Archive for the ‘Speaking Events’ Category

Fish with me in New Zealand

The land of the Antipodes is certainly big trout country, but so are Iceland, Terra del Fuego, Alaska, the Great Lakes, Patagonia, and others. But New Zealand is unique. It is one-on-one, mano-a-mano, trout and fly fisher. It is more hunting—stalking, positioning strategy, plotting—than fly fishing. Locating a double-digit fish (over 10 pounds), and stalking […]

Clydehusrst 2107 day 1

Marc Williamson and I are in Montana just south of Big Timber at the Clydehurst Christian Ranch, conducting our 5th annual Men’s Fly Fishing School. Of course we came a day early to prepare everything and rip a few lips, if the fish cooperate. This year they did. The weather turned nasty—cold rain and wind […]

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show 2017

This weekend, February 24-26, 2017, was the Fly Fishing Show at Pleasanton, CA. Friday the hall was almost instantly filled with enthusiastic fly fishers, testing rods, attending programs and demonstrations, chatting with fly tyers, discussing travel opportunities and a huge variety of fly fishing products, and even sampling aged, flavored balsamic vinegars (I flipped out […]

Lynwood Fly Fishing Show 2017

The Fly Fishing Show  at Lynwood is always fun. And Saturday was a hoot. The crowd around the casting pond was astonishing. As always, they willingly participated–in both the physical exercises (all pantomime) and the jokes. Sunday’s crowd was equally enthusiastic, and we all had a fun time learning a host of casting and mending tactics. […]

Atlanta Fly Fishing Show, 2017

This was the first year for the Atlanta Fly Fishing show, and it looked and felt very good. This year’s show was two days, Friday and Saturday. Friday’s crowd was healthy for the first day of a totally new show, but Saturday’s crowd was robust to say the least. Both days, the crowd for my […]

The Fly Fishing Show—Somerset, 2017

Like last week’s show in Marlboro, this year’s show was a real delight: no snow, no rain, pleasant weather and a massive crowd of enthusiastic fly fishers. And like Marlboro, the casting pond was lined four to six deep with men, women, and children eager to watch and learn. And again, they all graciously agreed […]

The Fly Fishing Show—Marlboro, 2017

This year’s show was a real delight: no snow, no rain, pleasant weather and lots of fun-loving, excited people. Since it is a “show,” there’s always a chance to provide not only useful information but do so in a way that everyone has fun and can laugh with you. Of course one of the demonstrations […]

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. […]