Here is a schedule of events I will be participating in, in 2017. This will be updated frequently as I add to the event schedule, so check back often. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by. I look forward to seeing you.
Tuesday, January 3rd, Delco Manning Trout Unlimited. Come join us for the second annual “Fly Tyers Round Table” This was a cool event I was invited to last year and am happy to be participation in again this year. Essentially it is like speed dating as applied to fly tying. The club will break up into small groups and rotate around to the “Features Tyers” and see, up close and personal several different patterns. This is a great way to get exposed to some new patterns and or techniques
Wednesday, January 25th; Ray Neirle / South Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I will be giving my "Shad Fishing 101" presentation. During this informative presentation we will take us from the vise to the river with sections on fly design, gear and rigging, and techniques. The Shad fishery is one of the most under rated in our area. Stop out and learn how to take advantage.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday January 27th, 28th, & 29th; The Fly Fishing Show Somerset New Jersey (the Garden State Convention Center) Norvise is coming back to the show! I will be manning the Norvise booth during the Somerset show. Norvise has not been to the east cost for over three years. Don't miss this opportunity to see this great fly tying product first hand.
Saturday February 11th. O’Neill’s Fly Fishing will be at the Coastal Fly Rodders of New Jersey. I will be teaching my class “Articulated Flies, from the Bench to the Boat” This day long class will look at the intimate details of Articulated fly design. We will talk about the design features that make these big jointed “meat” flies do what they do. After this class you will realize this is much more than just chaining 2 Woolly Buggers together! Pre registration required, must be a member of the Coastal Fly anglers.
Thursday, February 16th; South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers I will be giving my brand new presentation "Nymph fishing, a Tactical Approach". This presentation will cover the tips and tactics I use while I am Nymphing. This is a great presentation for anyone looking to up their Nymphing game!
Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th; The Fly Fishing Show in Lancaster Pennsylvania (Lancaster County Convention Center). Norvise is coming to the Lancaster! Norvise has not been to this show in the past. We are very excited for our first time in Lancaster and hope you are too. Don't miss this opportunity to see this great fly tying product first hand. I will also be presenting "Shad Fishing 101" during both days of the show. If you have ever wondered about this great springtime fishery you won't want to miss this show.
Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival. This great event is put on by my buddy Beau Beasley. This is a great event and a chance to see some of the truly “greats” in our sport up close and personal. I will be there representing Norvise, tying in the featured tiers booth and giving my “Shad Fishing 101” presentation. As of now we are the only fly tying vise attending the show. If you are coming to this event please stop by and say hello, check out my Shad fishing presentation or watch as I spin up some of my favorite Shad patterns. I hope to see you there.
There will be many more events added to this list as time goes on. Please remember to check back often. I hope you can make it out to one of these events. If you do make it out, please come up and introduce yourself. I always enjoy meeting and talking with like minded people. To keep up to date with scheduled presentations and all other O'Neills Fly Fishing News please use the link at the bottom of the page to join my mailing list.