NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo

2015 Featured Tyers

IFFF Buz Buszek Fly Tying Award winners: (the most prestigious award in fly tying):

Fernandez, Steven (CA): Masterful fly tyer, teacher and creator of unique flys.

Henry Hoffman (OR): Originator of the genetic "super hackle", rooster rancher and creative tyer.


Stan Walter’s Memorial "Tyer of the Year" award winners:

1990 Lee Clark (OR): Developer of the Clark's Stone Fly and spins a good yarn.

1992 John Rodriquez (OR): Innovative pattern designer and master of fly material techniques.

2000 Henry Hoffman (OR): Originator of the genetic "super hackle" and rooster rancher.

2001 Larry Nicholas (WA): Has a lifetime worth of tricks to manipulating feathers on a hook.

2004 Jim Schollmeyer (OR): Prolific author of many books on patterns and techniques.

2006 Jim Ferguson (OR): Former Expo Fly Tyer Chair, budding artist and entertaining teacher.

2007 Richard Youngers (OR): Former fly shop owner and sea-run cutthroat expert.

2009 Jerry Criss (OR): Master of soft hackles, hair hackling and classic Catskill flies.

2010 Hal Gordon (OR): Expo Fly Tyer Chair and tyer of trout flys that catch fish.

2011 Jim Fisher (OR): Specializes in artful flys and former chair of the Expo.

2012 Keith Burkhart (OR): 2001 FFF Man of the Year and co-founder of the Expo.

2013 David Roberts (OR): Rogue River Guide, story teller and catcher of "half-pounders".

2014 Vic Hadley (OR): Instructor and tyer of classic steelhead flys.


Noteworthy Expo Fly Tyers:

Combs, Trey (WA): Steelhead author and famed tyer of hair-wing flys.

Flaherty, James (OR): Protégé of George Grant style woven hackle flys.

Hammond, Rockwell (WA): International fly tying awards winner and Atlantic salmon tyer.

Hirsh, Ilene (OR): Specializes in Alaska fly patterns for trout and Pacific salmon.

Leong, Jackson (OR): International leader in developing realistic insect patterns.

Marshall, Andrew (OR): Author, historian and tyer of the olde trout flys.

Marshall, George (OR): 15-year-old tyer and 2X winner of "Clipped Fly Contest".

Masuda, Kuni (WA): Tyer of Japanese Shimazaki hollow body dry flys and nymphs.

Powell, Roy (CA): Innovative tyer of the adult mayfly and caddis.

Richmond, Scott (OR): Author, fly fishing web master and world traveler with fly rod.

Rossman, Paul (CT): Publisher of creative salmon fly art books and artistic fly tyer.

Royer, Karen (WA): Karen excels in realistic insect patterns using natural materials.

Simpson, Mel (FL): Saltwater tyer with a flair of brightly colored feathers.

Silvey, Brian (OR): Deschutes guru and tyer of all flys steelhead.

Singletary, Preston (WA): Seattle icon and tyer of masterful pieces of art.

Smith, Monte (OR): Long-time Expo instructor and tyer of original and unique Pacific NW flys.

Wood, Garren (OR): National demo tyer who specializes in beautiful woven body flies.

West, Shawn (WA): Deer-hair master and tyer of colorful bass bugs.

David Williams (WA): Author who specializes in western states smallmouth bass.