March 2nd, 2024 Noon - 8pm @ Lucette Brewing Co. Menomonie, WI

Welcome to the information and registration station for the 3rd annual Fly Tyer's Rendezvous event hosted by: Musky Fool Fly Fishing Company, Lucette Brewing Company, & the Eau Claire Fly Tying Club.

This FREE event is the largest of its kind in the midwest with folks traveling near and far for a day full of fly tying fun. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own fly tying vises & materials as we all gather, tie flys, and enjoy the camaraderie. There will be door prizes, raffles, a tying contest, and a demonstration by our very special guest and RIO Flies Signature Tier, Gunnar Brammer. Bring your tying vise, tying materials and get ready for the best fly tying event of the year!

Everyone is welcome regardless of fly tying experience, folks under 21 must be accompanied by a guardian at the brewery.

get your
tickets!

Every participant will need their FREE ticket to enter the Fly Tyer's Rendezvous on March 2nd, 2024 from Noon - 8pm. We'll be capping off the event at 100 participants this year so click the button below to add this FREE ticket to your cart. Then just finish the checkout process and you're good to go!

March 2nd, 2024 Noon - 8pm @ Lucette Brewing Co. Menomonie, WI

Where is
the Fly Tyer's Rendezvous?

The F.T.R. is held in the beautiful event pavillion at Lucette Brewing Company in Menomonie, Wi. The space has 2 wood fired pizza ovens, beer tap bar, awesome natural lighting and is nestled next to the Red Cedar River.

910 Hudson Rd, Menomonie, WI 54751

march 2nd, 2024
event schedule

Noon - 1pm - Event Check-in
1pm - Welcome & Event Introduction
1pm-3pm - Open Tie / Mingling
3pm - 4pm NMF Fly Tying Competition
4pm-4:45pm Open Tie / Judging Fly Tying Competion Submissions
4:45pm - 5pm Announce Winners of NMF Fly Tying Competition
5pm-6pm - Gunnar Brammer Demo / Presentation
6pm-7pm Open Tie / Mingling
7pm-8pm - Prizes announced, group photo & clean up

Nightmare Musky Flies
Tying Competition

The FIRST 25 attendees interested in the competition that sign up the day of at check-in of the Rendezvous will be entered into the NMF Fly Tying competition. Participants will have 1 hour to tie their best fly and submit it to our panel of judges for a chance to win a grand prize! Make sure to get there early to get signed up. Special thanks to Nightmare Musky Flies for donating all the materials for this competition.

Win a custom built
fly rod

The furthest traveled participant attending the Fly Tyer's Rendezvous will walk away with this beautiful commemorative 9' 2-piece 8 weight built by the very talented Jon Stevens of Foxtail Custom Rods. Jon is member of the Eau Claire Fly Tying Club and will be presenting this rod to one lucky attendee that evening.

about our special guest tyer
gunnar brammer

Gunnar Brammer, a resident of Duluth, MN, finds himself at the intersection of the Midwest's warmwater streams and the cold waters of Lake Superior. Though a latecomer to fly fishing, his journey began at the age of 14 during a summer trip to Canada. Inspired by his father and a friend's tales of pursuing Northern Pike on the fly, Gunnar dedicated himself to mastering the art. Equipped with a 5 wt fly rod and a passion for tying flies, he successfully landed many Pike, igniting a lasting passion.

Following a transformative experience working at Galloup's Slide Inn on the Madison River, Gunnar's love for streamer tying took root. Despite returning to the Midwest as a Wildlife Field Technician, his obsession with Pike and Musky continued to shape his tying efforts. In 2015, he established Brammer's Custom Flies, delving into the world of commercial tying. Although family commitments shifted his focus, Gunnar remains dedicated to perfecting his craft and sharing his expertise through teaching, social media, and collaborations with fly fishing brands.

As a RIO Flies Signature Tier, Ambassador for RIO Fly Lines, and a member of the Pro Team for HMH Vises and Hedron Inc, Gunnar continues to leave a mark on the world of fly fishing.

FAQs

We're trying our best this year to get an accurate head count via advanced ticketing but if you forget to get a ticket in advance we'll get you registered at the check in station in the event pavilion.

There's a big gravel parking lot on the west side of the brewery off Hofland Rd. You can't miss it! We'll have signs on the exterior of the building leading you into the event upon arrival.

There are plenty of hotels in the Menomonie and Eau Claire area. There's even several house / cabin rentals via Air Bnb & VRBO.

Lucette Brewing Co. has arguably the best wood fired pizza you've ever eaten, along with some other offerings such as bruchetta sticks, cheese sticks, baked pretzels... There's sure to be several menu items that'll tickle those taste budz of yours.

They also have a full line up of tasty thirst quenching beers to get your creative juices flowing as well as several non-alcoholic beer and beverage options. Check out the full menu here:

https://shorturl.at/psxHY

Not a problem at all, this is the perfect event for you to attend and see what it's all about. Everyone is super nice and willing to explain a thing or two. We'll most likely even have extra vises for you to try some fly tying.

Yes you certainly can. But you'll miss out on one of the greatest events of the year. Just clear that schedule of yours in advance ;)

Yes there are power outlets around the perimeter of the space and there's plenty of natural light that pours in the venue.

Nope, there won't be any on site vendors selling materials / equipment at this event. But if you forget something odds are pretty dang good someone there will have what you need and you can offer up a trade or by em a beer!

Yes it certainly is. Fly tying is about as wholesome and fun as it gets. Folks under 21 will need to have a guardian present while attending this event and at the brewery.

There are bathrooms just down the hall from the event pavilion and another set of bathrooms in the brewery as well.

We ask that you leave your dog and any other pets at home as there are food and beverages being served on site as well as loads of fly tying materials they may be interested in.