fly Tying Symposium, Nov. 19-20 at the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ.
With a theme of “Never Enough,” the exhibit hall will overflow with more than enough fly-tying materials, hooks, vises, books, video, tools, and more, according to symposium director Chuck Furimsky.
Celebrity fly tiers and Symposium instructors include Jay Fishy Fullum, Tim Cammisa, Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics, Hans van Klinken, Marc Petitjean, Blane Chocklett, Theo Bakelaar, Harry Schoel, Matt Grobert and Enrico Puglisi. They will demonstrate both tying techniques and teach classes during the weekend-long event.
Cash admission to the event is $15 for Sat., $12 on Sun. or $22 for the weekend. Children under age 16 are free as is parking at the Garden State Exhibit Center. Symposium hours are 9-5 Sat. and 9-4:30 Sun.
“Fly Tying Symposium visitors will see some of the most creative tiers in America and many more from overseas. They’ll be more than 100 exhibit tables and 50 booths plus lectures and big screen-featured tiers every hour. Special classes will be available for private instruction … all-in-all, a cornucopia of fly-fishing and fly-tying,” said Furimsky.
New tiers and product exhibitors are invited to join the Symposium.
For overnight guest accommodations, the adjacent Doubletree Hotel has show rates that include a buffet breakfast for two. Phone 800-222-TREE (8733) for Symposium hotel discounts.
A complete list of events will be posted on the International Fly Tying Symposium’s website, www.internationalflytyingsymposium.com by mid-Sept. For immediate information, phone 814-443-3638.