Presentation menu for fishing clubs and events

One of the more rewarding aspects of being a part of the fishing-industrial complex is sharing experiences and information face-to-face with fellow flyfishers. Having spent years in the corporate/office gulag, I am quite familiar with the concept of “death by PowerPoint.” Rest assured, that’s not how I roll. I love speaking in front of a group, and my presentations are highly interactive. For references and testimonials, please see the comments section below. To book an appearance, email me at swculton at, or call 860-918-0228.




If you liked the original, you’re going to love the sequel. “The Little Things” (see below) is one of my most popular programs. It’s easy to understand why – we’re all looking for an edge when it comes to catching more fish. It is my firm belief that the little things are largely responsible for the fabled 10% of the anglers who catch 90% of the fish. “The Little Things 2.0” builds on the theme of seemingly insignificant things you can do make your time on the water more productive.


Little Things


They say that 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish. If that’s true, it’s not because those 10% are supernaturally gifted angling demigods. It’s not because they are lucky. It’s because they do a lot of little things that other anglers don’t. As a guide, I have the opportunity to observe how people fish. I see their mistakes as well as their triumphs. When I’m fishing, I am constantly making adjustments and trying new approaches. That’s what The Little Things is all about – seemingly insignificant practices that can make a big difference in your fishing.




Wet flies have been taking trout for centuries — and the fish aren’t getting any smarter. More and more anglers are discovering that a wet fly is often the best way to match a hatch. Explore the wonders of the wet fly as we cover basics like wet fly types, leader construction, where to fish wet flies, and how to fish them.




The only trout that is native to most of the eastern U.S., the brook trout (technically a char) has inspired generations of anglers with its stunning colors, aggressive nature, and often lovely habitat. We’ll cover the basics of small stream wild brookie fishing, from tackle to presentations to where to look for these precious jewels.


Farmington River


Updated in Spring 2015 with new video, photos, and content. We are truly fortunate to have one of the finest trout streams in the northeast here in Connecticut. There’s something for everyone on the Farmington: classic dry fly pools. Mysterious pockets for nymphing. Spirited runs to swing wets and streamers. A classic tailwater, the Farmington fishes well year round, and offers anglers an opportunity to catch stocked as well as holdover and stream-born wild trout.

12 comments on “Presentation menu for fishing clubs and events

  1. Alicea says:

    Steve gave a very entertaining and informative presentation to our TU Chapter. I received numerous positive comments and one of our attendees even said, “That is one of the best presentations we’ve had.”

    In addition to delivering a presentation that was well worth our expenditure, interactions with him are very professional. Too often, I have to jump through hoops (directed to websites to pick through bios and download my own photos) to get information for my promotional materials. Steve understands the meaning of customer service and professionalism and provides excellent materials upon request. Not only that, but he helps promote your meeting through his own blog and website. In essence, you’ll never say, “I can’t believe I’m paying this guy.” On the contrary, you’ll be happy you did.

  2. quinoaskier says:

    Steve presented to the NYC chapter of TU and the feedback was very positive. I got the opportunity to talk with Steve a lot through the night and he is a very engaging and interesting fellow. His approach is to make the evening fun and we appreciated his light heartedness balanced with great information about where to go on the Farmington. Sometimes it helps to have a little confidence in trying a new spot and Steve provided that for our members. I recommend having him speak at your event.

  3. rob says:

    So much passion in his presentation it was contagious. Steve, you did a thorough presentation and were fun and funny as well as informative!

  4. Dick Diamond says:

    Steve Culton is a frequent presenter at our regular monthly meetings of TU Narragansett RI Chapter 225. In the past, we have heard his focused insights on catching elusive Farmington River trout and learned his tactics and tackle rigs for fooling them with wet flies. Last night, we enjoyed hearing Steve’s more generalized presentation on “The Little Things” which collectively can improve one’s angling success on challenging trout waters anywhere around the globe. Steve always comes well supplied with samples of productive flies, insider tips on local waters and a wealth of detailed experience with which to answer questions from the floor. As ever, we are looking forward to hearing Steve’s next presentation in the near future.

  5. Alicea says:

    Steve (again) gave another great presentation to our TU chapter in October. His engaging style always draws a crowd. A biologist from DEEP Inland Fisheries even showed up because he had heard that Steve gives a such a good presentation.

    Steve is happy to share his knowledge and does so without a condescending attitude that often puts off those new to the sport of fly fishing. His presentation “The Little Things” offers advice for veteran fly fishers and newbies alike.

    We look forward to having him back again and again.

  6. Roger Plourde says:

    Steve gave a very nice presentation to the CFFA on Wed. His program was very good and he is a delightful speaker. Great job and very entertaining.

  7. Edward Janiga says:

    Steve was just at our monthly meeting of the Coastal Flyrodders. He did a wonderful job and was a good mix of education and entertainment! The title of the program was the “Little Things”
    and it was very well received by the group. He is fresh with some ideas and it is obvious that he enjoys these presentations. Different with some fresh ideas is a good thing in what can be a stagnant pond of presenters. Book him for your group!

  8. Steve Culton says:

    You’ve got mail, Mike.

  9. Jim says:

    Members of the Hammonasset Chapter of TU enjoyed Steve’s presentation of “The Little Things at our October meeting. He is always an interesting speaker with great interaction from those that attend.

  10. […] “The Little Things,” Wednesday, January 11, 7pm, at Candlewood Valley TU, Bethel, CT. This is the original Little Things (there are currently two with a third on the way) presentation. From the CVTU website: Our meetings are free and open to members, guests and the general public. They are held at Stony Hill Fire Department, 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel and start at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 7 p.m. for pizza, soda and some good conversation with fellow anglers. For more information, visit […]

  11. […] up: “The Little Things,” Tuesday, January 17, 7pm, at Thames Valley TU, Bozrah, CT. Like above, this is the original Little […]

  12. […] “Wet Flies 101,” at the Fly Fishing Show, Marlborough, MA, Friday, January 20, 1pm, Catch Room. We’re in the big room for this one, so come out and support your friendly local fly fishing writer guy! For more information, visit the Fly Fishing Show website. […]

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