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Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association Fall Dinner

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The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association will have its 15th annual fall dinner and auction Nov. 2 at Allenberry Inn and Resort, Boiling Springs.

Source: Mark Sturtevant

The event is the primary fundraising gathering for the association, which opened a full time exhibit area at Allenberry this spring.

This year's special guests are well-known Pennsylvania anglers, writers and photographers, Barry and Cathy Beck. Among the most published photographers in the genre, the Becks have hosted trips to international angling destinations, represented major fly fishing products and written about the sport dearest to them for decades.

The festivities begin with an afternoon reception for the Becks from 3 to 5:30pm with refreshments and an opportunity to socialize and share in their wealth of angling experiences.

The dinner program begins at 6pm in the Carriage Room, with a silent auction, cash bar and music performed by Elizabeth Bashore. A full buffet will be served, followed by a program presentation by Cathy Beck, and a live auction. Fear not, for the silent auction offers items for both anglers and non-anglers, with special attention paid to interest the women attending.

The live auction boasts some special items including a 7-foot-2-inch 2 tip Dream Catcher bamboo fly rod crafted by Wyatt Dietrich; George Harvey and Poul Jorgensen shadow boxes; and an original oil painting by Tom Whittle, one of the museum's founders.

Guided fishing trips are always popular at the auction and this year's event offers trips to Graystones in the Poconos, hosted by author and casting guru Ed Jaworowski; the Henryville Flyfishers, hosted by Don Baylor; the Broadhead Field & Stream Club; and a day with guide and author Eric Stroup on one of his favorite waters. Two anglers are welcome on most of these trips so angling buddies can pool their donations and bid!

The evening features the opportunity to socialize and build new friendships with fellow fly fishers, share tales and adventures, and learn about the exhibits and operations of the first and only museum dedicated to preserving the contributions of Pennsylvania anglers, authors, instructors and fly fishing innovators.

The Association always welcomes new friends and new volunteers who would like to help preserve their angling traditions for posterity.

Reservations are required and may be made online at http://www.paflyfishing.org Dinner tickets are $35 per person with no charge for the afternoon reception.

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