The day started off great. I picked up Justin around 0815 and we headed toward the Eastern shore. We had deep conversations such as what if Cracker Barrel had an all you can eat buffet- what would they have on the steam tables and what would you go for first.
We arrived at the venue around 9:30 and started to set up. We ordered bloody Mary's and I started to tie flies.
The plan was to tie a bunch of flies, demonstrate some of my patterns, and walk around and get everyone on the podcast.
Not much later the wife texts me. She wants to know if I have her car keys. I look in my jacket and sure enough I do. It was her birthday too. So she was stuck at home with the pixie on her birthday. She was not happy, I was in trouble, and my day was rather ruined. I just didn't have it in me to tie a bunch of flies, walk around and podcast, and just enjoy the day.
This was one of the busiest Tie Fests I have seen. One of my favorite of the winter shows. If you have not been, you really do need to be there next year. Tiers came from all up and down the east coast and from as afar away as Lake Erie.
A spicy bloody to start the morning. I had about two sips before handing it over to Justin. I was about to drive home for the day to drop off the keys
Thats about it. I wanted to share more of the event and what was going on but I ended up leaving early to get home. A bottle of Woodford Reserve and a few dozen flowers helped ease the wife's anger.