|Bringing Sexy Back Baetis Nymph|
I ended up in 2nd place behind the powerful Shea Gunkel and his new Trico Splatte . I think there may have been some cheating on his part though since he had his whole Familia in the house. I bet he paid them to vote or something. Even his kids. Oh, well, it's not like I need a new rod or anything, I only have two arms I can use at the same time. But what I did score was the Metz tying Tools. Remember in my earlier post of the new products for 2011 that I really liked the new hair stacker that they offered? Well, I have one now. Along with a good score of tools, I think I may have gotten the better deal. Sorry G-Love! I have already used most of the tools and can say they are top notch. Umpqua/Metz makes some really good stuff. I'll post more later on the individual tools. Thanks to Anglers Covey and to Umpqua for sponsoring this event and for the tools and the fly boxes that were donated for prizes. Thanks to the tiers who traveled from out of town to tie for this event. Shea Gunkel, Larry Kingrey, Taylor Edrington, Carl Pennington, Al Ritt, Frank Smethurst, and Ed Engle.
All of the winnings!
Big Ben Tying a Woolly Bugger
Jackson tying something.
Ed Engle reaching for a snack? No, he was looking for some material.
Jamie tying a hot, new fly.
Good stuff here.
A Peacock Caddis tied with some of the new tools.