"OUR NEWS IN THE NET" by A.F.F.S. Director Capt. Mike Corblies...10/3/15.. Looks like I will be here in Jersey until February after some of the major Shows are over.. I have some students signed up for the Beach & Jetty Fly Fishing classes for this Fall during our Bass & Blues Run (Hoping we get one) and I can take some others of you that are interested in learning the basics and or improving some skills in the surf.. Just need to get the Pop Up Camper on my 4WD to pop up again so we can hold the classes at I.B.SP. in a little comfort.. I have my mechanic working on fixing that this week.. Check out the North East Saltwater School page for class details and to sign up...9/1.. I'm back from a Kentucky, S.C. and Florida road trip.. First stop with the Show Trailer was Lexington, Kentucky for our second appearance at the ULTIMATE OUTDOOR EXPO.. The Show ran Friday through Sunday.. I had a great time with the kids and adults at the Bass and Bream Pond in the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park.. Kids Fly Fishing Tournament was won by 12 year old Cooper from Ohio.. Who took home a gear bag full of fly fishing prizes. I then headed further south to N. Fort Myers for some AFFS business. check on the house renovations and to see my beautiful wife Rita.. Then headed back up to our School in Santee Cooper, S.C. For a quick visit, a little fishing and then returned to Jersey.. 8/1.. Our first venture into teaching fly fishing at a Kid's Day Camp for a week was lots of fun and plenty of work.. Our sincere thanks to all the great folks at Black Bear Lake for having us there.. Extra thanks to AFFS Guides Paul Healy and Ken Garden... Cap is also available for fly fishing classes @ IBSP.. Cape May Sharks by boat (NO kayaks here), Barnegat Bay kayak fishing or a Salt Water fly fishing class or private casting lessons any where in the state most of September on the weekends.. Just call or e-mail me to arrange a time and place...6/22/15.. We enjoyed a nice trip out to the South Central PA. stream country.. We exhibited at the PA. Fly Fishing Heritage Day Show at the Allenbery Resort on the Yellow Breeches where guides Paul Healy and Chip Jablonski even managed to catch a couple of trout during a lunch break at the event.. I signed up a couple of new artists for our AFFS team and saw some old friends that stopped by our display tent.. The high light of course was when Bob Clouser came by and we spent a half hour telling lies (fish stories) to each other and entertainng the guides and Show attendees that were hanging out with us...The day before Guide Paul Healy, Tying Instructor Ken Garden and myself spent a great afternoon with our newest AFFS member guide/instructor Gene Macri at his private Conowago Creek Club outside Gettysburg catching lots of nice rainbows, browns and my personal best to date 3 pound brookie.. Saturday evening Pauly braved the downpour of rain at Mountain Creek outside the bar at our regional AFFS school location @ HOLLY INN to land a couple of nice browns from the Creek... He then entertained us inside with some karaoke rock song.. Good food, cold beer, fish stories galore and a great time.. Pics and videos along with an article on Gene's great trout and bass facility will all be forth coming here on the site so stop back and get all the details soon.. In the mean time visit Gene's terrific website RIVER KEEPER by clicking on our NORTH EAST Members tab then look for him under the Pennsylvania list.. 6/15/15.. Capt. Mike accompanied by Harold Eckert gave a seminar "An introduction and overview of A.F.F.S. member services and products" to the Rahway River Chapter of T.U. in Cranford, N.J. details are on their FB. TWITTER, etc.. We had a nice evening there.. 6/13/15.. Pleased to have Nick Pullano back in action with us even on a limited basis.. his hip replacement postponed until Fall but Nick will be working as an Advertising and Sales Consultant at our Wings and Waters Magazine with new advertisers and adding some great photos now and then.. 6/7/15.. Finally we have it finished.. There is a NEW Page on this website for our magazine (look in the Links on the left below) You can read our latest and past issues, contact us about the magazine and it has extra content from the mag and links to similar publications you may enjoy.. The magazine also has it's own brand NEW website that we hope you will visit. You find some links to it throughout this site. Please check it out and read the latest issue in case you did not receive a direct link in your e-mail box... It's now more like 1 Show a month instead of 1 a week until next year.. Check out our UPCOMNG EVENTS Page to see where we will be headed next.. We have some nice Outdoor Events coming up in August that you might want to attend with us.. Thank's for stopping by..



