The International Fly Tying Symposium is the country’s largest consumer show dedicated to the art of tying flies, featuring more than 100 celebrity tiers. Astonishingly, Tom Rosenbauer has never participated because of scheduling conflicts, but this year, he will be teaching two classes–“Nymphs and Soft Hackles” and “Dry Flies”–PLUS he will be doing live tie-offs with Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions each day. If you’ve seen any of Tom and Tim’s monthly online tie-offs, you know how fun and engaging these can be. (Tim is also teaching a seminar on trout Spey.)
The 31st-annual symposium will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, N. J. For more information, internationalflytyingsymposium.com.