A day spent shooting Sporting Clays and Lunch at the oldest shooting grounds in North America!
Have you ever wondered what to do if your buddy gets hooked instead of a fish? Or someone closes her hand in a car door as you head to the river? Or if someone nearby collapses? We all have. Join us as we meet in NYC to spend a day learning CPR and Basic First Aid.
We sat around the table in a classic, old world fly shop and learned how to tie 3 different flies.
We spent a relaxing day at Orvis Sandanona in Millbrook fishing for wild brown trout on the East Branch of the Wassaic River on the club grounds, along with 50 clays on the Sporting Clays Course and a delicious lunch.
But, what do you DO with all those birds? Well, we eat them of course; but we also use the feathers to tie flies! We sat around the table and tied flies for the upcoming fishing season with bird feathers from birds we shot during hunting season!
Our Spring School & Warm Up weekend is a classic! Each year we pamper and instruct throughout our all inclusive (food and lodging included) weekend with a hearty helping of laughter and camaraderie. We meet for a gourmet dinner Friday night, overnight lodging, and spend a full day Saturday covering all the basics of fly fishing; including theory, equipment, knots, flies, casting, hooking, landing, and releasing fish in order to get you ready to head out to the water on your own. More advanced anglers are encouraged to join us to improve their skills and tweak their technique on dry land before heading out to local waters for on water instruction. We eat well, laugh often, and create successful anglers in a supportive, instructive environment.
This is an entirely new event! We’ll begin our day at a leisurely 11 am on Saturday, June 30, at Audubon Sharon, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069 for a curated hour long lecture about the birds in and around the rivers we fish. the lecturer is a local fly fisher and bird expert. After the lecture we’ll dine stream side along the Housatonic River and then meet our guide for an afternoon of fishing. We’re going to have a brown bag lunch, so you can either bring your meal from home or pick something up along the way at a local deli. We’ll fish until dusk and then head out. Some will opt to stop for dinner at a local restaurant, while others will head home. Either way you’ll still have Sunday to relax before beginning the work week.
Fishing at the Connetquot is like seeing an old friend for the Julianas, we’ve been there many times. We keep returning because the park is spectacular, and the fishing is great. The Connetquot River is a hidden jewel running through an old hunting club converted to a park about 90 minutes outside of NYC. Wading is easy and the trout are plentiful. We will have the entire river to ourselves for a private day of angling. Bring your own lunch, we’ll have a cooler with water, soft drinks and some chips. As you head to your beats, take a moment to park your butt on the bench we donated to the park years ago.
We’re heading up to the North Country for two full days of guided fly fishing in the Adirondack Mountains outside Lake Placid! We’ll arrive at our lodging Thursday night (5 hours north of NYC) so that we get full days of fishing Friday and Saturday. Each group of three anglers will have it’s own guide from The Ausable Two Fly Shop as we head out in the morning each day to which ever river is fishing best. The Ausable, Saranac, Boquet, and Black Rivers are all possibilities. Trout and Bass are the target fish. We will be sleeping in bunk rooms at a private lodge nestled in the mountains with spectacular views, s’mores around the campfire and the use of a private bass camp at a nearby lake. There will be no other guests, although there may be a few dogs! Days will be warm and nights will be a bit chilly as we sit around the campfire gazing at the amazing stars in the northern skies! Don’t miss out on this chance to see a truly spectacular part of New York State and enjoy the finest fly fishing east of the Rockies!
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Two Handed Rods? Join us for a Spey Casting Clinic with the experts from Spey Casting Northeast on the Farmington River in Connecticut, where the mysteries and art of casting those long graceful rods will be revealed!! This 1/2 day clinic will include equipment and instruction, then we’ll have lunch and fish until dark! Add spey casting to your arsenal!!