My schedule is up for the 2022 Fly Fishing Show in Edison, NJ, January 28-29-30. On Friday, Jan 28, 4:30pm in the Catch Room, I’ll be presenting a brand new seminar, Modern Wet Fly Strategies. This is mostly new material, and folks, I’m really excited about this one! Modern Wet Fly Strategies builds on the basics of Wet Flies 101 and expands on the tactics of Wet Flies 2.0. With new video and content, this is a more detailed program about wet flies and wet fly fishing. Topics include matching hatches, situational use of wet fly types, presentation options, gear, and the tactical use of wet flies under varying conditions and situations. A must for anyone who wants to improve his or her subsurface game! Admission is included in your ticket price.
Saturday, January 29, is another busy day. At 9:45 in the Strike Room, I’ll be debuting another seminar, Finding Small Stream Nirvana. Fly fishing a small stream is possibly the closest an angler can get to touching fly fishing’s soul. Small streams are everywhere, from remote woodlands to hiding in plain sight in urban areas. In addition to gear, flies, tactics and strategies, I’ll also discuss how to discover your own small stream paradise. Finding Small Stream Nirvana will be eastern brook trout-centric, but will also cover non-natives like wild browns. Lots of cool video in this one. As with all seminars, admission is included in your ticket price.
At 2pm, you can take my class Tying and Fishing Wet Flies. Learn to tie and fish classic North Country spiders and other wet flies that trout can’t resist. The course also covers basics like leader construction, fly selection, where to fish wet flies, and how to fish them. Intermediate skill level. This is a paid class, and you have to sign up through the Fly Fishing Show. Here’s the sign-up link.
And of course, there’s the Marlborough Show the weekend before, January 21-22-23. I’m hoping to see lots of currentseams folks at both shows — please come say hello!
Hi Steve – firstly, Happy New Year and all the best for a wonderful 2022!
The new seminars sound fantastic, if only I could join you in Edison in a few weeks. I used to work there btw, but that is another story!
Is there any chance that you will be recording the “Modern Wet Fly Strategies” and “Small Stream Nirvana” sessions? Or would be interested in follow-up Zoom virtual sessions for those interested but unable to attend in person?
I would be happy to contribute towards the cost of your time for Zoom if there are others that are interesting in joining too.
Thanks, Steve. All the best!
Hi Matt, same good wishes to you. As always I thank you for your interest. That’s not lip service/BS — I truly appreciate your enthusiasm. Here’s what I can tell you. Those FFShow performances won’t be recorded. As far as a private showing, all things are possible. Is there a fly fishing club out your way that would be interested in a Zoom event?
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