What started as one man’s drunken idea on the way back from a fishing trip has become the Altamont of WNC fly tying events…minus the Hell’s Angels, although Steve does look tough in his leathers. The Tie-One-A-Thon is right around the corner and all signs are pointing to this event being at least as fun as an eighth grade dance, if eighth grade dances had beer. All the sponsors have really stepped up and donated enough gear, booze, and swine to make me consider making a midnight foray to a non-extradition country with a Santa size bag of loot. We will be having door prize giveaways every hour throughout the day and we don’t have any prize packages worth less than thirty bucks all the way up to Dr Slick tool sets worth at least a hundred. We also added some tiers to the list including Thomas Harvey from Carolina Fly and Heath Cartee from Curtis Wright Outfitters. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event and can be purchased at all Curtis Wright Outfitters locations. I also wanted to say thanks to our newest sponsor thefiberglassmanifesto.com. Cameron Mortenson donated a sweet t-shirt and some stickers to be given away and the rumor is with enough beer and fishing promises he might even show up to cover the event for his blog. See all the tiers, and our most up to date list of sponsors here. So until the next update I will leave you with a riddle. What has two thumbs and can’t wait for the Tie-One-On-A-Thon? That’s right…this guy.