Please join us at the Catskill Fly fishing center and Museum at 1pm for our May 18 Guild meeting, in which John Shaner will be presenting a PowerPoint on North country spiders!
Tony Ritter will be joining us Saturday February 16th at 1pm at the Wulff Gallery located in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for a discussion on some of his great fish catching patterns and how they’ve evolved over the years.
Mark those calendars early, as You won’t want to miss our February Guild meeting! Tony Ritter will be joining us Saturday February 16th at 1pm at the Wulff Gallery located in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for a discussion on some of his great fish catching patterns and how they’ve evolved over the years.
Some photos from our first annual fly rod golf event!
Please read this important notice from your current Guild Secretary in regards to memberships, and the difference between memberships and email subscriptions when it comes to the newsletters and notices.
As we spoke about a few meetings back, Instead of the usual Guild Meeting in June, we will be moving to a different date and place for the month! Come join us at Whitewater Flies in The Shoppes at Lafayette for their Open House event on June 23rd! The Guild will have a table there…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com or call: 973-219-7696
The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a new chapter of Kids On The Fly in Northwestern NJ! This chapter will be run by Guild Members Nicole March of The Quilted Tyer and “Uncle Bob” Hopkins! Greg Becker of Whitewater Flies has graciously offered his fly shop for their monthly meetings, and we are grateful for his generosity as we work together to pass along the knowledge, history and art of fly tying to our younger generations. Their meetings will be held the first Saturday of each month from 9AM-11:30 AM!
The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild has recently teamed up with Kids On the Fly, New Jersey; to help spread the history, knowledge and passion that surrounds our obsessive time behind the vise. Donations were sent by way of vises, hooks and storage containers and we hope that these items, along with volunteering, will help further the mission that Kids On The Fly continues to accomplish with their teachings.
The Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection and the Phoenicia Fish and Game Club will sponsor a series of free fly-tying classes beginning on February 18, 2017 at 10:00 am.
The first class will be held at the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection at the Phoenicia library, Main Street in Phoenicia on February 18.
The three additional classes, will be at Phoenicia Fish and Game on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper.
Preregistration is a must. Call or e-mail Hank Rope at: firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 254-5904.
I am always searching for new wet-fly patterns. While looking through Bergman’s Trout, I came across a pattern that intrigued me from the start. When I first I saw this pattern, on plate 8 of Trout, I thought to myself, “What a wonderful pattern to bring to life in my vise, then give it a try a fishing!” When I looked at the actual pattern recipe and saw the materials listed and colors called for, though, I thought to myself, “Who in their right mind came up with this color scheme—and why?” The fly I am speaking of is called the Thunder.