Monday, March 23, 2009

2009 CNY Fly Tying Symposium

Last week Luke and I made the trip out to my old stomping grounds in central New York. We attended the 2009 Central New York Fly Tying Symposium in Utica, where we tied flies, helped out with a kids fly tying session and met with some great fly tyers. I was also asked to do a presentation on Western New York tributary fishing, which was a lot of fun to do. Our goal was to help raise money for the FFAA organization. The FFAA(Fly Fishers Anglers Association) helps in keeping the West Canada creek in great condition. They organize stream "clean-ups," pay for regulation sign production and display and maintain them. They also will use the money for the "BFB" (bucks for browns) program which stocks browns in the trophy section of the West Canada.

This was a great way to spend a Saturday. Talking and tying with great fly fisherman from NY and helping a great cause! Maybe in years to some we could have something like that here in Western, NY. A group that would be able to help keep the fisheries we enjoy so much in great condition!

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