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PA Fly Fishing Museum Association Heritage Day - 5th Annual

2006/9/10 12:12
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PFFMA is excited to once again host the Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Heritage Day to be held on Saturday, June 16th at the Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse at the Picnic Pavilion and The Meadow on the Yellow Breeches Creek in Boiling Springs, PA – rain or shine, 8:30am – 4pm. Heritage Day has a great tradition of being a gathering of fly fishing enthusiasts of all ages, interests, and skill levels coming together to celebrate Pennsylvania’s Fly Fishing Heritage.

There will be presentations and demonstrations by regional and nationally known experts on various fly fishing subjects. In addition, attendees will learn about fly fishing from exhibitors, vendors, fly tiers, bamboo rodmakers and other artisans. You can bring your fly fishing memorabilia and have it appraised by one of the antique tackle dealers. And there will also be great raffles and don't be left out on the crowds favorite...The Rubber Fish Race!

We encourage attendees to pre-register preferably by June 8th, but definitely by June 12th for a $12 admission fee and buffet picnic lunch ticket. Registration (without lunch) the day of the event is $7. There will be only a limited number of buffet lunch tickets available the day of the event at a cost of $8 so we highly recommend pre-register before June 12th.

Listed below are some of the activities currently scheduled.

¨ Fly Casting – Improve your casting skills or try casting for the first time with expert fly casting instructors such as Bobby Clouser, Frank Angelo and Emily Zeiders from 9am to 4pm!

¨ Reminisce with Ed Shenk - A special session with the Master of the Letort as he ties flies and tells stories from his rich past.

¨ Presentations - Collecting and Conservation, Fly Fishing in the 1700s, and Rod Building

¨ Women's Fly Fishing Network - There will be a session devoted to women fly anglers to meet and discuss fly fishing opportunities.

¨ Colonial Angler – The Colonial Angler, Ken Reinard, will be present in character and in costume to show you what fly fishing in the 1770s was all about. There will also be a special scheduled presentation by the Colonial Angler.

¨ Fly Tying Demonstrations - Watch notable fly tiers demonstrate their favorite patterns.

¨ Aquatic Insects – Stream-side sessions on aquatic insect identification presented by Greg Hoover, specifically tailored for anglers.

¨ Casting Cane – Meet cane rod builders and try casting various spilt cane rods.

¨ Antiques “MeadowShow” – Like the Antiques RoadShow, bring your fly fishing rods, reels and other tackle and learn something about them from knowledgeable antique tackle dealers.

¨ Plus Many Wonderful Fly Fishing Vendors and Exhibitors!

Posted on: 2007/5/21 12:58

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