The International Fly Tying Symposium – a cornucopia of celebrities, seminars, hands-on instruction and everything that’s new in the art – is scheduled for Nov. 12-13.
The 31st annual symposium will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, N. J. with more than 100 celebrity fly tiers demonstrating what it takes to turn fur and feathers into artificial fishing flies, according to event director Chuck Furimsky.
Tiers scheduled for demonstrations, seminars or hands-on instructions include Orvis executive and author Tom Rosenbauer; creator of the Clouser Minnow, Bob Clouser; and fly tying blog host Tim Cammisa.
International tiers scheduled include Theo Bakelaar from the Netherlands; Harry Schoel, Belgium; Chris Reeves, England; Morten Valeur, Denmark; Marc Petitjean, Switzerland; and Piero Sistino and Eros Tommasi, from Italy joining Americans Tim Flagler, Tom Baltz, Son Tao, Allen Rupp, and Steve Culton during the two day event.
There will be a live podcast featuring a Tim Flagler-Tom Rosenbauer Tie-Off each day in the Featured Fly Tying Theater area.
Displays and items for sale include hundreds of fly tying books available at the Angling Book Store booth along with many of the authors to sign them; thousands of necks and stacks of feathers; and a selection of hooks by Ahrex from Denmark along with special sample packs.
Admission to the 2022 Symposium is $15 Sat., $12 Sun. or $22 for a two day pass. Children under age 16 are free. Admission is by cash only at the box office. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sun.
Parking at the host DoubleTree Somerset Hotel is free.
All symposium programs, special classes, attending celebrities, fly tiers, and demonstration times are posted on the International Fly Tying Symposium website. Visit: https://internationalflytyingsymposium.com/