John Shaner, a noted expert on the history of fly fishing will be speaking on wet flies. If you’ve gone to the fly show at Edison, you may have heard one of Shaner’s excellent presentations on wet flies or seen him evaluating vintage fly fishing gear at the Hardy’s booth–Shaner recently retired as a long-time representative of Hardy of Alnwick. As always, John is engaging, affable, and interesting.
The meeting will begin at 6:30, but join us at 6:00 to see John demonstrate how to tie some famous wet flies.
Why wet flies? The humble wet fly has been producing trout since fly fishing began. Over the centuries, other methods have been developed that have pushed this ancient type of fly to the sidelines. The time honored wet fly is not only still relevant but is often the most productive way to take trout. In his presentation Shaner will focus on the simplest style of wet fly, the Spider or Soft Hackle. He will cover the history, development, tying, and fishing methods of this elegant and productive trout fly style, from its roots in 18th Century England to its use on today’s trout rivers world-wide.
|For those wishing to attend online|
Here are the meeting details.
When: Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 PM
Meeting link: https://catskillmountainstu.my.webex.com/catskillmountainstu.my/j.php?MTID=mc9858b018d5429562412afae09870961
Meeting number: 2631 702 9522
Password: wildesopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone: +1-650-479-3208
Access Code: 263 377 67119