What's a fly tying event without getting together with friends, an incredible buffet of food, too many cocktails and fishing stories
A few of us got together for a little Party afterwards at a friend's house, all the guys showed up and the stories began to flow. Whether or not I believed half of them, who cares, they were fun to listen to nonetheless. Talk about bringing out the Southern boy in me with all of that BBQ, cornbread, seafood salads and some incredible fresh sushi platters that a few brought from some of their local sushi hideouts.
A few friend's that showed up included Rick Takahashi "Tak", Tim Mack up from the San Juan River area, Scott Stisser, Gary Okizaki from Blue Quill and a pro staffer for a handful of other companies he updated me on, Mark Mcmillian, Eric Ishiwata, host Brian and lastly, fellow fishing pal Vincent Su.
One good thing about being one of the last ones to leave the party is that you get to take home all of the remaining beer; thank goodness I have a spare refrigerator! Nothing like a Free case 1/2 of beers to keep chilled till our next outing.
The following featured guest tiers included: Charlie Craven; Marty Bartholomew; Vincent Su; John Gordon; Juan Ramirez; Brian Yamauchi; Dennis Martin; Shawn Bratt; Thomas Schneider; Rick Takahashi; Herman DeGala; Eric Ishiwata; Jason Goodale; Rim Chung; Mark McMillan; Pat Dorsey; Bob Dye; Eric Atha; Dan Schultz; Pete Giffin; Curt Barton; Ken Acampora; Rob Brozovock; Dan Pass; Jim Spicer; Jim Neiberger; Marty Staab; Larry Kingrey; Steve Parrot; Mahlon Ozmun; "Boomer" Stout; Greg Garcia; Dennis Collier; Tony Sano; Chuck Pratehr; Steve Johnson; Tim Mack; Deward Yocum; John Betts; Marvin Nolte; Scott Stisser; Bill Searles; Hyrum Taylor; Al Makkai; Michal Gula; Charlie Vestal; Thad Strom; Vinny Pachelli; Dave McElwain; Nancy Cloos; Phyllis Vinson; Kurt Pflock; Al Ritt; Rich Cutting; Richard Pilatzke ... over 50 amateur and professional tiers will demonstrate their skills.
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