Monday, August 17, 2009

United Fly Tyers 50th Anniversary Celebration

This year marks the 50th anniversary of United Fly Tyers, the country's oldest fly tying club. Since 1959, UFT has been an integral part of the fly tying landscape, attracting not only national, but international attention as well. Guest speakers have included many luminaries of the fly tying community and the club has provided fly tying education to literally thousands of people, many of whom have gone on to greatness in the art of fly tying. UFT's periodical, Roundtable, was the first and, at one time, only publication dedicated to fly tying. Members, men and women of all ages, continue to hold meetings on the first Thursday of each month in Woburn, Mass. and welcome any one interested in fly tying. For more information please go to

Members, past and present, and the public are invited to United Fly Tyers 50th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 5-9 in the evening to be held at the historic Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Wayside Inn Road in Sudbury, Mass. 01776. The evening's speaker will be Jim Krul, Director of The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY, and the Gala will feature door prizes, raffles and special events. Dinner, with a cash bar, is $40 per person; tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available at both the September (2nd Thursday due to Labor Day) and the October meetings, or checks (payable to United Fly Tyers) may be sent to P.O. Box 2478, Woburn, MA 01888. For more information please contact Leslie Wrixon at 508-733-8535 or online at

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