Archive for the ‘Speaking Events’ Category

Summer is upon us with a vengeance

Summer in Wisconsin came in with a bang. A real bang. One day we had cold and snow, and the next it was in the 80s. We still have snow on our ski hill nearly 3 months after it closed. Of course it went fast when the 80s came, but it was very deep and […]

Chile 2014 Day 1

I arrived in Chile on Saturday, March 29 and met my friends, Benito and Pablo Perez and Exequiel Bustos at the Santiago airport. That afternoon we flew south to Osorno and met Javier Dietz who owns and operates the Cantarias Lodge, named after the monster beetle that is great food for very large trout. We […]

Ozark Fly Fishers

Saturday, March 8, found me in St. Louis, Missouri, speaking to the Ozark Fly Fishers. A crowd of over 100 members turned out for the all-day affair. And what a day it was. I presented PowerPoint programs on “Equipment isn’t the Only Thing,” “Reading Waters,” “Nymphing From Top to Bottom,” and “Fishing the Film.” Because […]

Lynwood Fly Show Day 2

Sunday at all shows tend to be a bit slower than Saturday, but the slightly smaller crowd is, none the less, every bit as enthusiast. The programs and demos are well attended and one must still answer a barrage of questions after each event. Good stuff. The next Fly Show is Pleasanton, next weekend. If […]

Lynwood Fly Show 2014 Day 1

The show opened with a bang at 9 am on Saturday, February 15, 2014  Very quickly the crowd was surging through the aisles, looking, talking, buying. The energy was high. It’s been a long winter, and everyone is more than ready for the fishing season to burst forth. I gave a PowerPoint presentation on The […]

Marlborough Fly Fishing Show 2014 Days 2 & 3

Saturday was humming, and I hummed right along with the Show. My day started with a fly tying class from 8:30 to 11. The guys in the class all had a great time as we tore over the list of 42 hackling techniques. We never made it to the end, but we certainly had a […]

Marlborough Show 2014 Day 1

The Show opened at 10 am today with a very positive crowd that immediately headed off in all directions, filling the aisles with people curious about fly tying, casting demos, tying demos, and products galore. I entered the milieu at 3pm at the Author’s Booth, and moved to a presentation room for a PowerPoint program […]

Denver Fly Fishing Show 2014 Day 3

The crowd was good again today; very good actually for a Sunday. Being Sunday, I offered a Bible study from 7:30 am to about 8:30 am for the show exhibitors. Then it was immediately off to the casting class from 8:30 to 11. The students learned quickly and well, and were soon casting sidearm from […]

Fly Fishing Show Denver 2014 Day 2

The doors opened with a bang and the crowd pressed in. I was conducting a fly casting class, but could hear the roar of the crowd as they went from one presentation to the next, pressed up and down the aisles, and attended the demos. My casting demo was heavily attended and there were so […]

Denver Fly Fishing Show Day 1

The door opened with a real “Bang” today. It seemed more like Saturday than Friday. The hall filled swiftly. By 11:15 ,when I gave my first casting demo, the crowd was dense to say the least. Not only did I have 1 person that knew the answer to my question, “What is the perfect cast,” […]