Archive for the ‘Speaking Events’ Category

2015 Somerset NJ Fly Fishing Show day 1

I had breakfast with by old friend, Mike Lawson, and his son Chris. We had a chance to get caught up a bit on each others’ lives and talk about New Zealand, the Henry’s Fork, the Madison, grandchildren, and other topics about life in general. What a delight to spend some time with friends that […]

Somerset Here I Come

This coming weekend (Jan 23-25, 2015) is the big Somerset, NJ, Fly Fishing Show, the largest dedicated fly fishing show in the world. I will be there with bells on–well not really. I will be there and ready to speak and demonstrate and sign books. NEW THIS YEAR–a new DVD that I shot entitled “The […]

Denver Fly Fishing Show, day 3

Today was expected to be a bit slow because of the football game at Denver, but it was not slow at all. It was a great day with plenty of excited people in attendance. I offered a morning Bible Study for about 20 people, and then conducted a fly casting class. As with yesterday, all […]

Denver Fly Fishing Show, day 2

Today, Saturday, January 10, 2015, the second day of the Denver Fly Fishing Show, was “packed to the gills” with eager attendees. I held a casting class from 8:30 to 11. The nine students learned well, and fast. Watch out fish. Then I had a break for lunch, and spent some time in the Hardy […]

Denver Fly Fishing Show, day 1

I realize that it has been too long since I posted anything, and I apologize. I was editing the new DVD, “The Perfect Cast I” which consumed nearly every spare moment. But that’s done now, and I will post details on it and the new book, “Fly Gear,” this week. Currently I am at the […]

International Fly Tying Symposium Day 2

The show is over, and rather than showing the isles filled with crazed tyers, I opted to show a photo of the crazed exhibitors getting ready to break down the show. Looks empty, huh? Well in about 2 hours the hall will be totally devoid of all traces of the show. It was a good […]

International Fly Tying Symposium Day 1

The day started with a big crowd waiting for the doors to open, and there was the roar of the crowd all day long. I opened with a fly casting demonstration, and had a great group watching intently. This was followed by a fly tying demonstration in which I illustrated some unique ideas on hackling […]


I’m headed to the International Fly Tying Symposium next week. Several of us are meeting a few days early with Chuck Furimsky, owner and manager of the show, in the hopes that the stripers will be there. Of course, Chuck has been “exploring” the back bays for us, just in case the ocean is too […]

Rockwell Springs Trout Club

Yesterday and today I was conducting a fly fishing clinic at the Rockwell Springs Trout Club near Sandusky, OH.  It’s a great facility and great club. I was here many years ago, and it’s nice to come back and see the improvements and positive changes in this 800+ member club. We had two diametrically opposed […]

Madison Valley Ranch

My friend, Scott Carver, President of PlanSource, invited me to conduct a casting clinic for some of his clients at his lodge, the Madison Valley Ranch, located on the east side of the Madison River, just downstream from Jeffery, MT. The clinic prepared his guests for a great day’s fishing on the Madison. And the […]