If you did not get a chance to attend the Fly Tying Expo in Holt Michigan this past weekend you have to make plans for next year. This is a really nice show to attend.
It is mostly a fly tying show and, this year, there were more than 80 tiers showing everyone who would watch what they love doing best. There were classic flies, dry flies, steelhead flies, trout flies, carp flies and nice big meaty warmwater flies being tied up everywhere. There were also a number of great seminars from various guides, tiers and authors from around the Midwest.
Rex Phillips and Cecil Guidry (of Warmwater Chronicles) headed up to Holt with me Friday afternoon. We met up with Steve Martinez and Kevin Morlock of Indigo Guide Service and Austin Adduci of Grab Your Fly Charters out of Chicago. We spent the evening over dinner and drinks talking it up about everything under the sun, especially fishing.
The Fly Tying Expo is put on by the Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers and is an annual event. Log this one back in the gray matter and next year make certain to spend a day in Holt Michigan.
For now, here are some highlights from the day.