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Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 04/30/2013 (3222 reads)
Todd Harman, Owner of Harman's Luxury Log Cabins, approached me this past winter about making sure Paflyfish was represented at this years Harman's Invitational. The Harman's Invitational is a fly fishing competition with two-man teams hitting the North Fork of the South Branch River in West Virginia the weekend of May 3-5, 2013. Typically there are about seven to nine teams represented from the East Coast.

Plenty of big bows and avid anglers in a great setting!

Harman's Invitational 2012 on Fly Rod Chronicles

I received quite a bit of interest about this opportunity from several folks on the site. Not to miss out of the fun, Paflyfish rallied Shane "SBecker" Becker and Phil "PhilC" Chadbourn to represent us in West Virginia for the weekend. Shane and Phil will be heading down Thursday to get settled in and prepare for the tournament.

"I think it will be an amazing opportunity to represent the members of the site," shared Shane. "Hoping we can do well for Paflyfish while we are at Harman's this weekend."

Maurice helped make sure we sent the guys off with some new Paflyfish hats and shirts. I just asked them that they have fun and do their best.

We look forward to hearing about the weekend. The event will be covered by Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming from the Outdoor Channel and aired at a future date.

Harman's Luxury Log Cabins is a sponsor of Paflyfish. The North Fork does not support naturally reproducing trout and is stocked by Harman's along 1 3/4 miles of water providing anglers with the opportunity to fish for rainbows, browns, brookies, tiger and golden trout. Everyone who has stayed has had rave reviews of their trip to Harman's.

Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming airs weekly on the Outdoor Channel. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Fridays at 1:00 p.m., & 6:30 p.m. EST every Saturday.
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Published: 2013/4/30 9:37  Updated: 2013/4/30 9:37
Joined: 03/22/2012
From: Couldn't Care Less
Comments: 1358
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Becks and PhilC taken PAFF national Good luck gents and enjoy!
Published: 2013/4/30 10:00  Updated: 2013/4/30 10:00
Joined: 07/06/2011
From: Ephrata, PA
Comments: 1458
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
I LOVE the idea of limiting it to those 6 flies.
Published: 2013/4/30 10:05  Updated: 2013/4/30 10:05
Joined: 10/18/2006
From: Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Comments: 366
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Becker and Phil, good luck! Hope you guys have a great time and I know you'll represent paff well!

I'd say if you only have 6 fies, then make sure to bump up your tippet size. Rather not lose any of them. Also have back up nets and rods ready. Time is of essence rather than untangling knots, or having something break.

Most of all have fun! Looking forward to see how you guys fare.
Published: 2013/5/1 6:09  Updated: 2013/5/1 6:09
Joined: 06/23/2010
From: Hershey
Comments: 151
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
I won a trip there last year and loved it. I booked a week there this year, May 19 - 23rd. From there I'm traveling to Elk Springs Resort for 3 more days. I CAN"T WAIT!
Published: 2013/5/1 6:56  Updated: 2013/5/1 6:56
Joined: 10/02/2006
From: Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.
Comments: 287
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Good luck Shane and Phil. I know you'll do us proud!
Published: 2013/5/1 7:05  Updated: 2013/5/1 7:05
Joined: 06/23/2010
From: Hershey
Comments: 151
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Are they making another show this year? Way cool to see the site represented on TV.
Published: 2013/5/1 13:03  Updated: 2013/5/1 13:03
Joined: 05/26/2011
From: Dauphin PA
Comments: 24
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Go get em boys! Watched Phil pick off a nice bank sipper last week and saw Shane absolutely school a 20"+ sucker. They looked like they were ready to me. I think they can top 3 or better if they adapt to the stockies. I'll see you guys in NY later that week.
Published: 2013/5/1 20:12  Updated: 2013/5/1 20:12
Joined: 05/18/2010
From: Leola, PA
Comments: 39
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013

Hammered the big bows down here these last two days. My arm is sore.
Published: 2013/5/2 6:55  Updated: 2013/5/2 6:55
Joined: 07/07/2011
From: South Central,PA
Comments: 189
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Agreed...I was just there 4/19-21 and olive bugger or olive anything was the color to use.
Published: 2013/5/2 9:12  Updated: 2013/5/2 9:12
Joined: 06/26/2010
From: Along the Lehigh Above the Gap
Comments: 132
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Phil and I hope to make Paff proud. Thanks to everybody for the words of encouragement!
Published: 2013/5/3 11:56  Updated: 2013/5/3 11:56
Joined: 12/23/2009
From: Lewistown, PA
Comments: 9
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
'make paff proud'....'represent us'!?! lol Good luck fooling those big, planted pelletheads, sounds really tough. Should really be a stern test for all the great fishermen at the tourney lol. Could we get a team together for the Kish Creek derby next week too. Not sure whats more annoying, the idea of such a tournament, or that curtis fleming character in the video link
Published: 2013/8/19 3:13  Updated: 2013/8/19 3:13
 Re: Team Paflyfish at the Harman's Invitational 2013
Any update on which team won? I’m sure Phil and Shane did a terrific job, making the paff team proud. I work with deep sea fishing charters but also love fly fishing. Recently I came across an interesting post about etiquette; so wanted to share it with others here. It’s surprising but just a handful of people know proper fishing etiquette. When it comes to combat fishing, anglers need to understand a basic fact – anyone with a valid fishing license has the right to fish in public waters. But this may mean people scaring away your fish or you rambling on someone’s water. What to do here? Well, maintain a “good distance” from other anglers and ask permission before you start fishing right across from them. If you approach an area and find somebody already there, allow enough space – about two fly lines – that’s 200 feet on either side so that they can cast, fish and move about freely.

Also, explore new territory; don’t spend your entire day at one spot, more so if others are waiting for their chance to fish. You can become better anglers working your way around people, being respectful of their spaces and learning to coexist in harmony.

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