Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
14th Annual

 Boise Valley Fly Fishers Present


1st Time Tyer Chair  Expo 2018 Fly Tying Chair Fly Tyer Committee
 John Hofland Ralph Stark Tom Johnson
 e-mail: ExpoTyers@BVFF.com

2018 Expo Logo Fly:  Matlacha Rainbow Streamer

Creator:  Don Ordes

This year's logo fly is the creation of Don Ordes.  It is a beautiful fly in the classic Maine streamer style that catches the eye of art patrons, anglers...  and fish.

Don is a semi-retired natural gas facility consultant, and has tied flies and fly-fished since self-taught as a boy in New Orleans, La.  From rudimentary flies and cane-pole rods, Don has progressed over the years from fly-fishing for bluegills to trout to dorado to sailfish and marlin on a 14 wt with his own designer flies.  His favorite flies are all of them, but especially flies that have an artistic aspect.  Simple flies catch fish, but fancy flies are fun to tie and they also catch fish.  Don has tied at sports and fly shows since the early 80s, and has been a regular tyer at many shows for decades. 

For experienced tyers, see the instructions for tying this fly.


 Wing:  (10 Total feathers)
  2 Fluorescent green, barred
  2 Fluorescent orange, barred
  2 Fluorescent pink
  2 Shorter purple, barred
  2 Shorter fluorescent blue
 Cheeks: ( 8 Total feathers)
  4 Peacock neck fans, 2 each side
  2 Green peacock body fans
  2 Jungle cock body spears
   Silver braid, colored with yellow, pink, and blue hi-liters
 Belly Fibers:  
  Buck tail-- stacked yellow, orange, pink, and dark pink

First Time Fly Tyer

You or your family member has never tied a fly?  Stop by the First Time Fly Tyer booth where an experienced fly tyer will help guide you through the process of tying your first fishing fly.  Once you've tried it,you'll be "hooked".

Fly Tying Theater

The fly tying theater will feature marquee tyers in a projected theater environment.  Viewers can watch the tyer in action with close-up detail on a video screen.  Don't miss these scheduled tyers for picking up new patterns, techniques, and skills. 


   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Al Beatty (FFI Buz Buszec Award Winner 1995)
   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ken Held 
   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Dave Tucker

 Road Kill Fur and How to Identify and Care for It

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPhil Rowley Balanced Minnows
 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWill Godfrey Steelhead Flies


 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Will Godfrey  Steelhead Flies   
 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Kelly Glissmeyer  KG's Booty Shaker from Fly Tyer Magazine
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM  Mike Kingston

 Spinning Deer Hair

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM  Don OrdesDubbing Material Challenge
(Bring some dubbing material you think cannot dub)
 3:00 PM -  4:00 PM Phil Rowley Balanced Minnows
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM  Dave Tucker  Tying Steelhead Spey Flies

Demonstration Fly Tyers

Fly tyers from throughout the Pacific Northwest will demonstrate their tying skills, tying a wide spectrum of flies.  Check out the schedule for your favorite tyer, or wander around the demonstration area to catch a tyer with an interesting pattern or new technique.


See Exhibit Hall Map for Table/Station Locations

(Schedule and tyers subject to change)



 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 


1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 Allison, Dave B-2B-1B-1
 Ansley, Charles C-9C-9 
 Ashcroft, Wes A-1 D-10  
 Banas, James  D-12D-12 
 Barnard, Justin   C-10 
 Beatty, AlC-7C-7C-7C-7
 Beatty, GretchenC-8 C-8 C-8C-8
 Blackhurst, Scott  D-11A-8  
 Boll, PeteB-3B-3  
 Borovatz, Mark A-4  A-4
 Burkholder, Ken C-10   
 Carlin, James 
 Chase, Chris  C-10 C-10 
 Crislip, James  B-5 B-5 
 Fitzemeier, Branden  D-7 D-7 
 Gibson, Dave    B-2
 Glissmeyer, Kelly D-6 D-6  
 Godfrey, Will B-10 B-10B-10  
 Hall, Dave C-5 C-5

 Hegsted   A-1A-1 
 Held, Ken A-2 A-2 A-2A-2 
 Hicks, Ron   B-6 
 Kazakoff, Jim
 Kelley, Perry B-4 B-4  
 Kingston, Mike  C-4C-4  
 Knight, Tom  D-8 D-8A-11 
 Kreft, John A-11A-12 D-11 A-12 
 Lane, Aileen A-3 A-3 A-3A-3 
 Lauer, John  D-5  D-5
 Maley, Rocky C-4C-6 C-2  C-4
 Miller, Bill A-7A-7 A-7  
 Moncada, Erik A-10   
 Morrison, Brandon  B-4 B-4 
 Ordes, DonD-9  D-9 D-9D-9 
 Pearse, Troy    
 Perkins, Ray C-6 C-6  
 Rampy, Marlon C-3C-3 C-3 C-3 
 Ronk, CarlD-5  D-5  D-5
 Rowley, PhilB-8 D-6C-5 
 Royalty, Sara Jo B-9B-9  B-9B-9 
 Sakamaki, Sumi A-10  B-2 A-10
 Schaugaard, Allen  A-10  
 Scheidt, Bob  B-8 B-8 
 Schultz, John A-9  A-9 
 Shiflet, ClintC-2C-2
 Shurtleff, Paul B-7B-7 B-7 B-7 
 Skewes, Charlie A-12 A-12  
 Smith, Daniel  A-11 A-11 
 Spoja, Marya C-9  C-9 
 Steele, Sherry A-8 A-8 A-8 
 Tucker, Dave    
 Warren, LeslieB-1 B-1   
 Whiteman, David  B-6B-6  
 Williams, Chris B5
 Wood, AlanstanleyC-1 C-1  C-1 

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