Lots going on this winter, and I hope to see you during my travels. Also, thanks to everyone who joined the follow list over the holidays. I’m grateful for your support. If you’re new (or fairly new) please say hello in the comments section below. Tell me a little about yourself, what you like to fish for, how you like to fish, etc. I will of course be doing another fly package giveaway once we hit 400 followers. Onward and upward!
We kick off the 2016 appearances calendar in New Jersey. I’ll be presenting “The Little Things” to the Coastal Flyrodders on Tuesday, January 19, at Larkin House, 380 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ, at 7:30PM. Their mission statement says their primary goal is to have fun. My kind of group. For directions and details, visit coastalflyrodders.com.
Next up is the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, MA. I will be appearing at the Destination Theater on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 and presenting “Wet Flies 101.” This is one of my more popular presentations, and as the title suggests, it serves as a wet fly primer. Presentation times are as follows: Friday, January 22, 2:00pm, Destination Theater Room A. Saturday, January 23, 10:00am, Destination Theater Room A. The show takes place at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough. For more information, visit http://flyfishingshow.com/marlborough-ma/
As Mister Sullivan might say, it’s a really big shew.
We close out the month with “Wet Flies and Fuzzy Nymphs for the Farmington” on Saturday 1/30 at UpCountry Sportfishing. This is a fly tying class, but you cannot sign up for it until they post it on their website. Last year’s class sold out in no time flat, so keep your eyes peeled on the UpCountry site.
More, more, more: I’ll be tying at the CFFA Show Saturday, February 6, at the Compleat Angler on Saturday, March 5, and at the CFFA Tyers’ Roundtable in April. Stay tuned to your favorite fly fishing magazines, as the word machine has been humming along. Plus fly tying videos, Currentseams Q&A (thanks for all the terrific suggestions) and of course, fishing reports.
See you on the circuit Steve
You got it, John. 🙂
I’m coming to your class at UpCountry on the 30th. What threads do you recommend we bring? Trying not to bring the entire collection, lol.
If you have some Pearsall’s Gossamer, definitely bring it. If not, no worries. Generally, think basic fly colors: grey, black, yellow, orange, red, tan, cream.
I have a few spools of silk, thanks! Look forward to the class.
See u at upcountry jan 30th
Looking forward to it.
Tied when i was 12-13yr old kid fishing small streams like coppermine brook, just started up again over 30 yrs later and started ‘real’ fly fishing on the farmy and naugie lets say around july…
So pretty ‘green’ you’ll have to bear w me :/)
I have a pretty good set up though, anything in particular i shoukd bring?
Bring your vise, basic tools (bobbin, etc.), threads, and enthusiasm. I’m looking forward to it, too. 🙂
So its gonna b clear and 40 saturday….. So we bringin our gear and hittin the river after class with our new flies??!!
Ha! If only I could. Gordo has a hockey game in Northford…you, of course, can hit the river running.