Tie Fest 2011 Report and Pictures

I was glad to be home this year to attend Tie Fest 2011 this past Saturday. Tie Fest started as a small gathering of fly fishing and fly tying enthusiasts in a basement on the western shore of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. The vent grew to take over a fly shop on Kent Island for a day a year and finally over the last few years had to be moved to the Kent Island Yacht Club. The event is now put on and sponsored by the Kent Island CCA chapter. The event is designed to be pure, that means admission is free to attend. The event attracts the best of the best fly anglers and fly tiers from around the world. We are talking the likes of anglers like Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics and many other great fly tiers. You can get one one time fly tying demonstrations and advice as well as casting demonstrations and advice by Lefty.

As always it was a great turn out. I snapped some pictures while spending some time at the show for your viewing enjoyment. Good seeing everyone and catching up, look forward to seeing everyone on the water this year and at the 2012 Tie Fest next year!
(You can enlarge the images by clicking on them; they will open in a new window. All photos taken by Brandon White and may not be used or reproduced with out express written permission)

The first picture sums up the spirit of the event, everyone learns from one another (those not familiar, in the picture is fly fishing legend Lefty Kreh on the right, Bob Clouser (creator of the clouser minnow) standing up and Bob Popovics (said to be one of the most innovative saltwater fly tiers ever) at the fly tying vice.

Bob Popovics fly tying as Lefy Kreh and Bob Clouser check things out

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