It looks like I will finally get to go to the USA for the first time in my life in November when I am due to come to the International fly tying symposium in Somerset NJ, and man am I looking forward to it.
Ever since I got lucky to start getting around and tying at shows I’ve heard about the Somerset show being THE show you want to come to and tie flies. I’ve had friends go there and all of the say the same thing, it is a great show to come to as a fly tyer. As far as I know it has to be one of the few pure fly tying shows in the world, most are fly fishing shows with just some fly tying thrown in as a part of that.
I won’t be going alone either, the whole thing is being held together by my friend Nicklas Dahlin (which remind me that I have now put his blogg up in the blogroll, check it out) and all in all we are 10 Swedish fly tyers of different styles that are going over together! I think it i is going to be a fantastic experience coming over there together with such great tyers. The list of US friends that I want to meet is big and I am sure that the time is going to be way too short being there just over the weekend so I will try and come back for a longer run next year also.
There is a blog in Swedish (sorry) where all the tyers going to the US are presented, even if you can’t read it you’ll see the names and some of the flies they do, I am pretty sure that you will recognize a name or two there: http://swedishflytyersinvasion.blogspot.com/
Also the official webpage of the show can be found here: http://www.internationalflytyingsymposium.com/index.html