Renzetti Fly Tying and Rod Building Symposium

Scenes from this year's event

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We recently visited the Renzetti (www.renzetti.com) Fly Tying and Rod Building Symposium in Titusville, Florida. I figured I'd arrive and there would be a handful of attendees but was amazed when I drove by the factory. The lot was packed and there were cars lined up down the street. I had no idea that there were that many fly tiers in the central Florida area. All in all, it was a great event with many big names in attendance. Take a look a few snap shots from the festivities. PHOTO: Fly Fishing in Salt Waters' Brad Lowman ties up one of his favorite baitfish patterns, the Lucky Fly.
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Lowman's Lucky Fly up close.
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An inside look at the machinery Renzetti uses to produce their world class vices.
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A selection of Clouser minnows on the wheel drying so they are ready to use.
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Scott Hamilton's series of baitfish patterns.
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Redfish slider, a proven favorite in Mosquito Lagoon.
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Renzetti raffled off a ton a really cool gear like what you see here.
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Silent auctions are a great way to get great stuff at a discounted rate.
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Just a few Renzetti vises on display.
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A couple attendees in the market for some new Buffs.
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Renzetti's neighbor, Hell's Bay Boatworks dropped by to show of a few of their skiffs.
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Andy Renzetti prepares for the event to begin.
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Lilly Renzetti calls out the raffle winners.
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Attendees checking out some of the tier's favorite flies.
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Bebo James from beyondtheblue.com and his two sons admire a few flies to take back to his operation in South Caicos.
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The shad run will soon begin in the St. Johns river. Here are a few local favorite fly patterns.
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A couple of tiers get some pointers from Mr. Ron Winn.
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Big pattern for peacock bass found in residential canals in Miami.
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Tier Dave Schmezer takes a break and talks about some of his techniques.
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Lots of tiers at the event tied tarpon patterns like these in preparation for the upcoming season.