"OUR NEWS IN THE NET" by A.F.F.S. Director Capt. Mike Corblies..6/27/16.. Enjoyed a nice 3 day weekend in the "North Country" on the Salmon River with Rita.. We exhibited AFFS services at the SPEY NATION SHOW in Pineville.. We stayed at the comfortable and clean MID-RIVER MOTEl owned and operated by N.Y.S. licensed guide Mike McAliney that has improved a property over the last couple of years that needed some TLC and has turned it into a great spot for fly fishers at reasonable prices.. Mike offers fly and light tackle charter trips by drift boat, cabin sport fisher on Lake Ontario or walk and wade on the Salmon using his ATV's into private stretches of the Salmon River near his Motel.. Mike is endorsed and a Pro staff member of ECHO fly rods and RIO fly lines.. We are pleased to add Mike and MID-RIVER Motel & Camp to our list of AFFS endorsed Lodges.. You can visit and contact Mike online at our website link by clicking on our NOR EAST Page down below.. Another positive development came out of our attending SPEY NATION and that is a new opportunity to work with another great line of fly rod and reel manufacturers headquartered in New York State called RISE from Long Island.. These rods and reels offer the "mid price point" fly tackle user some great models from small weight trout rods all the way up to 2 handed switch and spey sticks for salmon or stripers.. We will be working with their team to help put together some complete kit packages that will appeal to our advanced students and clients in the coming months.. It was also great to talk with the reps and pros from RIO and AIR FLO fly lines to get their recommendations on their various specialty lines to help improve casting some of the rods we are using from AFFS sponsor Companies SHU~FLY, WILD WATER and MAXXON.. This improves our tackle offerings for both our students and trip clients.. 6/21/16.. Back in Jersey working on new projects after attending the PA. FLY FISHING HERITAGE DAY SHOW last Saturday... Had a great time there along with wife Rita and AFFS PA. Guide Chip Jablonski that went with me.. Big news for AFFS is that our old biz pal Steve Monaghan will be our rep for MAXXON OUTFITTERS fly rods, reels and other great gear from them for our Jersey and PA operations. MAXXON was introduced to us last year by our friend and Chicago rep Norm Hartman.. MAXXON makes very affordable and good quality "combo outfits" that we recommend for our beginner students.. We will now add these to our other great combo offerings by WILD WATER and SHU~FLY for our students at our classes and through our FLY SHOP IN A BOX affiliated retailers.. We are heading out this Friday to attend the SPEY NATION CONCLAVE in Pulaski, N.Y. this Saturday 6/25.. Hope to see lots of you there at this great annual event that's all about 2 handed fly rods and learning to fish with them.. I have become a complete convert to them this past year for my surf fishing and other big freshwater lake and river trips... 6/15/16.. At the Jersey House working on upcoming projects and getting ready for Trout in PA.. Friday We are heading out to the annual PA. FLY FISHING HERITAGE DAY SHOW being held at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs this Saturday.. Hope to see lots of you there.. A.F.F S. Member Guides Chip Jablonski and Paul Healy will be with us along with a couple of our other guys at our tent.. Looking forward to fishing the Yellow Breeches and the Big Spring while we are out there for a couple of days.. Bill Haldaman is busy in Montana running a few casting clinics already and Capt. Al Z is becoming more involved in the kayak fishing scene in Florida every week catching lots of fish.. 3/1..It has been a busy time at A.F.F.S. since the first of the year.. I had a great time at the Atlantic City Boat Show as usual with lots of people stopping by our huge exhibit (over 120' long).. Special thank you's to Fly Guide Paul Healy, PA. Photographer Tom Lynch, N.J., Cast Net Guru, Charley Kay, N.Y. and my wife Rita for assisting... We tested out the new big screen projection system at A.C. and it works great with the Hall lights on.. We ran video commercials for our TOHATSU Outboard Motor sponsor and some Jackson U-Tube videos with the new system and it worked great.. Lot's of WOW comments from the folks that came by to see us.. Paul Healy joined me again in January to go out to Chicago for the big Sportsmen Show with a side trip to Tennessee. to pick up my new JACKSON Kilroy kayak to use in our Pond seminars on our 2016 Show Tour.. We were at the GARDEN STATE SPORTSMEN SHOW in Edison.. As usual it was another big success for A.F.F.S.. We had several Members and Friends participating with the crowds and we had a great time all 4 days of the Show.. 12/10..Just back from Florida where Capt. Al Z is enjoying kayak fishing with the local tarpon and snook populations near our houses and I made a 1 day stop in South Carolina where the striper fishing on Lake Moultrie (where our A.F.F.S. School is located) is in high gear. I fished with one of our local partner guides Leroy Scuggs and we enjoyed catching lots of striped bass with top water and subsurface action down to 20 feet with fish from a couple of pounds up to 28" in length with even some double headers hooked up. The fish were gorging on baby bunker and thread fin shad.. The Video on this I have almost finished and it will be up on our U-Tube channel soon. I will be based in Jersey through March and then Rita and I will be heading south for a while for more shows and some fishing.. Check out our UPCOMNG EVENTS Page to see what's next.. Thank's for stopping by..

