Tie one on at Fly Fest

 

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, located in Livingston Manor, N.Y, will play host to the Fourth annual Fly Fest and the second IceCapades on Feb. 12.

Fly Fest is a gathering of more than 50 fly tyers who get together every year in the CFFCM to tie flies and minimize cabin fever and mid winter blues.

Both professional and amateur tyers from all over the Northeast come to share their latest patterns, swap stories and tie flies for the upcoming season. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the warmth of the day inside and pick up some pointers from the group.

For those who enjoy the cold and the excitement of ice fishing, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will play host to the second IceCapades. IceCapades is an open day to all to fish on the museum’s pond. Last year a number of large yellow perch and brown trout were caught.

Participants will be encouraged to donate $5 to fund the spring pond stocking for children’s fishing educational programs, on pond demonstrations and for those physically challenged. A member will be on hand to drill holes and those wishing to make their own can take advantage of a hand ice auger that will be available.

For more information, call the Center at (845) 439-4810 or e-mail flyfish@catskill.net.

 

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