Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Click the link below for details about the Spring 2018 Fly Fishing Opener to be held this Saturday, February 10, in Madison, Wisconsin. Pat Ehlers will be the speaker at this year's annual show, held by the Badger Fly Fishers. From the presentations, to the vendors, bucket raffles, live auctions, and guest tiers, I've always found this to be a quality show with plenty of friendly people around to talk about fly fishing.
If you happen to be in the tying room and notice a gal with "tier" crossed off of her name badge, that will be me! Instead of "Master Tier" (this was what was listed with our names a couple years ago when I tied there), I consider myself a "Master Trier!" While there will certainly be some truly skilled tiers present, I want to show novice to moderately-skilled tiers that you don't have to be a pro to tie musky flies but learning a bit about why a fly swims the way it does can go a long way to catching these apex predators. I also hope to show others how I keep small mistakes from turning into big ones.. and how these mistakes have made me a better (but not master!) tier.