Archive for the ‘Speaking Events’ Category

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 […]

School at Big Sky

This weekend I conducted a fly fishing school for Young Life at Big Sky, MT. We had a great time, not just in the learning, but a chance to get to know each other. There is an expression in fly fishing that goes, “There are no strangers in fly fishing, only friends who haven’t met,” […]

Clydehurst Fishing Day 2

I came away with the fetid odor of skunk all over me today. I fished from 9:30 to 11:30 in front of camp without a touch. Nothing on the nymph and nothing on the dry. I’ll blame it on the cold night and extra cold water this morning—any excuse is better than none. Still, I […]

Clydehurst 2014 Fishing Day 1

The school ended on Sunday morning at 11 am. After lunch, Marc Williamson and I headed up river with a couple of fellow anglers go fish an area known as the Boulders. Most of the river is pocket water, but this area in classic riffle pool water. The day was perfect. Beautiful blue sky, a […]

Clydehurst Christian Ranch 2014

The last two days, my friend Marc Williamson, and I have been teaching a fly fishing class at Clydehurst. It’s a wonderful venue for a school of this nature because it is right across the road from the Boulder River, south of Big Timber, MT. Everyone in the classes has had a great time, and […]

Summer Absence

It was a summer of travel and visiting our son, Jason, his wife, Kelley, and our granddaughter, Brooke. There was some fishing and a trip to Alaska mixed in, too. This week I am in Montana speaking to at two different Christian groups and at the Madison River Lodge. Today I am at the Clydehurst […]