Last weekend my six-month old son Paul and I attended the North Umpqua Fall Fly Tying Festival and it was a blast. I put Paul in his playpen behind me and tried to tie flies and talk to folks about everything from this blog to Pacific Stripers, to childcare tips. I got to pass out a lot of stickers and flies — most people wanted the shark flies to put on their wall, not to fish. And got to say hello to great folks from the area like Frank Moore, Pat McRae and Dean Finnerty. My host Les and his wife helped me manage Paul — along with some of the ladies from Casting for Recovery and we managed to pull off the day without too much of a problem.
I didn’t have much time to take photos of the flies while I was there, but I took some photos of my filled-up Cliff Bugger Beast and some hot flies for the Oregon Coast. And for the Strait of Juan de Fuca — I’m headed north this weekend!
Do you think it’s easy to tie flies with this guy behind you?
Do you have a badass collection of big flies? Send us photos of your Bugger Beast!