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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
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introduced the first fly
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adding the A.F.F.S. "FLYRODDERS CHALLENGE" to the event.
  

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Capt. Mike Corblies giving a Seminar @ the "SIMUL-CAST / KAYAK 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 has moved from N.J. to North Fort Myers, Florida The picture above was taken at 
FISHSTOCK in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.. Be there with us in 2016...  

ATLANTIC CITY BOAT SHOW

February 3 - 7  2016

We enjoyed being at this annual monster sized show again this year. We unveiled our new (beta test edition) Big Screen Projection System to enhance our Pond Side presentations. It works great and puts a huge video image up on screen for every one to see clearly even in brightly lit Halls like the A.C. Convention Center. The Front Projection capability worked perfect showing video commercials from our sponsors TOHATSU Outboard Motors, JACKSON KAYAKS U-Tube Videos and our own In house productions.. Lot's of WOW that looks great from Show attendees that came by to watch it..  So now we just need to add the motorized lift screen for rear projection to the system and upgrade the sound system and "WALA".. The ultimate fly fishing/light tackle & kayak demo presentation system on earth is complete and ready to teach with.. BOOK YOUR EVENT TODAY TO FEATURE IT..

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CHICAGO SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOW.. 

January 20 - 24  2016

Captain Mike Corblies and  PA. Guide Paul Healy headed to Chicago to participate at this large annual event for us at the ROSEMONT CONVENTION CENTER.. We had our Fly Casting / Kayaking Pond in use every day of the Show. Enjoyed seeing our Chicago fly fishing friends including Jen Ripple and Kurt Kopala that publish our WINGS & WATERS Magazine. Added our first member guide in Wisconsin, Captain Brian Settele of FIN CHASERS GUIDE SERVICE and set up some meeting trips this year to visit some potential Lodge partner operations in the Midwest.. See you again Chicago in the warmer weather this Spring and Summer!!

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GARDEN STATE SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOW.. 


Edison, N.J... January 7 - 10 

We had great time at our first event

of the New Year..

2016 GARDEN STATE OUTDOOR

SPORTS SHOW. We had our large 

Show Trailer and our Big Casting 

Pond on display. At our exhibit this

year was the award wining 

photography of Tom Lynch of 

ANGRY FISH.com showing his 

latest work.. Saltwater fly tying 

demos were performed on 

Saturday by Harold Eckert of N.J.

SALTWATER FLIES and Capt. John

Isdanavage of COASTAL ANGLER ADVENTURES.  Double haul 

casting demos at our Pond by fly 

casting champion Allan Johnson 

on Friday,Saturday and Sunday 

always draw a nice crowd. Another popular feature was Charley Kay 

teaching how to throw a cast net and then learning why a 

successful flyrodder some times 

needs one of these from Capt. Mike.

A.F.F.S. sponsor Skip Storch, 
President of SHU~FLY TACKLE 
was on hand to answer all the 
questions about his products.               
Capt. Mike gave lots of kid's and 
adults their first fly casting lesson.
Parents and grand parents took a
lot of pictures of the little ones
having fun and learning about fly
fishing. The annual Kid's Fly 
Casting Competition was a  
success again as the crowd always
loves watching it and the Kid's 
enjoy doing it.. Thanks again to 
every one that stopped by to say 
hello to us.. 
2016 N.M.M.A, BOAT SHOWS - A.F.F.S. Displays..Click to visit here..
A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST POND" & ROLLING FLY-KAYAK SHOP 
was on display again @ the 2015
GREATER PHILADELPHIA SPORTSMEN'S SHOW in Oaks, PA.
A picture from the Oaks Show in 2013

 2015 GREATER PHILADELPHIA SPORTSMEN SHOW... 2/26 - 3/1

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
year. 
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...

 A.F.F.S. will be exhibiting at 2 major Sportsmen Events this Spring. 
The PALMETTO SPORTSMEN CLASSIC in Columbia and the 
CHARLESTON OUTDOOR EXPO   
A.F.F.S.Show Trailer & Pond @ PALMETTO CLASSIC 2014
 
      
Captain Mike Corblies was the featured speaker at the COASTAL FLYRODDERS CLUB 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 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
certainly
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..
A.F.F.S. member ERIC STROUP @ ALLENBERRY RESORT
6/15/14.. A.F.F.S. was at the
PENNSYLVANIA FLY FISHING MUSEUM
 
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..
The latest 2016 news from Bill Haldaman, our top fly casting fishing class 
instructor in Montana is that he and wife Barbara are heading north to Alaska
 to open a B&B and to lead our "CRUISE & CAST" program up there..
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 
SNAPPY SPORT SENTER in 
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..






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 
aboard NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES..
 
"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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CUSTOM GHEENOE  TO HELP SPONSOR A.F.F.S. EVENTS
 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 
the TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW at the 
WASHINGTON D.C. CONVENTION 
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.


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Captain Mike Corblies leading a casting class in New York City on the shores of the Hudson..
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