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#1 roycestearns

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:53 AM

The Oregon Northwest Fly Tying Expo is happening this week

 

http://www.nwexpo.com/

 

The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is an organization founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1965.

 

This years tyers include:

Steve Fernandez

Jeff Dickey

Jon Harrang

Aaron Ostoj

John Olschewsky

John Shewey

Glenn Wilson

Garren Wood

 

we are missing some regulars like Paul Rossman, Kat Rollins, Monte Smith, Michael Radencich.

 

I promise to post some some pics from this years show.

 

 



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:08 AM

How about Mike Boyer, any sightings?

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:38 PM

What a great line-up Royce !  I believe that those who moved on will find other ways to express themselves

 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:42 PM

Val, Mike passed away and from what we can piece together it was late Dec 2014 or early January 2015.  There was no memorial service,  it appears that his sister had a neighbor sell off his material and flies and the bank took over the house and sold it.  We know who purchased most of the flies and they are in good hands. and the materials ended up in Portland OR somewhere.  Mike lived remote and alone.  In Nov 14 Mike complained of being unable to get over cold/flu like symptoms and after that it's all speculation.



#5 alchemist

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:08 PM

I would add the following NWASFG members as tyers to watch and learn from at Albany:

 

Hunter Bachand

Linda Bachand

Sean Dahlquist

Aaron Ostoj

Nick Riggs

Dareld Thompson



#6 ted patlen

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

Royce,  That is the first I've heard of about Mike.  Very sad news.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

Ted, sad yes.  It took some digging and a person on their way bird hunting to stumble on the info we do have.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, me too Ted. I am still in shock. Mike tied killer flies, a big influence.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

Too soon.  I'm sorry to hear.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Expo again this year.  I will be taking photos and talking with people on Friday.  On Saturday I will be tying the first two sessions. 

 

Garren



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:44 PM

I'll be walking around the hall Sat. am watching the tyers. Might even hand out a hook or two. 


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

Royce:  I am very sorry to hear of Mike's passing.  He never said a word.  Thanks for the info

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:58 AM

Terrible news about Mike- Thanks for the update Royce.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:16 PM

A few pics from the Expo

The best thing about them is all the conversations that happen ...

Tyers (Jackson L) taking pictures of others tying  :)

Passionate tying (Steve F)

I'm not sure what happened with the color but I call this one "The devil is in the details"  (Glenn W)

And of course the future generations get started!

 



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

More photos from the show. Garren Wood, Hunter Bachand,  Royce Stearns, Jackson Leong, Scorpion Jackson gave me.

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

I am really saddened to hear of Mikes passing. Really will miss visiting with him! I feared the worst, since I ended up with one of his personal books off of ebay.
I didn't make the Albany show this year, due to a family crisis.
Hopefully next year.
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:32 AM

I attended the show for a few hours on Saturday & spent much of the time with Hunter Bachand

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:37 AM

I looked for him, but Aaron Ostoj wasn't at the show.