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A.F.F.S. Product Sponsor - Ray Hendrickson - Prez. SEA LEVEL FLY FISHING Booth @ ICAST
SEA LEVEL display of Blue Water Fly Rods & Reels 12 - 16 Wts. will be @ all upcoming A.F.F.S. events for our "try then buy" demos..
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 A.F.F.S. member 
Captain Al Zlata poses with 
a nice sailfish we caught 
with one of our 
clients off Cozumel, Mexico

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A.F.F.S. member Guide Kevin Margosian displays a nice Steelhead he caught on a trip to the Salmon River near Pulaski, N.Y. We have several great guides available in this region to help you land YOURS.. 
A.F.F.S. FLY & KAYAK SHOP Click Here..
Meet Capt. Mike Corblies at I-CAST and the INTERNATIONAL FLY TACKLE DEALERS SHOW the worlds largest fishing trade show in Orlando Florida, July 2015
AFFS Director Mike Corblies & Junior Pro, Chandler Williams a S.C.College student pose for the camera atop ICAST 2014 in Orlando..
Capt. Mike Corblies on the

A.F.F.S. Director Capt. Mike Corblies was a special guest on the KAYAK FISHING
"The Double-L Crew"
In Virginia Beach with
hosts Kris and Mark Lozier.
You can hear a bit of the show
 any time via Podcast by clicking here
American Fly Fishing
Manchester VT.

Membership in A.F.F.S.
can benefit you to..

Capt. Mike with a bonefish
@ A.F.F.S. Member
caught & released on a 
Fly Fishing Trip..
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Capt. Mike teaching a student
on Barnegat Bay..
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Capt. Mike Corblies, Guides Rick Wolbert, Paul Healy were the A.F.F.S. team
in the
KAYAK FLUKE TOURNAMENT in Point Pleasant, N.J. Capt. Mike 
introduced the first fly
fishing division to this established Tourney. By 
adding the A.F.F.S. "FLYRODDERS CHALLENGE" to the event.

Hoping for a Halibut sized Fluke with a net bigger than the Captain.. Fly Fishing on a Tournament Day..
Capt. Mike using stand up kayak fishing shoots a cast on Day 2 of the Tournament..


For all the fly fishers on 

your Gift List. Good year

round for all our member Schools, Trips, Products..

fly fishing
Big Bluefish like this one Capt. Al Zlata landed visit N.J. waters every year .. Book your trip TODAY..
A.F.F.S. Rolling Fly Shop / Small Watercraft/ Camper and Fly Tying Theatre..YES you can own one just like it with an A.F.F.S. franchise.. Call or e-mail us for the details..
It's almost time to catch Stripers along the Jersey Coast . Book your trip TODAY.
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Capt. Mike Corblies giving a Seminar @ the "SIMUL-CASTING POND".. Click for info about the Shows
More A.F.F.S. Fly Casting Demos and Small Watercraft Seminars will be held in Florida & other Southern 
States as Capt. Mike is moving from N.J. to Fort Myers, Florida The picture above was taken at 
FISHSTOCK in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.. Be there with us in 2016...  

Somerset, N.J... We had

another great time at the


EXPO. March 20 - 22  We had

our large Show Trailer and our

Small Width Casting Pond on

display. A great new feature at our

exhibit this year was the award

wining photography of John


that we had on display. Saltwater

fly tying demos of Captain Mikes'

new packaged fly tying products

called "BODY PARTS" was

performed on Saturday by Harold
that perfected Capt.Mike's new big
tube popper. Double haul casting
demos at our pond by fly casting
champion Allan Johnson on
Saturday and Sunday drew a crowd
A New feature was Charley Kay
teaching how to throw a cast net in
our Pond's back cast area and
learning  why a successful S.W.

flyrodder needs one of these from

Capt. Mike. Plus we gave a number

of folks a peek at our new Spring/

Summer edition of "WINGS &

WATERS" magazine in it's new

online format before it goes to print
 A.F.F.S. sponsor Skip Storch, 
President of SHU~FLY TACKLE 
was on hand to answer all
the questions about his products
and to show attendees how to use
them at our Pond. Of course Capt.
Mike took care of the popular
annual Sunday "KIDS SCAVENGER
HUNT" fly casting station where 
over 200 kids got their first fly
casting lesson with the Captain.
Parents and grand parents took a
lot of pictures of the little ones
having fun and learning about fly
fishing. Thanks again to every one
that  stopped by to say hello to us.. 
2015 N.M.M.A, BOAT SHOWS - A.F.F.S. Displays..Click to visit here..
was on display again @ the 2015
A picture from the Oaks Show in 2013


We will be there with the largest Fly Fishing display in the HALL..

Come and see our line up of top PA, N.J. & N.Y. State Fly Guides..

Lots of seminars fly tying and personal tips for you  if you

Don't want to drive to Lancaster this winter... 


"Last year we had some heavy snow on first two days of this PA. Show but

Saturday and Sunday we were mobbed by customers when the weather

turned better".

