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IFFF Fly Tying Group Fly Tying Skills Awards Program

Click Here to View a Directory of Award Recipients

 

Why an IFFF Fly Tying Skills Award Program?

The IFFF Fly Tying Group exists to promote and encourage the art of fly tying. We take “promoting” to have a two-fold meaning: inspiring more people to take an interest in our craft and helping them to become more knowledgeable and accomplished tiers. The Fly Tying Group is dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and support of the art of fly tying.

For individuals to improve as tiers, they need to be able to measure their progress. The IFFF Fly Tying Skills Awards Program provides IFFF members with the opportunity to develop or reinforce their fly tying skills and test their progress against a consistent, standard at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The goal of the Awards Program is to encourage IFFF members to develop and improve their fly tying skills at their own pace through a structured learning plan with progressive goals. The Program is meant to be informative, enjoyable and encourage camaraderie and co-operation amongst those taking part. In addition, it can also assist Clubs and instructors in the planning and delivering of fly tying courses.

Participation is entirely voluntary. No IFFF member or Club is under any obligation to take part.


 Silver Award Handbook

 Under Construction

 Gold Award Handbook

  Under Construction

Bronze Award Handbook

(Click to view and Print)


More Information:

For detailed information regarding the Bronze Award program goals and the process of the program please refer to pages 5, 6, and 7 of the Bronze Award Handbook. (Click above to view or print.)

 

Instructional Videos:

These videos, with Buszek Award recipient Al Beatty at the vice are meant as instructional guides to be used together with the Bronze Award Handbook. These instructional materials will guide tiers through the learning experience of becoming an IFFF Bronze Award recipient.

 

Fly tying is not unlike skinning a cat in that there is often more than one way to do it. An important thing to remember as you are working your way through this Bronze Award Program is that your goal is to follow the recipe, tie a strong, durable fly and express the proper proportions of the fly and using proper and acceptable materials.

Differences arise in fly tying instructions in book, magazines, and videos. For instance, throughout the Handbook and throughout these supportive videos you will see different suggestions regarding where to start the thread on the hook. They are all correct and acceptable – In many instances it is simply a matter of personal choice.

These videos are meant to be used as tying guides along with the handbook. The handbook is made up of detailed sections which, together with the videos will guide you thru the Bronze Award process.

 

Should you have any tying questions that you cannot resolve please feel free to contact any member of the Fly Tying Skills Awards Committee (Listed below).

 

 

 

Instructional Videos (Click to view)

 

 

Grey Goose Emerger (Click to view)

 

Pheasant Tail Variant Dry Fly (Click to view)

 

Partridge and Orange Soft Hackle Wet Fly (Click to view)

 

Woolly Bugger (Click to view)

 

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph (Click to view)

For all the videos click here.

 


Fly Tying Skills Awards Program Forms:

(Click to view and print)

Bronze Award Evaluator Registration Form

Bronze Award Evaluation Fly Transmittal Form

Bronze Award Evaluation Score Sheet

Bronze Award Evaluation Criteria

 

 

For more information regarding the program and/or process feel free to contact any of the following involved individuals: Please note that no mailing addresses are included in these listings for privacy reasons. Please contact these individuals by phone or email for the mailing addresses.

 

 

IFFF Fly Tying Skills Awards Program Committee

Frank Johnson

Committee Chairman

bighornjohnsons@gmail.com

307-672-5164

307-752-7083

Tom H. Logan

FTG BOG Chairman

tomlogan@comcast.net

850-212-5396


Jim Ferguson

FTG BOG

j.ferguson@comcast.net

503-390-5043

 

Dave Roberts

FTG BOG

oretroutbum@aol.com

541-601-5658

 

Gene Kaczmarek

Emeritus FTG BOG,

flyingties@aol.com

510-673-7162

 


Leslie Wrixon

FTG BOG

Lesliewrixon@ityeflies.com

508-733-8535

 


Chuck Collins

FTG BOG

fishingfly@aol.com

208-237-9746

208-241-1726

Al Beatty

Emeritus FTG BOG

albeatty2@aol.com

208-362-2663

208-861-0564

Gretchen Beatty

Emeritus FTG BOG

gbeatty2@aol.com

208-362-2663

208-861-8802

 

Evaluation Review Panel

Tom H. Logan

Awards Review Panel

tomlogan@comcast.net

850-942-9776

 


Gene Kaczmarek

Awards Review Panel

flyingties@aol.com

510-673-7162

 


Jim Ferguson

Awards Review Panel

j.ferguson@comcast.net

503-390-5043


Paul Beckmann

Awards Review Panel

mn.fly.tyer@gmail.com

612-414-0302


Frank Johnson

Awards Review Panel

bighornjohnsons@gmail.com

307-672-5164

307-752-7083

 

 

At-Large Evaluators

Frank Johnson

Wyoming

bighornjohnsons@gmail.com

307-672-5164

307-752-7083

Tom H. Logan

Florida

tomlogan@comcast.net

850-942-9776

 

Jim Ferguson

Oregon

j.ferguson@comcast.net

503-390-5043

 

Dave Roberts

Idaho

oretroutbum@aol.com

541-601-5658

 

Gene Kaczmarek

California

flyingties@aol.com

510-673-7162

 

Leslie Wrixon

Massachusetts

Lesliewrixon@ityeflies.com

503-733-8535

 

Chuck Collins

Idaho

fishingfly@aol.com

208-237-9746

208-241-1726

Al Beatty

Idaho

albeatty2@aol.com

208-362-2663

208-861-0564

Gretchen Beatty

Idaho

gbeatty2@aol.com

208-362-2663

208-861-8802

Paul Beckmann

Minnesota

mn.fly.tyer@gmail.com

612-414-0302

 

Al Ritt

Colorado

al@alrittflies.com

303-678-9709

 

Ed Berg 

Colorado edflyfisher@aol.com 303-805-2453  
 Fred DuPre' Texas flytyerfred@gmail.com  817-788-5724  817-975-4205

Jere Anderson 

Texas jaand75023@cs.com  972-618-6714  
William Heckel 

Illinois esubvaria.1@sbcglobal.net  847-288-1459  
Earl Arnold 

California earlwarnold@gmail.com  805-701-1239  
Brett Edwards 

Colorado baakpakrs@comcast.net 303-517-9509  
Ralph Rhoades 

Colorado rwrhoades2@comcast.net 303-589-9588  
Jason Koop 

Nevada ccflyfisher@gmail.com 775-220-1781  

 

 

 


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