So the numbers are still being crunched, but we can say with a fair amount of confidence that this year’s Tie-One-On-A-Thon was a resounding success. We had more tiers, prizes, attendees, flies tied, and most importantly made more money for Project Healing Waters this year compared to last year…so in Spinal tap terms this year was an 11. We would like to thank all the sponsors that helped us put on the event this year, especially our main two co-sponsors Cameron Mortenson, of the Fiberglass Manifesto, and Hunter Banks Fly Shop. Without ya’ll it would be just us, and we’re pretty lame so once again thanks for all the support, and enjoy the pretty pictures.
The flies are boxed, the beer is gone, and the BBQ is nothing more than a pleasant memory punctuated by a porky burp now and then. The 1st Annual Tie-One-On-A-Thon has come to pass, and it was more fun than anyone should have tying 700 flies. There will be a nice article about the event in the upcoming Spring Issue, but I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who tied, sponsored, and showed up to make this unique event a success in its very first year. We are still working out the final numbers but WNC Project Healing Waters should be getting a better check than I have gotten in the past few months. So for those folks who, for whatever reason, couldn’t make it this year, we put together a slide show that should give you a clearer picture into the Tie-One-On-A-Thon madness you missed… don’t let it happen again, because we will be back bigger and better next year.
So the silence on the blog has been eerie hasn’t it? I thought I saw a ghost on the about page, but it was just my reflection in the screen. I do hope that it wasn’t to off-putting, but in our defense we have been kind of busy finalizing the details for what I think will turn out to be, the greatest fly tying event ever held in Steve’s Studio…I mean ever. Check out the webpage for the updated tiers and sponsor lists. I will say that we have crafted an entertainment equation as such:
Expert Fly Tying + Local Microbrew Beer at PBR Prices + Charred Flesh Of Swine + The Chance To Ask Your Favorite Tier Why He Makes Three Turns Instead of Two With His Wire Rib = One Rip Roaring Good Time
So tickets are going to be ten dollars and beer and BBQ will be depression era priced with every dollar going to Project Healing Waters. Tickets will be available at all Curtis Wright Outfitters locations, at the door, and will called by emailing me with all of you personal information (trust me I know what I am doing)…on second thought you should probably just go to CWO. There will be an am session ticket and a pm session ticket with both sessions being topped out at fifty tickets…so get your tickets early and often folks.
Check back, as we will be updating the event info right up until the event with more giveaways, tiers, and sponsors.