The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
The Arts of the Angler Show
The ‘go to’ show for fly fishing enthusiasts in a sophisticated setting: Flytying, bamboo rods, fine fishing tackle, 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 10,
9:00 - 5:00 Show open
7:00 PM Live auction of flyfishing and sporting collectibles
Sunday, November 11,
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
Free Seminars include: Selecting a Bamboo Fly Rod, Refinishing Bamboo Rods, Fishing the Catskills Streams, Lake Ontario Tributaries Salmon and Steelhead, For Beginners in the Salt, Creative Fly Tying and others. 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 include: Baker’s Bamboo Flyrods, MC Flyfishing, Housatonic River Outfitters, Badger Creek Fly Tying, Richard Bradley Reels, Housatonic Valley Rods, Bamboo Mike Longuil, Belvoirdale, Whitewater Flies/The Variant, Jerry Girard, Chesapeake Rod & Reel and others.
Non Stop Tying Demonstrations by America’s best tyers. 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, Ed Burgholzer, Bill Hrinko, Roger Plourde, Ted Patlen, Harold Williams, Jack Pangburn, Peggy Brenner, Leslie Wrixon, Bill Newcomb, Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, Thomas Farmer, Bruce Corwin, Joe Soma, John Klemm Jr., George Cherundolo, Andrea Van Benschoten, Greg Belcamino, 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 they are 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, 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: The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum @ CCFCM.net
or contact the CFFCM phone 845-439-4810
Exhibitor set up Friday, November 14, 4-8 PM, Saturday from 7-9:00AM.
(Special Hotel Show Rates-$79 per night, call 203-794-0600)