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Monday, February 28, 2011

Fly Tying at the Sparse Grey Matter event Feb. 27th

        Headed down to Califon NJ for the SGM event held at the Califon fire hall. This event was put together by Jim Holland of  Shannon's fly shop , Dan Ansbach, Joe Fox and Catskill John.
        What a inaugural event it turned out to be with somewhere between 25-30 tiers coming to the show. And a good size crowd was in attendance to boot looked to be 75- 100 guest checking out the tables. Looking to pick up some of the tiers tips and secrets.As well as discovering a new pattern or two to twist up for this season.

     It was a pleasure sitting next to and tying with John Bonasera aka Catskill John. He was tying up some beautiful classic salmon flies for all to see.Needless to say he ties an awesome salmon fly true to the tradition and his flies possess that antique look of days gone by. He put a box of flies out for display that were out of this world so I took a picture of them to share with you here.


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