Focused on fly fishing and fly tying for people of all skill levels in Connecticut.
All Sessions to be held at Cabela’s, East Hartford, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Registration is Required - Contact Rich Gilligan, 860-839-2070
One on One Instruction: Includes all Materials and use of Vise. Keep all Flies You Tie.
Class Fee: $50.00 Non-Members; $40.00 Members; $30.00 Under 16 Years Old. Some scholarships may be available for kids.
Jan. 8th.- Class 1: Streamers: Wooly Bugger
Jan. 15th-Class 2: Nymphs: Tellico Nymph & Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph
Jan. 22nd-Class 3: Wet Flies: Dark Cahill & Turkey Tail Soft Hackle & White Marabou Streamer
Jan. 29th-Class 4: Dry Flies: Blue Wing Olive & Light Cahill
Feb. 5th- Class 5: Dry Flies: Poly Wing Spinner & Elk Hair Caddis
Feb. 12th-Class 6: Terrestrials: Parachute Ant & Bucktail Streamer
Our Annual Expo is February 7, 2015 from 9:00am till 3:00pm
Our Annual Banquet is February 7th, 2015 starting at 6:00pm
Both are at Maneeley's Banquet Facility
65 Rye Street, South Windsor, CT
Expo & Banquet Special Guest is George Daniel
George will present a technical program at the Expo and be available on the Expo floor throughout the day.
He will have a presentation with broader appeal at the Banquet.
George Daniel began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA. Growing up along a native brook trout fishery designated as a "kids only section" and being the only kid in the village who fished, George developed a passion for fly fishing. Through his early teens, much of his fly fishing knowledge was self taught. However, his family relocated to central PA when George was 14, where he eventually ran into his fly fishing idol, Joe Humphreys at a local fly shop. Joe took George under his wing and provided began providing his first formalized fly fishing instruction. Joe began to provide instruction on all levels (e.g. basic cast to advanced nymphing casts) when George was 16 years old. George credits Joe Humphreys for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international fly fishing professionals. Then in 2005, George had an opportunity to try out for Fly Fishing Team USA in Bend, OR. After qualifying for the team, George had the opportunity to compete in 6 World Fly Fishing Championships, coach both the US Youth Team and Fly Fishing Team USA in 4 World Championships. During this time, George has had an opportunity to travel the globe and learn from some of the best anglers in the World.
George is a two-time US National Fly Fishing Champion and was ranked as high as 5th in the World. Currently, George is head coach for Fly Fishing Team USA.
George’s passion is in fly fishing education, where he conducts lectures/seminars throughout the country. He logs over 200 days a year on trout waters near and far. George and had wife Amidea bought and restored an old home along his favorite trout stream, where they spend many hours with their two children walking along the banks, throwing stones, and sometimes even catching a fish. George is the author of the best selling book, "Dynamic Nymphing" along with being published in Fly Fisherman, American Angler and Fly Tyer magazines.
He’s pro staffer for a number of fly fishing companies including Simms, Orvis Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers, Smith Optics, Hatch Reesl, Loon, Regal Vises. George is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and recently joined the Fly Rod Chronicle’s Pro Staff.