The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Musuem
The Arts of the Angler Show
Fine fishing tackle, Bamboo rods, the highest quality in fly tying materials, guides, destinations, and classic and collectible art, books, tackle and accessories. Classes, Seminars, Programs, and Live Auction.
November 15 & 16, 2008
Featuring demonstrations, seminars, classes, and a fine group of purveyors at the Danbury Plaza Hotel (formerly the Sheraton), 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT, located off exit 2, Route I84, in Danbury, CT
Saturday, November 15, Sunday, November 16,
9:00 - 5:00 Show open 9:30 - 4:00 Show open
Both Days-Programs 9:30-4 and Antique Tackle Roadshow Appraisers
5:45 - 7:00 Special Buffet Dinner Available 10:30-Noon – Fly Tyers Garage.
7:00 PM Live auction of flyfishing and sporting collectibles
Free Seminars include: Mike Longuil: Selecting a Bamboo Fly Rod, Refinishing Bamboo Rods, The Sea Run Fish of South America by Jerry Stercho, Dave Brandt’s A Good Look at Labrador, Fran Verdoliva on Lake Ontario Tributaries Salmon and Steelhead, For Beginners in the Salt, Creative Fly Tying, First steps in bamboo rodmaking with David Van Burgel, Kathy Scott Furling Leaders and signing her new book Changing Planes, others and Special Book Release and Signing by Keith Fulsher Sunday Noon-2PM
Fly Tying Classes. Catskill Dry Flies-David Brandt, Streamers and Baitfish for Fresh and Saltwater-Mike Martinek, Make A Mead Lady Bug-Bob Mead, Deer Hair Management and Bug Making, and others. Call 845-439-4810 for registration information, fees apply.
Vendors providing the finest in hackle to tackle: Baker’s Bamboo Flyrods, White Water Flies-The Variant, MC Flyfishing, Housatonic River Outfitters, Badger Creek Fly Tying, Richard Bradley Reels, Housatonic Valley Rods, Bamboo Mike Longuil, Belvoirdale, Jerry Girard, and others.
Non Stop Tying Demonstrations by America’s best tyers and The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild. Simply the best of the best in the USA including: Dave Brandt, Jay ‘Fishy’ Fullum, Mike Martinek, Bob Mead, Ralph Graves, Bruce Marino, Paul Rossman, Bill Hrinko, Roger Plourde, Harold Williams, Jack Pangburn, Peggy Brenner, Leslie Wrixon, Bill Newcomb, Thomas Farmer, Bruce Corwin, Joe Soma, John Klemm Jr., George Cherundolo, Greg Belcamino, Shawn Britton, and more.
Antique Fishing Tackle Roadshow Is it TRASH or TREASURE? This is the place to bring attic discoveries and find out just how much it is worth. A panel of museum appraisers will be on hand each day to help you find out just what you have in lures, hooks, magazines, rods, reels, or other fishing related items. Live Auction, Saturday 7PM
NEW>>>Fly Tyers Garage Need a tune up? Crowding heads, bent wings, floppy tails, poor thread performance, working with new tools? Our top notch mechanics:Fishy, Pangburn, Klemm, Farmer, Williams, Marino, and Brenner will provide diagnostics to tune up your tying. . Bring your tools and materials. No estimates involved, all tune ups are free. Sunday morning 10:30-Noon.
For more and updated information : www.cffcm.net
or contact the CFFCM phone 845-439-4810
(Special Hotel Show Rates-$79 per night, call 203-794-0600)