Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

Banquet and Auction Fundraiser

Friday March 8th, 2024
5:00PM – 9:00PM

Linn County Expo Center (Food Court)

Tickets $28.00 per Person
Children 15 and Under Free


Guest Speaker: Rick Hafele

Started fly fishing over 50 years ago, 40 of which have been focused on fishing for trout in streams and lakes throughout the west.

For many years I have tried to share my knowledge about the world in which trout live with anglers through books, articles, slide shows and seminars.

Auctioneer: Will Godfrey

2023 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee

Will Godfrey is a Life Member of the FFF (now FFI) and has a long history of giving back to the fly fishing sport, in the 1970s he owned a fly shop in the fabled area of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Island Park Idaho and he has been neck deep in the sport and the art of Fly Fishing ever since. Will has volunteered his time and his talent for decades to promote the sport and support both conservation and education, especially youth education about the sport. He is an accomplished Auctioneer who this year alone will be raising money for the Henry’s Fork Foundation, Federation of Fly Fishers at the annual Conclave, Snake River Cutthroats, Washington Council of the FFF and of course his home club the Kelly Creek Fly Casters where he serves on the Board and is the past president.

Master of Ceremonies: Rick Pay

Rick Pay has been involved in fly fishing since the early 1980’s. He enjoys fishing both rivers and lakes for trout, steelhead, bass, and Northern Pike. He has been a member of FFI since 2014. Over the years he has been involved in a number of fish and water conservation organizations, including being a board member and officer of Oregon Trout, Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, a board member of ORCFFI, and Board member and Treasurer of the Deschutes River Alliance. He is an avid fly tier, tying in two sessions at the 2024 Albany Expo. Rick is an Oregon resident for over 45 years and particularly loves to fish for steelhead in the summer and winter, and for trout all over Central Oregon.


  • Basil Chicken with Jasmine Rice (Gluten Free)
  • Basil Cream Cheese Tortellini – Baked with Vegetable
  • Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
  • Tossed Green Salad with Choices of Dressing
  • Home Baked Rolls with Butter
  • Dessert Bars and Cookies also Gluten Free Cookies
  • Coffee, Strawberry Lemonade, & Ice Water


  • 5:00 PM Banquet Opens
  • 5:30 PM Food Served
  • 6:00 PM Guest Speaker
  • 6:30 PM Live Auction
  • 7:30 PM ORCFFI Awards
  • 8:00 PM Tyer, Vendor & Sponsor – Recognition
  • 9:00 PM Saying Goodnight to Friends

Cash Bar Opens at 4:30 PM

Live Auction Items

We are auctioning off a Brand New Dave Scadden Boat !!!

Dave Scadden‘s new 2024 Lightning Strike Stiletto is the epitome pontoon craft design.  Its exclusive design offers otherworldly levels of performance.  It incorporates the most advanced bladder less heat welded technology pontoons in the world. Coupled with his exclusive rigid inflatable “ flight deck“ rowers platform and “air pad “ oar lock system it is completely frameless.

The new Stiletto’s ultra low  profile pontoons defy the wind and enhance performance. They also afford  superior speed and tractability.  After extensive testing this revolutionary pontoon craft has proven to excel in virtually every category over traditional framed pontoon boat designs.

It is lightweight, portable,  high performance and extremely user-friendly.  It comes out of your rig and can be inflated and ready to go in five minutes.  No assembly required.  There’s no question the new Stiletto is the most technically advanced one person double pontoon system boat in the world.

With and incredible hull weight of 26 lbs. It has already proven to be a complete game changer!

Dave Scadden's 2024 Lightning Strike Stiletto Ultra Lo Pro

Just Added to the Auction - $2195 Value

Bellinger’s Bamboo Rodmaking Class

Sign up now with Bellinger owner and bamboo rodmaker Chet Croco and learn to make bamboo rod blanks from an experienced maker.

Making a bamboo blank with your own hands leaves one with an incredible feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Learning proper rodmaking fundamentals and technique from a seasoned rodmaker cuts down the learning curve significantly and puts you on your path much earlier in the process. Learning a method is easy compared to developing a method on your own. Getting a “heads-up” on how to set-up your own shop is a great benefit too. Remember; repetition makes habit and we are here to help you develop good rodmaking habits.

Over the course of 4 days you will receive one-on-one, individualized, hands-on instruction on sound rodmaking fundamentals and proper technique as you make your own 2-piece, 2-tip bamboo fly rod blank using Bellingers’ full line up of bamboo rodmaking machines, tools and equipment. This is a full immersion class that takes place in our “Shirley’s Tavern” bamboo rodmaking shop, where once stood a local landmark, where there is great potential that you will produce a blank that will exceed your highest expectation. You should finish class with a ready to wrap, ferruled blank complete with cork grip you’ve turned yourself and professionally fit ferrules that “pop”. Remember it is you that is doing the work and learning something in the process!

The tuition cost for this 4-day class is $2,195 per student. We usually work with one student per class but we will accomodate two friends or family members upon request. As a bonus and incentive, you’ll receive discounts on any Bellinger equipment purchased within 1 year of taking the class and qualify for special discounts on reel seats & ferrules. It’s not all work we have fun too. Who knows whom may stop by for a quick story or what myths we may shatter or where we may wander in our down time (the cork must dry). Each student is expected to tell at least one story.

Among the many topics that will be covered are:

• Grading & selecting bamboo
• Flame tempering and heat treating
• Strip layout and node staggering options
• Node preparation
• The dynamics of tapers
• Sawing strips Vs hand splitting (it’s no contest)
• Roughing, beveling and tapering under power (but you can use your form if you like)
• Overview on planing forms – layout and properly setting tapers
• Rodmaking fundamentals and proper planning technique
• Block plane sharpening techniques
• Operating your Bellinger glue binder – binding your
• Blank clean up, filing, sanding and straightening
• Ferrule station, reel seat and cork grip layout
• Lapping and mounting ferrules and turning cork grip
• Guide spacing and lawn casting

Class Schedule – Instruction usually begins Tuesday and ends some time Friday after you have lawn casted your rod. Because we primarily offer private instruction, we will work around your schedule as much as possible.

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Come Enjoy The Show!!!

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