Learn from the Best Fly Tyers in the World!
We are proud to have some of the World’s Finest Fly Tyers at the Expo! Joining us are four Bus Buszek Award Winning Fly Tyers with Special Guest Davie McPhail all the way from Scotland! Demonstrations will be held inside the store.
Expo Guest Fly Tyers:
– Bill Blackstone – Steve Fernandez
– Davie McPhail – Wayne Luallen
– John Vanderhoof
Saturday April 1st: Sunday April 2nd:
9am – 12pm: Davie McPhail 9am – 12pm: Davie McPhail
9am – 12pm: Bill Blackstone 9am – 12pm: John Van Derhoof
1pm – 4pm: Steve Fernandez 1pm – 4pm: Davie McPhail
1pm – 4pm: Wayne Luallen 1pm – 4pm: Steve Ferndandez
Sunday April 2nd Fly Tying Schedule:
9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm: DAVIE MCPHAIL – FLY TYING WITH DAVIE
Davie McPhail, in association with Fulling Mill, is making his way all the way from Scotland to join us at the Expo. He is arguably one of the best fly tiers in the world with over 30 years’ experience in fly fishing. His YouTube Channel has over 550 step by step fly tying videos, 52,500+ subscribers and 18.7 million views. This is Davie’s first appearance on the West Coast so DON’T MISS your chance to see him in action and shoot the sh_t with him in person! Davie’s YouTube Channel
9am – 12pm: John Van Derhoof – FLY TYING WITH JOHN
John Van Derhoof started fly tying and fly fishing in 1963 and has been going strong ever since. A Life Member and past president of the Long Beach Casting Club, John has fished all over North America in both fresh and saltwater and has made numerous excursions to other parts of the world in search of angling opportunities. As an innovative and extraordinary fly tier, for the last 30 plus years, John has demonstrated, taught and written about tying all over the United States, Canada and Europe. He was one of sixteen American tiers of salmon flies featured in Judith Dunham’s book, The Atlantic Salmon Fly, published in 1991. Since September, 1997, John has illustrated and written the popular “Fly of the Month” articles for the Long Beach Casting Club’s newsletter Target Talk. John was honored with the IFFF Buz Buszek Fly Tying Award in 2007. He is unique in that he is the only person worldwide to have all IFFF Casting Certifications, serve as a Casting Certification Board of Governor and be awarded the IFFF’s Buz Buszek Fly Tying Award.
1pm – 4pm: STEVEN FERNANDEZ – CLASSIC TROUT PATTERNS
Steven Fernandez has been tying flies for over 40 years, and started tying professionally at the age of 13 for Fishermens Spot and other local shops. By the time he was sixteen he was demonstrating and teaching fly tying locally and then nationally. When he was 17, he was featured in the April 1977 edition of Field and Stream. While pursuing a degree in architecture in the 1980’s, he challenged the notion of artistic salmon flies by tying flies on straightened out hooks with atypical materials and techniques, raising a few eyebrows in the process. Judith Dunham included him in her book The Atlantic Salmon Fly, The Tyers and Their Art, published in 1991, which helped lead to international demonstrations, classes, and feature articles. In 2012 Steven was the recipient of the Buz Buszek Memorial Award from the Federation of Fly Fishers. Currently Steven enjoys tying fishing flies, classic trout flies, and artistic salmon flies and he is Fly Tying Co-Director for the Southwest Council of the FFF. He especially enjoys teaching techniques and encouraging tiers to explore all that tying has to offer and to make their own contributions to the art.