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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Flymom on Sep 26, 2007September 26th, 2007, 10:01 am EDT
Hello All,

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is hosting its very 1st off sit show, The Art of the Angler Show in Danbury, CT at the Ethan Allen Inn. Please support the Center to continue our efforts to preserve, protect and promote fly fishing by posting the following flyer on your message board, forum, calendar of events or post an article about the show.

Please feel free to call the CFFCM at 845-439-4810 or email at flyfish@catskill.net, if you have any questions or need further information.

Thank you for your continued support of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum,

Erin Phelan

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum


The Arts of the Angler Show

It’s all about fly fishing.

More than a symposium… an intimate show with all the features of a full fly fishing show. Forty+ fly tyers providing non stop fly tying demonstrations and seminars, many table dealers offering collectible tackle, books, and paraphernalia, A fine selection of fly tying materials, fly tackle, accessories and more from a select group of vendors and suppliers.

November 10 & 11, 2007 at the Ethan Allen Inn, Exit 4, off I-84 in Danbury, CT

(make right at end of exit, Ethan Allen Inn on right approx .5 miles)

Some of America’s finest fly tyers including: David Brandt, Bob Mead, Jay ‘Fishy’ Fullum, Ralph Graves, Bob Lindquist, Paul Rossman, Roger Plourde, Ted Patlen, Joe Soma, Harold Williams, John Likakis, Bill Hrinko, Tony Smith, Paul Ptalis, Bill Newcomb, Mickey Goshen, Richard Bogardus, Patrick Jordan ///// Programs and seminars with: Keith Fulsher “Tying and Fishing Atlantic Salmon Flies“, Kathy Scott “Furled Leader Making”, Jerry Stercho “Tying tips and Techniques you need to know”, David Van Burgel “Bamboo Rod Making”, Floyd Franke “How Play Big Fish”, Bamboo Mike Longuil “How to select a used Bamboo Fly Rod” and “Refreshing an old Bamboo Rod” Fran Verdoliva Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon, and more //// Many fine vendors will be on hand to provide you with today’s fly fishing equipment, fly tying materials, fly fishing accessories, destinations, services, and gifts. Also, yesterday’s fine collectibles: tackle, equipment, books, accessories and other little jewels. Cortland Line Company, Badger Creek Flies and Supplies, The Bedford Sportsman, Sawdust & Stitches, Bamboo Fly Rods, Baxter House, The Fly Hatchery, MC Fly Fishing, Richard Bradley Reels, Anglers Den and English Angling Trappings, Above and Below H20, Housatonic Bamboo Fly Rods, The Classic Fly Fisherman, Chesapeake Rod building supplies, Jerry Girard, and more, //// Visit the Club Corner to find out what fly fishing clubs and organizations are in your area, hosted by The Candlewood Valley Trout Unlimited. Got a club? Share and exchange welcome.

Saturday, November 10, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Show Open, Special Dinner available after show, Live Auction of contemporary and collectibles 7:00PM.Sunday, November 11, 9:30 AM -4:30 PM Show Open. Seminars and programs held throughout both days.

For more information, visit www.cffcm.net Call 845-439-4810

This CFFCM is supported by: American Angler and Fly Tyer magazines, Fly Fishing New England magazine, Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. Daily Admission $10. All proceeds to benefit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. The heart of the fly fishing community.


ATTENTION----Do you have something you want to dispose of via auction? We are hosting a live consignment auction on Saturday Night, November 10 at 7PM. It is easy, simply send your item(s) or description to the CFFCM. 10% commission on sale price goes to CFFCM. Questions? Call 845-439-4810 at your convenience. (Reserve price auction items also accepted) We need to know to publicize items and prepare final auction list.

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