Published Feb 18. 2016 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Feb 18. 2016

Tying session in the woods

Thirty-some fly tyers met in a restaurant in Denmark, ate some good food and tied flies together

Concentraded tying
Kern and Rune's shrimp table
A Rune Westphal shrimp
A Kern Leo Lund shrimp
The shrimp table
Martin Joergensen

My good friend Henning and I had signed up for an event on Facebook. ”Tying Session in the Forest” it was called. “60 seats. Be there or be square”. Well, maybe it didn't say the last thing, but you get it.
I picked up Henning on the day and we took the 40 minute ride to the venue, a restaurant located in a beautiful area west of Copenhagen. Underway we noticed several places that could call for a future visit with a camera.

We arrived at the place, grabbed the tying and photo stuff and made our way to the room where things were going to happen.
Lots of both familiar and new faces, and lots of “Hello”s and “How are you?”s. We found a table and started chatting.
And that basically went on for the next 3 hours.

It's like Christmas

“It's like Christmas” as Henning said, referring to the great company, the good food (and good beer too!) and the ambiance as a whole. A couple of well known Danish fly tiers – Kern Leo Lund and Rune Westphal – were at one table showing their impressing shrimp imitations, but most people were just tying at their own table or mingling and talking.
I managed to make a total mess of my place at the table by tying muddlers, but I wasn't the only one who “spread the happiness”. Lots of dubbing, feathers and flash was left behind on tablecloths and carpets when the company broke up at 9:30 and people started returning home after a great few hours together.

Lots of people
One of the tables
The light wasn't perfect
Always tie muddlers when somebody else cleans up!
Mingling and shooting the breeze
My production line
Lots of people
Martin Joergensen
Two LAW vises in one place
Another shrimp in the making
Tying away
Flies in the making
Martin Joergensen

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