Postcards from the 2017 FFF Albany Fly EXPO

I had a great two days at the 2017 FFF EXPO in Albany, Oregon on Friday and Saturday. ¬†This was a perfect occasion to meet old and new friends, people who have read some of my ¬†books, watched my fly videos, and attended various presentations and tying demos I’ve made at local fly shops and fly clubs around the state. Many thanks for the kind words that I’ve heard over the weekend. I hope to see you all again in the coming year.

Following, I’ll share some random images from the two day event, in no particular order.

My sincere thanks to Dick Sagara TFO, Cortland, LOOMIS, Tenkara, and others. Dick welcomed me to set up on the end of his corner booth so I could tie flies both days and visit with friends and EXPO visitors. Bruce Berry delivered some last minute Pro Sportfisher supplies, thanks Bruce.

Jay Nicholas – winter 2017 season

 

Jay Nicholas at the 2017 FFF EXPO.

Jay Nicholas at the 2017 FFF EXPO, wearing SIMMS Guide Jacket to keep warm on Saturday.

 

Ostrich anyone?

Ostrich anyone?

Vintage floss.

Vintage floss.

Amazing full dress Atlantic salmon flies.

Amazing full dress Atlantic salmon flies.

Vintage metal tinsel.

Vintage metal tinsel.

Ben Paull represents OPST.

Ben Paull represents OPST.

James Millard assists Ben at the OPST booth.

James Millard assists Ben at the OPST booth.

A few nice Intruders.

A few nice Intruders.

Terry Hails of Albany Oregon.

Terry Hails of Albany Oregon.

Terry's fine sea run cutthroat flies.

Terry’s fine sea run cutthroat flies.

Here are some TFO rods - where is Dick Sagara?

Here are some TFO rods – where is Dick Sagara?

Joe and Tracy Koffler were at the EXPO.

Joe and Tracy Koffler were at the EXPO.

Jeff Coffey and his family were at the EXPO to show off samples of FAIR FLIES.

Jeff Coffey and his family were at the EXPO to show off samples of FAIR FLIES.

My friend Norm Norlander was showing off his NORVISE magic.

My friend Norm Norlander was showing off his NORVISE magic.

Joel LaFolette swooped down from Royal Treatment to show off the Faulk fly.

Joel LaFolette swooped down from Royal Treatment to show off the Faulk fly.

My friend Garren Wood - from a bird's eye view.

My friend Garren Wood – from a bird’s eye view.

Garren Wood and Garret Lesko compare notes at the EXPO.

Garren Wood and Garret Lesko compare notes at the EXPO.

I’m looking forward to the 2018 event already.

Thanks for a great two days.

JWN

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Postcards from the 2017 FFF Albany Fly EXPO

  1. David Jensen says:

    Sorry I missed you Friday; I left by noon. Spent Saturday and Sunday in Pacific City; looked for you there too. You’re stealth! Great looking flies.

  2. Matt,Gage,Cooper&Kaden says:

    Man, timing is everything! Just happened on to your web site and followed the link to the fly tying expo the day before the event. Grabbed the kids and we set off for Albany on Saturday, We had a blast! I got into tying 25 years ago but this was just the ticket to spark the interest of my three boys, needless to say they have been tying for the last 5 days straight!

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