Ya Mark he did a great job. :clap: But you guys didn't keep him distracked enought. I could only talk to tina for a little while. bwahahahahaha and we really ou her for leting him geter done. bwahahahahaha
Another fine job putting this event together Tony! The Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware thanks you. We had a super time.
One thing that I think is very cool about this day is the way people are getting young people involved. There were quite a few kids there and not just tagging along with their parents or grandparents. They were tying flies and paying very close attention to others, learning while watching. Here are a couple of examples I saw:
Had a great time T. Thanks again for organizing it. Wish I had a few hours at the end to go boozing w/ the VA beach crew. It looked like things were just getting started as I was rushing out. Oh well. At least I got the yellow DVD to take home with me. What's the difference between the yellow and red one again??
It sure does sound like you had a bad scare, Doug, and I glad things are looking better.
So, I would view yesterday as Tony and about 300 of his closest friends. That attendance number is based on the number of name tag labels used and could have been higher by the time things broke up. Before I left at about 3, I did a rough count of the sign-ins and that number was lower, about 150 to 170 if I counted right. However, I think the name tag number was a much more accurate measure because some people were hesitant about writing their e-mail addresses and others didn't have one to write down.
The important thing is that people looked like they were having a good time. Well done, Tony.
Great event as usual, Thanks Tony! My only downer was doing that Sage Casting Analyzer...ouch, truth hurts. Otherwise it was a fantastic time. I watched the Popovics video I won last nite, man that guy can tie. Warmer weather can't come soon enough now.
Tony--Thanks again for TieFest. It was a superb event. Didn't think it could get better from last year but it did. My hats off to you! Thanks again for all your hard work and planning required to "tie" this all together.
Bravo Tony, well worth the two hour ride. My son-in-law and I'll be back for sure. This salt water stuff could be catching. Enjoyed meeting several of the board posters including Tony, Brandon, D Jones. Just a great time. Thanks again.
In the Navy we have a saying - "BZ" or Bravo Zulu for a job well done. It speaks volumes for the effort you put into the Tie Fest. Thank you. I enjoyed tying, speaking with people and showing a few tying tricks to some folks. Hope to do it again next year. My boys had a very good time seeing all the different ways people tie flies.