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…
We have an excellent fly tying presentation coming up at the May 19th Guild meeting! Enrico Puglisi of Enrico Puglisi Flies will be demonstrating different fly patterns for the Catskills! You wont want to miss this so please come and join us May 19th at 1pm at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum!
The Rendezvous is almost here! We still have room left for a few more Guild members to sign up and tie but space is limited. Please send an email to CatskillFlyTyersGuild@gmail.com for more info!
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will be holding its Annual Season Opener celebrations this Saturday April 7th, 2018 and your new Guild Secretary and Treasurer Nicole March and Nick Mango will be tying flies at the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Table so stop on by and say Hello! We will also have Rendezvous sign up sheets available for anyone wishing to tie with us on April 14th!
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.
MARCH 31, 2018
ANGLERS REUNION DINNER
$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.
***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
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 weather looks clear for Saturday so please join us!
This months Catskill Fly Tyers Guild meeting will be held December 16, at the Catskill
Fly Fishing Center, Old Route 17, Livingston Manor NY at 1 pm.
Dave Brandt will demonstrate how to tie one of his favorite
flies. Please bring your light and tools and tie along. Materials will be provided.
And Don’t forget about the Dette Trout Flies Holiday Party afterwards!
The new hats will be available at meetings and at the show!
*If you are interested in tying for The Fly Fishing Show, NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison NJ, January 26 27 and 28, 2018 – Please contact John Kavanaugh asap if you are interested in tying,
FlymanK@optonline.net or 973-219-7696
Come and see us at the International Fly Tying Symposium on November 11th and 12th in Lancaster, PA!
“The 2017 International Fly Tying Symposium is scheduled for Nov. 11-12 in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, Lancaster, Penn.”
We will have the new hats in stock and a rotating shift of fly tyers throughout the weekend as well as the new hats!