Guest Speakers/Fly Tiers/Teachers for 2023
Tim Flagler - Saturday January 13, 2024
Tim Flagler has been fly fishing and tying for more than 30 years. He founded Tightline Productions in 1998, a video production company that specializes in promotional and instructional video. He's known worldwide for his tying videos.....
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Captain Zach Flake - Sunday February 24, 2024
Captain Zach is a third generation outdoorsman and conservationist. His passion for the outdoors and fishing has flourished from a young age. For Zach, life on the water is it.....
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Jack Skelley - Saturday January 14, 2023
To know Jack is to love him, fresh bruschetta, and his Atlantic Salmon flies and fishing vignettes. Jack, whose fies include natural materials, fishes the Gaspe Peninsula regularly. After Jack graduated with honors from NC State University with a BS in Forest Management he was teaching forestry courses and surveying at Paul Smiths College in Upstate NY better known as Smities and he braved the sub -zero weather to fish the Northern Adirondacks....
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Frank Rosata - Sturday February 4, 2023
Frank Rosata is a former Tight Lines employee who now lives within earshot of the Beaverkill River. When not working as an Xray tech, Frank pursues trout with various methods throughout the Delaware River system. Frank's skillful tying and thoughtout approach to fishing is sure to please.....
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Anita Coulton - Saturday February 11, 2023
Anita started fly fishing more than 20 years ago on PA streams with her father. Though trout are her passion, she’s skilled fishing for anything that swims in both fresh and saltwater. She is also a graduate of the Reel Women Guide School in Montana. Anita shares her passion with organizations like the US Youth Fly Fishing team, and Casting for Recovery.....
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Nick Raftas - Sunday February 19, 2023
Nick is a full-time guide and owner of Orvis Endorsed Guide Service, Wild East Outfitters. Fly fishing on some of Pennsylvania’s most technical waters has been Nick’s lifelong obsession since he was 7 years old. In 2011, he began guiding and quickly established himself as a sturdy, reliable and hard-working guide....
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Ben Turpin - Saturday February 25, 2023
Ben Turpin has been fly fishing Pennsylvania for over 30 years and started Ben Turpin Custom Rod Building and Guide Service in 1997. Based out of Saylorsburg, PA, Ben is located just minutes from the Brodhead and McMichael Creeks where his career started, but he also enjoys guiding the Delaware River and the trout streams in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania....
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Jason Taylor - Saturday March 4, 2023
Jason enjoys helping other tiers and fishermen, as he believes that aspect of the sport is as important as any other. Greatly influenced by Bob Popovics, David Nelson and many others, he ties most of his flies late at night after working as a professional waiter.....
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David Nelson - Saturday March 11, 2023
My grandmother instilled in me a deep love for the outdoors from a young age, and when I was three-years-old, my uncle taught me how to fish--although he'll tell you he "just brought me to the water." My passion for fishing quickly emerged, and ever since I have seldom been found without a fishing rod. To this day, my family recalls how I would fish whenever or wherever I could....
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Kurt Huhner - Saturday March 18, 2023
Kurt has been teaching fly tying for over 13 years, and has taught beginner and intermediate students specializing in trout flies. In 2008, Kurt won the annual East Jersey TU Frank Hall Fly Tying award. He's volunteered his tying skills for various shows including the Somerset Fly Fishing Show, Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Rendezvous.....
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