This annual event draws a large number of sports enthusiasts every
A.F.F.S. will have a large display including our big Pond and Trailer. Several 
member pros will be on hand evry day from PA. and  N.J. to inform and
entertain the attendees with daily seminars and casting demos. We wlll also
feature the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH.  Stop by and see us
at Philly's largest Sportsmen's Event of the year...

Back 2 Back South Carolina Shows brought more growth for A.F.F.S.
 in this region for the future...  
A.F.F.S.Show Trailer & Pond @ PALMETTO CLASSIC 2014
Captain Mike Corblies was the featured 
in Wyckoff, New Jersey..
May 20th.. Capain Mike Corblies gave a 
presentation seminar to the monthly 
meeting of the COASTAL FLYRODDERS  
CLUB in Wyckoff, N.J. on several
topics including the "CRUISE & CAST"                                                                                   program and WINGS & WATERS 
Magazine. Mike answered lots of 
questions about salt water fly fishing 
techniques for the enthusistic audience. This club and it's many 
activities will be featured in an article in 
an upcoming edition of  WINGS & WATERS..
Photo by Nick Pullano                                                                                                                                       A  

A.F.F.S. Junior Pro - Chandler Williams casting for bream @ 2014 EAST.COAST PADDLESPORT Show
A.F.F.S. has launched the sports first shipboard fly fishing schools to great fly fishing destinations.Click it..
A.F.F.S. Captains & "Cruise Ship Pros" in the Berry Islands.. Al Zlata, Mike Corblies, Jimmy Darville
A.F.F.S. has expanded it's Bahama operations by Land, Air and Sea..
A.F.F.S. has arrangements with some of the best talent available in the
Bahamas for both experienced anglers and students. On Grand Bahama 
Island we are partnered with Capt. Phil Thomas of the well established 
PHIL & MEL'S BONEFISH GUIDE SERVICE.  Capt. Phil operates his business 
on the East End in McLeans Town, the launching spot for all the East End Lodges. 
Capt. Phil has experienced guides on staff with quality skiffs as well as offshore boats 
available for hire. On GBI we have also partnered with the very well known 
BISHOP'S BONEFISH RESORT located right on the beach in High Rock. 
BISHOP'S has 7 very nice rooms for fishermen and visiting families, A great 
Restaurant and full Bar plus a Tiki bar on the sand. BISHOP'S is now our official 
A.F.F.S. Lodge on the East End where we will be conducting schools and 
seminars for our Group Trip clients and stopping by for a cold beverage on 
our way back to the Ship from  fishing with our "CRUISE & CAST" groups.

On Nassau we are privleged to have none other than the world famous
bonefish guide, Simon Bain on the A.F.F.S. International team. Simon is a
twice Bahamas national casting champion, producer and star of the
Bahamas first television and radio fishing programs and an accomplished
writer. Simon has developed his own unique fly casting methods that any
serious student of our sport should aquaint themselves
with. Simon is well
known for his antics and fun filled delivery about "There's NO bonefish in
Nassau mon"
Just check out U-Tube for that. Simon has a couple of
experienced guides working under his Outfitters license. There are only 4
legal flats guide operations licensed on Nassau and Simon is one of them. 
If you "CRUISE & CAST" or visit Nassau / Paradise Island by air you should
spend some time with Simon and his staff and go bonefish
"catching not fishing" as Simon likes to say..

Last but certainly not least, in the more remote Berry Chain of Islands, the
well respected guide Jimmy Darville is in charge of guiding our clients when
we visit there. Our "CRUISE & CAST" trips with NCL and RCL visit Great and
Little Stirrup Cayes weekly. Jim and his brothers Percy and Joe plus their
staff of guides with spotless flats boats provide excellent fishing trips in the
nearby waters. Jimmy has a new Lodge under construction on nearby Great
Harbour Island that will soon welcome our clients arriving by air or private
boat for both flats and offshore fishing.
Our A.F.F.S. Partners on Grand Bahama Island
A.F.F.S. Instructor Simon Bain World Class bonefish guide in Nassau, Bahamas..
       A.F.F.S. will return to exhibit @ PA. FLY FISHING MUSEUM HERITAGE DAY SHOW in 2015..
6/15/14.. A.F.F.S. was at the
HERITAGE DAY Show in Boiling
Springs on Saturday June 15th at the
beautiful ALLENBERRY RESORT on the
banks of the Yellow Breeches. We
enjoyed a great  day outdoors meeting
old friends in the sport and making
some new ones.  Frank Angelo, casting
instructor from central PA. gave a fine
program to the attendees and joined
our membership. Frank operates the
RED TAIL LODGE B&B near McClure,
PA. Welcome aboard Frank..
Bill Haldaman teaching fly casting / fishing classes in Montana
Bill and Camanchee ready for back country cutthroats..
Kalispell, Montana..  A.F.F.S. 
founding member and respected 
casting instructor Bill Haldaman, 
is now giving fly casting lessons 
and trout fishing classes at the 
landmark Montana Sports Store 
Kalispell,  The store has been in the 
sporting goods business since 
1947 and is located near some of the 
best Rocky Mountain fishing waters. 
For more information call Bill 
@ 406-208-9543 or Manager Rusty
Wells at the store @ 406-257-752 
Fly Fishing Master Jack Montague (FL) shows PA. Guide Paul Healy one of his many tricks at a Show

