NIFT members Dick D. and Jim G. demonstrated fly tying to interested fly fisher and tyer Aiden from Elmhurst, IL. Dick D. instructed Aiden on how to tie a crayfish pattern. Not pictured - NIFT member Ed Miller also demonstrated fly tying.
Robert Thompson, Chicago based filmmaker who produced the "Night of the Hex", "Heart of the Driftless" and "Musky Country" fly fishing DVD's, was the guest speaker at Orvis in Yorktown Mall last night. Rob showed trailers from his movies and shared behind-the-scenes information about how they are produced and filmed. If you missed the event last night, you can check out Rob's website "Third Year Fly Fisher" to see trailers from his great films.
Members from DRIFT were also present to demonstrate fly tying techniques.
The gathering was a mix of senior fly fishers, tyers and several interested newcomers to both fly fishing and tying. It was a good time shared by all.