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    SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    We are doing it again boys...the mid winter event in Jersey!

    Shannon's Fly & Tackle and Dettes Flies invites you to our 4th annual Sparse Grey Matter Fly Fest on Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 from 10am to 4 pm. All are welcome to come tie flies and/or watch some of the areas finest tyers. This is an informal gathering of tyers and fly fishermen and a great way to spend a cold Sunday in February. There is no charge, but donations are gladly accepted. Food and beverages are available.
    Location: Firehouse on Main St. in Califon, New Jersey

    Hope to see you there, CJ

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Just 2 weeks away. CJ's message needs a bump.

    This has become my favorite tying event. More relaxed than the Sommerset January show, and there are no distractions like buying gear or rushing off to see a presentation on time. Just a bunch of great people and tyers, mostly from SGM and neff, getting together at a time of year when fishing in earnest isn't too far away, but some serious cabin fever still needs to be confronted.

    It's special how the 2 fly shops with the most history from NY and NJ; Dettes and Shannons, get together on this one to promote a great event.

    Let's hope for good driving weather.

    So who's going?

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by catskilljohn View Post
    We are doing it again boys...the mid winter event in Jersey!

    Shannon's Fly & Tackle and Dettes Flies invites you to our 4th annual Sparse Grey Matter Fly Fest on Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 from 10am to 4 pm. All are welcome to come tie flies and/or watch some of the areas finest tyers. This is an informal gathering of tyers and fly fishermen and a great way to spend a cold Sunday in February. There is no charge, but donations are gladly accepted. Food and beverages are available.
    Location: Firehouse on Main St. in Califon, New Jersey

    Hope to see you there, CJ
    I will try to make it.

    This CJ fellow is a good dude.


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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Please do not sully the event with your presence

    To look good is to fish good

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    I'll be tying some of my latest patterns. The recipe calls for a jar of mikes garlic eggs

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    I'll be tying some of my latest patterns. The recipe calls for a jar of mikes garlic eggs
    Garlic eggs are whack. I've got a cure you can try that works a lot better.

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    I'll be tying some of my latest patterns. The recipe calls for a jar of mikes garlic eggs

    Garlic eggs are whack. I've got a cure you can try that works a lot better.

    You are both a disgrace to NEFF, and the greatendeavor of fly fishing.......you should be ashamed!!!!!

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    You are both a disgrace to NEFF, and the great sport of fly fishing.......you should be ashamed!!!!!
    Hey! I resemble that!

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    You are both a disgrace to NEFF, and the greatendeavor of fly fishing.......you should be ashamed!!!!!
    Let me think about it.... Nope I'm ok with it carry on

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    I'll see everyone there as usual. I missed it two years ago when we were restoring a mile of the Musky and we worked through the weekend. It's been growing in size each year.

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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    As a newbie whose interested..what exactly goes on? You can show up and just watch people tie? Is it informative or is it more of a social gathering where everyone knows everyone? Is it worth driving an hour + for? Will beetle be filming?


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    Re: SGM fly tying event Califon NJ

    It's absolutely worth going to TH. What exactly goes on? Picture a banquet hall full of talented tyers that you just wander up to, say hello, watch, ask questions, and learn. It's very relaxed and informal. You'll get a chance to meet some of the people who are on this board, and put a face with the name (for better or worse).

    Shannons fly shop is right across the street, and Califon is a nice little town.
    You can stop at the Long Valley Brew Pub on the way back and have a beer. What's not to like?

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