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.
Lowman’s Lucky Fly up close.
An inside look at the machinery Renzetti uses to produce their world class vices.
A selection of Clouser minnows on the wheel drying so they are ready to use.
Scott Hamilton’s series of baitfish patterns.
Redfish slider, a proven favorite in Mosquito Lagoon.
Renzetti raffled off a ton a really cool gear like what you see here.
Silent auctions are a great way to get great stuff at a discounted rate.
Just a few Renzetti vises on display.
A couple attendees in the market for some new Buffs.
Renzetti’s neighbor, Hell’s Bay Boatworks dropped by to show of a few of their skiffs.
Andy Renzetti prepares for the event to begin.
Lilly Renzetti calls out the raffle winners.
Attendees checking out some of the tier’s favorite flies.
Bebo James from beyondtheblue.com and his two sons admire a few flies to take back to his operation in South Caicos.
The shad run will soon begin in the St. Johns river. Here are a few local favorite fly patterns.
A couple of tiers get some pointers from Mr. Ron Winn.
Big pattern for peacock bass found in residential canals in Miami.
Tier Dave Schmezer takes a break and talks about some of his techniques.
Lots of tiers at the event tied tarpon patterns like these in preparation for the upcoming season.
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