Upcoming March 17th 2018 Meeting: PHWFF Fly Tying!

The March 2018 meeting of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 P.M. in the Wulff Gallery at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY.

We will be tying flies to donate to Project Healing Waters. Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings.Bring your vise, tools, and materials to tie flies for anglers learning to fly fish and to enjoy the rewards, physical and spiritual, of the sport.

This is the sort of meeting on which the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild was founded twenty-five years ago—members tying together and sharing stories, tips, and fun. It’s a good time and for a good cause.


Anglers Reunion Dinner – March 31, 2018

MARCH 31, 2018

$26.00 per person
Social hour at 6PM
Dinner at 7PM

Call the Rockland House now to reserve your seat for a great night out with friends before the season opener!

Please join us at the Rockland House on March 31, 2018 for the Anglers Reunion Dinner. A PowerPoint presentation about the art found in fly-fishing will be presented by Ed and Judy Van Put. There are many beautiful landscape paintings of rivers and of trout and this presentation focuses primarily on the artists from the Hudson River School of Landscape Painters. Artists include Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Worthington Whittredge and Winslow Homer, along with others such as Louis Rhead and William Schaldach.

The Fly Fishing Show in Edison NJ and a message to our tyers this weekend! See you there!

***To all tyers who are tying at our Catskill Fly Tyers Guild booth. PLEASE GIVE THEM YOUR NAME at the ticket booth as we are INSIDE the show they have a list with your names.**

And to everyone else?! Stop on over to see us and our rotating shift of tyers throughout the weekend!!!

The tyers are as follows


9am to NOON :Gary Baron and Tim Bartholomew

NOON-3pm: Nick Rubicco and John Kavanaugh

3pm-6pm: Steve Fogel and Bruce Concors


8:30am – NOON : Joe Apuzzi – Catskill John Bonasera

NOON – 3pm : John Kavanaugh and Joe Scarangello

3pm – 6pm John Losapio and Rick Fischer


9am – 11:30am Ricky Bassett and Len Ruggia

11:30 am -2pm: John Losapio and Bill Leusler

2pm – 4:30pm Brian McKee and Dana Reed

Volunteer Instructors Needed Jan/Feb 2018: 4H Fly Tying Classes

Everywhere you look you will find Guild members who enjoy spending their free time teaching and volunteering their time, and being able to pass our knowledge down the younger generations is one thing that helps keep the tradition alive. In the months of January and February Guild member Don Stewart will be running a series of 4H fly tying classes for kids that will run weekly in Middletown, NY. 4H will be supplying all of the materials and volunteers will be working with small groups of kids to help instruct a pattern. There will be other volunteers on hand but more are needed.

If you can make all or even only one of the dates on the following list Please contact Don Stewart ASAP via email at dstewartdude@gmail.com

Or by phone: 845-978-6512 or 845-342-3371

The classes will be held on the following dates:

January 11th, 18th, 25th and February 1st and 8th. All classes will begin at 7pm

Fly Tyers Needed: The Fly Fishing Show – Edison, New Jersey Jan 26, 27 & 28 2018

The Fly Fishing Show is back this year and in a new location: Edison New Jersey! The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild will have a booth at the new location and are in need of tyers to fill various rotating shifts throughout the 3 day weekend.

Any Guild members Interested in tying please contact John Kavanaugh at flymank@optonline.net or call: 973-219-7696