Friday, November 3, 2017

United Fly Tyers Of Boston

A wonderful evening. I had the pleasure of presenting to the United Fly Tyers of Boston. The UFT are the oldest fly tying group in the U.S.....A great group of guys who made for a very interesting night for me. In such encounters a lot can be learned in a short time, and I learned a lot.

One of the highlights was the informal Q&A that followed the presentation. There was a great deal of interest in the Cane and Silk fiberglass fly rods, and a couple of flies seemed to be talked about were the Ausable Bomber as well as the Lackie Special.






I personally want to thank Bob Wilson, and Brian Hutchison...as well as all of the fine people I met last night.

I believe I've seen this fellow at Red Brook.








14 comments:

  1. Alan, the book I gave you was based on the same principle as your group. It's wonderful when people can bring their thoughts and skills together for the betterment of our sport. Harrisburg fly fishers club was nothing more than an informal group of men who met for luncheons to exchange ideas, that informal luncheon has lasted since the 1940s. It is now a dinner that is held once a year, with a guest speaker, and a whole room full of some fine fishing talent. It's great to see a group such as yours to be around that long. I would have loved to have been their to listen and learn. Thankyou.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad groups like these must find a way to keep going. The traditions that are set can never be allowed to die, and we must find ways to bring youth into our sport.
      I know I learned something new in the few hours spent with this fine group.

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  2. Alan
    I can remember when Riverside Fly Shop on the Sipsey sponsored the annual Troutfest. My favorite part of the event then was watching fly tiers at work at their vice. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill that's what we are talking about. Traditions like you speak of will always be a part of you.

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  3. Alan
    What a fine way to spend the evening with all the like minded people!! Bet you had an enjoyable time.

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete it was a very enjoyable evening, and I learned a few things.

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  4. Sounds like a fun time, Alan, spending time with fellow fly fishermen and fly tiers. A great fellowship for the best sport there is.

    Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam you are so right. It was very enjoyable and informative.

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  5. Its been said Alan, "fishing with a store bought fly is like proposing to your bride through an interpreter". Fly tying is indeed a very pleasant and rewarding pastime. Most of the patterns I fish are simply not available in commerce.

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    1. John Dornik
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      John never heard that before. These days some of the flies I use will never be found in the fly shop.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan it was very enjoyable.

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  7. Hey Alan, I have a shirt just like yours! p.s. it hasn't helped my tying skills at all.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard the shirt doesn't help me with my tying skills either, but it does keep me warm.

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