Thanks to Mike McAuliffe of Rise Form Studio & Ramsey Outdoor of Ledgewood, NJ, the Double Haul team will have their own table at their annual Fly Fishing Day. As spring rolls in, the stage switches to these localized events. It seems the last of the big social events for fly fishing will be going dormant as the hatches start to occur on the streams. These smaller events are definitely like "pre-season" for all anglers, even for those who've fished since January 1st. With everything in the tri-state area being potentially blown out as they are calling for another 1-3 inches of rain, as I write this, a show like this may just be the best diversion.
I've been to a few of these Fly Fishing Days over the years and it seems to have grown larger and larger. There will be a great lineup of speakers & tyers at the event.
Some of the tyers that will be present:
George Douglas from Kype Magazine
and many others.
The lectures scheduled will be
10:00 AM - Brian Cowden - River Restoration in New Jersey
11:00 AM - Darren Rist - Fly Fishing the Upper Delaware River
12:00 PM - Lance Wilts - Central Pennsylvania Fly Fishing
1:00 PM - Mike McAuliffe - 12 Months of Fly Fishing in New Jersey
This all kicks off at 9am, so we hope to see many of you there. It should be a fun event to keep the mind off of the blown out streams.