Looking for something fun to do in the South Bend area on April 12th? The St. Joe River Valley Fly Fishers are having their tie-a-thon! Their goal this year? 14,000 flies. These folks do not mess around. That’s a lot of flies going to some well deserving groups of people.
The premise of the Tie-a-thon is like an old fashion barn raisin’, several tyers tie as many flies
as they can to donate to the cause. Joining forces again this year to tie flies are members of:
St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers; Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited; The
Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock; Reel Women, Reel Men of Indianapolis; Grand Rapids Fly Tyers;
Flygirls of Michigan; Anglers of the Au Sable; Little Elkhart Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Duneland
Fly Fishers and many more individuals.
A bunch of tiers come together to tie 100 flies each on a Saturday and at the end of the day, we
try our very best to surpass our previous all-time high of 13,300 flies raised at one Tie-a-thon.
If you are interested, pick just one pattern to tie, buy a box of 100 hooks, the materials and get tying! To get you there, Chef Terry
Wittorp will have a spectacular lunch for all the tyers – which is worth at least 200 flies, but we will give you a break. Everyone is
welcome, but please let us know so we can plan for lunch.