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Exciting News from the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild: Kids on The Fly Northwest NJ! — Catskill Fly Tyers Guild

The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a new chapter of Kids On The Fly in Northwestern NJ! This chapter will be run by Guild Members Nicole March of The Quilted Tyer and “Uncle Bob” Hopkins! Greg Becker of Whitewater Flies has graciously offered his fly shop for their monthly meetings, and we are grateful for his generosity as we work together to pass along the knowledge, history and art of fly tying to our younger generations. Their meetings will be held the first Saturday of each month from 9AM-11:30 AM!

via Exciting News from the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild: Kids on The Fly Northwest NJ! — Catskill Fly Tyers Guild

Flies Are On The Way!

As I said, I’ll have this business running soon. I put together a list of the most successful dry flies for trout to begin with. I am going to put them in kits according to their success in U.S. regions and sell approximately 30 Flies for that region, in a box for around $23.99. I ordered over 100 dozen to get started. I think these prices will compare to others found on EBay and fly fishing sites. Plus again, 20% of proceeds will go to Project Healing Waters.

As I put more together, I’ll start actually creating the web page. It’s going to take time. I will be making custom fly rods and selling those.  But, as for commercially manufactured rods and reals,I can’t afford to get into that type of business at the moment.

If you want a one of a kind rod custom designed for you, email me for an estimate at It doesn’t have to be a fly rod either. I can make any rod from ultra light to tuna sticks; even little ice fishing rods. Depending on how custom, I can still build them less expensive than even mid range commercial rods. Send me your ideas and I’ll draw up some art work and an estimate.

Thank you all so much for making this possible for me! You don’t know how much it means to be a disabled veteran and still be able to live to the fullest until you have been affiliated with a group like Healing Waters. Now, thanks to your support, I’m able to work from home, doing something I love, and make money for Healing Waters and a little extra to help my family. I am so excited right now!

Please, continue to help me as much as you can.  If you don’t want or need to make a purchase right now, retweet or share on Facebook.