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Denver Show 2017 Days 1 & 2

  The Fly Fishing Show season begins at Denver, CO and heads s to Marlborough, MA, Somerset, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Lynwood WA, Pleasanton, CA, and Lancaster, PA. This year the opening of the Show in Denver looked potentially thin because of a snow storm the day before and very cold temperatures. Fly fishers are not […]

Casting Classes at 2017 Shows

Casting is at the very core of all fly fishing, whether for wild trout in a swift mountain brook of the eastern U.S. or a broad western river, whether searching African waters for tiger fish, or South American waters for Dorado, whether plying the flats for bones, or a lake edge for bluegills. In the […]

2017 Fly Fishing Show Season

The Fly Fishing Show season is fast upon us: Denver, Marlborough, Somerset, Atlanta (new this year!), Lynwood, Pleasanton, and Lancaster. I will be at all the shows except Lancaster this year. In addition to casting and tying demos, I will be offering casting classes and/or fly tying classes at all the shows. Come join me. […]

Clydehurst Fly Fishing Camp, 2016 days 2,3

These are the core of the fly fishing camp; the hard core instructional days. Each morning started with a great chapel service lead by pastor Travis Syvrud. In the school sessions, Marc addressed Reading Waters and “Bugology” while I tackled knots, casting, equipment, and Nymphing. A Q and A session allowed the students to fill […]

Clydehurst Christian Ranch 2016

Marc Williamson and I are teaching a fly fishing school at the Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Today (9/8/16) was registration and the opening comments. We introduced two knots to the group as a warm-up exercise. Tomorrow they get a good shotgun blast of information. Marc and I got in last night so that we could spend […]

Michigan Fly Fishing Club 2016

I spent May 18th with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club. We had a great fly tying class from 1 – 3 pm followed by an evening banquet. We tied several imitations by way of learning new techniques: Down and Dirty Minnow, Hen Saddle Pancora, Hedgehog, Elk Hair Skater (demo only), Down and Dirty Mouse (demo […]

Fly Fishing Show Lancaster PA 2016

The Fly Fishing Show at Lancaster PA opened today(3-5-16) with a strong crowd that only got stronger during the day. I offer a casting class in the morning, followed Nya stint in the Author’s Booth, a casting demo, and a Power Point program on The Angler as Predator. Great day. Lefty Kreh and Joe Humphries […]

Fly Fishing Show Pleasanton Day 3

Another lovely day in California. The day started with a Bible study at 8am and progressed swiftly into a fly casting class, followed almost immediately by a PowerPoint Presentation on Nymphing, then a casting demo, and a book signing session. I had a break over the lunch hour and could spend some time listening to […]

Fly Fishing Show, Pleasanton Day 1

The Show opened today (Friday 2/26/16) with the roar of the crowd. When the din of the crowd exceeds discussion at even a slightly elevated auditory level, then you know that it’s a good one. And roar they did. I did a casting demo, book signing, fly tying demo, and a Power Point presentation on […]

Pleasanton Fly Fishing show 2016

Whew, We have been house hunting in the Vancouver, WA, area and not been successful to this point. But that’s another story. The Fly Fishing Show at Pleasanton is coming up fast, and it seems that the weather will cooperate and the show will go on. I’m excited about this year’s Show because it will be […]