2014 CHICAGO SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOW.. Captain Mike Corblies,  

PA. Guide Paul Healy and  FL. instructor Jack Montague had our 

Casting Pond in full use every day and Mike gave a "CRUISE & CAST"

seminar on the Main Show Stage on Saturday evening. We had a good show,

made some new friends including Jen Ripple and Kurt Kopala and enjoyed

seeing some old ones. As a positive result we arranged to return to 

Chicago (when the ice is gone) to give a "CRUISE & CAST" seminar at the 

DuPage Fly Fishers Club and film and enjoy some local fly fishing..

1/10-13... Edison, N.J.. GARDEN STATE SPORTSMEN SHOW... This year as

every year for the past 20 plus years we exhibited our growing services

at this long established show. Performing seminars and educating sports

enthusiasts about our sport.. It's always a successful event for A.F.F.S.

A.F.F.S. continues the  win a "CRUISE & CAST" Contest..
Our "CRUISE & CAST" Bahamas Route
A.F.F.S Director Mike Corblies announced
the winner of the 2013 drawing.  Lucky angler 
Chuck Adams a firefighter from Compton, MD.
won the FREE  4 day trip to fly fish the 
Bahamas on a "CRUISE & CAST" adventure 
"CRUISE & CAST" trip drawings are
available to all persons attending our action
packed and informative seminars promoting
great "CRUISE & CAST" destinations like 
Belize, Alaska, Mexico, Bermuda, Honduras, 
Canada and the Bahamas. Simply attend one 
of our seminars at a Sportsmen's Show, 
Fishing Club Meeting or Retail Store Seminar.  Enter 
your e-mail address on a ticket and cross your
fingers. The next winner will be drawn on
Christmas Day.. Round trip Airfare from the
continental U.S. to Miami is included on
SPIRIT AIR. The wining anglers name are
posted here on the American Fly Fishing
Schools website.

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 Titusville, FL. A.F.F.S. Director Mike Corblies is pleased to announce a new major sponsor to our activities. CUSTOM GHEENOE BOATS of Titusville, Florida.  Capt. Mike has taken delivery of a rigged up 13' Custom Gheenoe that will be used to help expand our seminar programs in the "SIMUL-CAST POND" Click on the AMERICAN FLY FISHING.TV Channel to watch CUSTOM GHEENOE videos..
Click to visit the TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW
 A.F.F.S. tried out a new way to introduce 
more participants to our sport. We exhibited at 
CENTERCapt. Mike Corblies, (N.J.) Jack 
Montague (FL.) and Andrew Stiles (VA.) 
performed  fly casting, fly tying, kayaking
demos and discussed our "CRUISE & CAST"
cruise ship programvarious Schools and trips
to A.F.F.S. member destinations. Captain Mike
was featured on FOX TV 5 with D.C. reporter
Holly Morris learning how to fly cast and kayak
at our Pond..Capt. Mike and Jack Montague were
filmed by NEW TANG DYNASTY TV crew
based in Washington explaining kayak fishing 
and fly casting for a program to be broadcast both
in the U.S. and into China..Channel 9 in DC also
filmed and used our casting demos for Show 
promotion clips throughout the weekend  plus
several travel magazine writers interviewed us
for upcoming articles..Click here to watch us on 
FOX TV News.

SPIRIT - A.F.F.S. Partner Airline To Many Of Our Favorite Destinations
Captain Mike Corblies leading a casting class in New York City on the shores of the Hudson..
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 A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST POND" Exhibited at the 
DCU Center

Worcester, MA.. NEW ENGLAND FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPO..  Pennsylvania based Guide Paul Healy headed up an all star A.F.F.S. team to run a successful event for us in New England. Paul put on several casting demos, seminars  and distributed lots of A.F.F.S. member literature and WINGS & WATERS magazines to the attendees. Paul was accompanied by one of our top fly tier members Ken Garten from N.J. Ken demo'd his skills at the vise every day for the crowds. Maine A.F.F.S. members Tom Hamilton, CEDAR RIDGE OUTFITTERS, Chris Russell KENNEBEC RIVER ANGLERS and Captain Dave Geurard, RIP TIDE CHARTERS all gave terrific seminars and maned our display to help make it a great success. Thanks guys..
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