Summerfest/Angler’s Market: 2015 begins Saturday 8/1 and Sunday 8/2
Come across the Center’s bridge for a delightful day filled with all sorts of activities. As always, it will be a day to remember. The gate will open at 8:30 on both Saturday and Sunday, August 1 & 2. There will be over 100 tables of fly fishing treasures, books, gear, collectibles, tying materials and more that will satisfy any flyfisher’s dreams. This day is for everyone, bring a spouse of friend to peruse the local products and crafts of Catskill neighbors. Even the youngest of kids can tie a fly, play a game or color a page that will find a place on any refrigerator. If you want to cast a rod and have a chance to compete for great prizes, this is the place. Visit the Museum, Wulff Gallery and Catskill Rodmakers Bamboo Workshop and Heritage Craft Center and see what fly fishing is really about. Food and beverages will be available so you can make a full day of it.
Brooks and Brews: Trout Unlimited Women’s initiative will present an informative and valuable program on our waters, conservation and environmental issues. This program will be held on Saturday, August 1, from 2pm – 4pm in the Wulff Gallery, a cool and informal setting, with a sampling of Catskill Brewery’s latest craft brews. This program is in cooperation of the TU Women’s Initiative, Catskill Brewery and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center. We thank them all for their continued support of the Center efforts and our environment. Program is free, Beer tasting is a donation of $5.00.
Come Cast! Competitive Casting Competitions!
Casting competitions are not fly fishing competitions. They are simply distance and accuracy casting challenges to test one’s skills. This is a fine opportunity to take a look at your own ability as a caster. You can have some fun by bringing everyone in your local club or organization to finally find out ‘”just who is the best caster in the bunch”; challenge a friend; set a personal goal; but most of all, have fun. There are Three Different Casting Opportunities:
1. The 5th Annual Hardy Cup Bamboo Rod Casting Tournament
2. Hardy/Royal Wulff Fly Line Graphite Rod Casting
3. Classic and Tycoon Trophy Fiberglass Rod/ ‘406’ Line Casting Challenge
All contestants will be judged on three casts: two for distance and one for accuracy. Each Contestant will have up to six practice casts before completing three competitive casts. All lines will be required to have a 7.5’ leader. Casters can compete in only one Competition, but can cast for fun in any other or all three). All Casters will have a chance to win as each caster will receive a ticket for a random drawing to win several prizes. Casting will be held in conjunction of Summerfest 2015 Saturday, August 1 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM and August 2, from 9:30 AM to 12 NOON.
Kid’s Activities: Visit the Trout Unlimited tent where kids of all ages can color and decorate trout pictures, learn fly tying, partake in a fishing game, join a scavenger hunt, or learn about fly fishing. Volunteers from local TU chapters will educate and inspire youth to be involved in the angling community.