Open Invitation to Tyers to Participate
in the Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead Series.

This series of lessons will cover every style of fly that is tied for Salmon or Steelhead by the time it is complete (if it ever is). We are inviting anyone who ties these flies to show the fishing and tying fraternity your patterns. It will achieve several things for the Tyer and reader, you will be helping those who follow and learn what we more experienced Tyers already know. This is important on several levels. We can hopefully increase the numbers of fly fishermen and Tyers at a time when our sport/hobby is under attack by groups who would take away our activities. Also, we can build on the expanding knowledge base of this fascinating pastime. Second, you will get the satisfaction of having thousands of fellow Tyers see what you can do.

FAOL is in every way a real magazine even though it isn't printed on paper or sold on newsstands. Every week, this publication adds new articles and information which is archived for immediate retrieval by anyone who has access to the internet. No other kind of publication that I know of offers this. Were you to print out the knowledge contained within the "covers" of FAOL, I dare say that many hundreds or, possibly thousands, reams of paper would be quickly consumed. Of course, we don't have to do this to get what we need from it.

As I write this, FAOL is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary. A lot has been achieved in those five years and many times more is yet to be done. This is why I am encouraging anyone who wants to become part of this project to do so. I will do my best to include every fly, tying tip, article or other material that I receive.

Some of the categories of flies are:

    Hair Wing Flies

    Simple Strip Wing Flies

    Dee & Spey Flies

    Dry Flies

    Wet Flies

    Shrimp Flies

    Full Feather Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies

    Married Wing Flies

    Free Style Atlantic Salmon Flies

    Grubs

    Imitative Flies

I am sure I have left some potential category of fly out but, I am also sure someone will suggest more. Even though a particular topic has been posted, we will continue to add to it as time goes on. So, if you have some hair wing flies or Speys or any others that you think we would like to see, send them to me.

Believe me when I say that it is difficult to get "published" in the print media. As difficult as that may be, it is equally easy to be "published" here at FAOL. I will do everything I can to help you with that process.

In the upcoming months, we will be adding material from well known and not so well known folks. This is your chance to join them and make this series everything it can be.

I can be reached at:

Ronn Lucas, Sr.
13535 SE Beech
Milwaukie OR 97267
503-654-0466 ph/fax
rlucas@cybcon.com

Happy Trails! ~ Ronn Lucas, Sr.

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