Tyer – John Olschewsky

2016 – Stan Walters Memorial Tyer of the Year

I became interested in fancy flies in the about 1987 after tying all the NW steelhead flies. I was looking for a new challenge and at the time my children were very young so my fishing time was very limited. It was a way to keep connected to the sport I loved and be available to my family. I was at Jimmy’s shop and he told me about a group of guys in Bellevue who were starting a salmon fly group. I attended the second meeting and became obsessed with the art. At that time we started writing the “constitution” that involved many evenings at Alec’s home. I have held every position in the club pres,sect,treas,board etc…  As you can imagine I feel a sense of ownership in the club!!!  The club has seen many changes over the years as members have come and gone but remains true to the original mission.