Published Nov 18. 2007 - 14 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 29. 2021

IFTS 2007

The International Fly Tying Symposium was held on November 17th and 18th in Somerset, New Jersey. As usual, the place was wall-to-wall fly tyers, tying everything from giant saltwater streamers to trout flies. Streamers, salmon flies, you name it - someone was tying it.

Some pictures from the 2007 International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset, New Jersey.

A good crowd.

A few vendors

AK Best

Bill Skilton

Don Bastian

Blaine Chocklette's gummy flies

Sardines anyone?

Andrea and Glenn Van Benschoten

Steve Silverio's Tube Fly

Funky Chicken

Mike Hogue

Don Bastian

Ted Patlen and Chris Del Plato


Good Day, The ...

Good Day,

The trick with working with materials like Sili Skin is to take a deep breath, plan ahaed and take your time! Patience is a virtue when working with this material - but patience will reward you. Go slow...

Christopher Soule

Thanks Kasper, Th...

Thanks Kasper,

That is a shame, but eye-catching they certainly are.


Helge and Les, th...

Helge and Les,

the rubber sand eels are not difficult to tie, but pretty useless as the silicone starts to curl and the fly to spin. More an eye catcher than a practical fly.

Kasper Mühlbach

Bob wow what a nice ...

Bob wow what a nice sand eels, could you send me some they look so realistic and I am hungry.
Tying instruction would be great

Nice work! Those sa...

Nice work!
Those sand-eels are amazing. Any chance of an article on how to tie them?

Sarunas_St's picture

Nice photo reportage...

Nice photo reportage Bob!
Add more photos if possible ;)

Hey guys,I was just ...

Hey guys,I was just wondering I tied this fly for international fly tying symposium,global fly fisher had a contest that i submitted this fly in at the somerset show in NJ .It was there first contest went well lots fun it had taken first in the saltwater bait fish contest,has anyone else submitted a fly or anything like the style of this that you have seen.Always great to see new patterns more ideas


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