A.F.F.S. "NEWS IN THE NET" 12/7/18...At the CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA FISHING & BOATING EXPO today setting up an outdoor pop up canopy with AFFS literature display for where I will be doing some fly casting demos & talks during the Show. Also will be inside under a small Circus tent where the local magazine NAUTICAL MILE is hosting the seminars. Full card of local Guides & Captains giving seminars about their operations. I will be talking about our Cruise Ship Fishing Trips programs and for the first time a seminar about our brand new AFFS 2018 PARTY BOAT FLY FISHING TOUR & TOURNAMENT Should be some interest generated as we have 4 Florida Party Boats around the State set to go with our Tour starting in March in Miami. Plus the Sunshine State has the most Cruise Ships and customers that frequent them right here. 12/6/17.. I have been having a hell of a week both good and not so good. Being the optimist I am by nature, I’ll give you readers a chuckle first on the “not so good” part of it first. I booked a good deal price wise and flight details to head to Florida and home for the Holidays. Trying to plan ahead always I figured I would use Frontier out of Trenton and leave my Jersey car in the long term park area for the 40 Days and nights I would be in the land of the palm trees. Sounds kind of biblical eh? Any way I would have my ride at the ready when I landed back in Jersey on January 6th for the annual Garden State Sportsmen Show in Edison. I just had a new water pump put in the old Explorer because it had been having some quirky overheat problems this summer. Any way I set off for the Airport a little behind schedule but not bad and was cruising right along Interstate 195 no worry thinking about a fat Snook or two eating my Fly when “ought owe” Temp gauge is climbing past normal heading for the danger zone. To summarize it overheated I cooled it down put more anti freeze in and it seemed pretty “cool” as I swung up the ramp towards I-95 when the situation deteriorated again. Cooled it down gave it another drink but the freeze was coming out the bottom. Diagnosis 1 blown radiator. No time left to call Uber for a speedy rescue. Plane flew to Florida without me less my great price deal. Only saving grace for me was I got to my wife on the cell and cancelled her pick up. Didn’t need that certain grief on top of my already sour disposition on that day. Getting back home to the Shore house was another adventure that well I don’t want to repeat. Let’s just say that it involved a very long walk. See, that old military training about forced marches can still come in “handy” 50 years later. When you see me I’ll give you the whole crazy story but not here. But a silver cloud did come out of spending 5 extra days in Jersey on the computer and phone making and finalizing some deals instead of chasing silver fish on the Gulf Coast. I’m sitting writing this today in the A.C. Airport ready to board my flight to look for those silver fish again. Tomorrow I will fill you in the positive details for AFFS that happened during my extra few days in Jersey.. 11/26.. A fly fishing event that happened a number of years ago and was a terrific pioneering success has been on my mind for quite awhile. It took place in Southern California many years ago and I kept thinking that it should be brought back and expanded on, as it's time has now truly come.. Only this time we are going to do it from Coast to Coast.. Wondering what I'm refering to? Well it will be announced right here this week on my birthday. the 21st, That is all I will say about it today. As I complete some additional details on the "Where and Whens" it will take place in 2018. I can assure you, when it happens next year, it will be both historic in our sport and a great time for all that participate in it. Which will be hundreds of you, at the least.. As they say, "Stay tuned right here".. The beach fishing and out past the surf, boat fishing here in N.J. for stripers is at it's peak right now and in typical form for Jersey. Pretty good rain storm here last night in Ocean County left us with a sunny but high wind today so it won't see many boats get out and the flyrodding from the beach will be pretty tough also. It leaves the Inlet jetties or bust I predict. It could be good there today but be careful.You just have to be on the sand at the right time and the right beach to get into the fish as they maintain their normal bait busting in and out of the surf and inlets.. Lot of bunker around, so that should hold them local for quite awhile. The more time spent on the water now the better your results.. PA.Guide Paul Healy of JIM THORPE`FISHING COMPANY, has been expieriencing some very good fishing on the Big and Little Lehigh Rivers and the Pohopoco Creek for Brown and Rainbow trout in the 2 and 3# class on bead head, prince and pheasant tail nymphs plus small sculpin flies tied by A.F.F.S "top tier" John Collins. Paul text me 2 days ago to report a little action on streamer patterns at his western PA. camp on the Pine Creek where he spent 2 days with 2 client/buddies on his way headed north to the western Lake Ontario Tribs of Oak Orchard and 18 Mile Creeks.. Apon arrival in Olcott, where they are spending a week, his regular client Doug proceeded to quickly land a beautiful 6#+ Brownie.. Photo below, Well done Doug.. Paul reports the Creeks there are in good condition and lots of bruiser browns with some going over 10 pounds are in for spawning up there, so go NOW if you can.. Out on Cave Run Lake in Kentucky the weather is cooler but the Musky fishing is HOT, reports A.F.F.S. guide Shaun Cox.. If you want that trophy fish.. NOW is the time to get there.. Same thing in a report from Wisconsin from our first season guide there, Ryan Ayote, of OLD MILWAUKEE GUIDE SERVICE is doing very well with both the big spawner browns and the incoming steelhead from Lake Michigan to make his clients smile for the camera.. Call Ryan or me to get in on the best fishing of the year there.. INTERNATIONAL FLY TYING SYMPOSIUM this weekend in Lancaster, PA.. 10/27/17...Received a sad but inevitable letter that I did not want to share without checking on it's authenticity.. You can read it below this News Crawler.. I have known of his heart condition problem for quite some time and the last time I spoke to him briefly was at the Fly Show in Lancaster in March where he was still giving one of his terrific fly casting programs.. Sad to think of not seeing him able to do that any longer but I'm sure we will all benefit and enjoy whatever will still flow from his mind and his "pen" as I'm sure the old fox still has much to share with us.. In my own and many others opinion, Lefty Kreh is and always will be, the greatest Ambassador this sport will ever have.. 10/15/17.. Fall is now bringing us better fishing reports from most of our fresh and saltwater A.F.F.S. locations whether they are up north or down south, the fishing is getting better all over right now, for many species.. For details on some of the action at locations.. Just click on our Fishing Reports Page. On the future events and A.F.F.S. NEW PLANS scene, I have been thinking about a past fly fishing event for a long time that was a terrific pioneering success, that took place in Southern California many years ago and that I thought should be brought back and expanded on as it's time has now truly come.. Only this time we are going to d it from Coast to Coast.. Wondering what I'm refering to? Well it will be announced right here next week, is all I will say about it today.. As I complete some additional details on the "Where and Whens" it will take place in 2018. I can assure you, if it happens it will be both historic in our sport and a great time for all that participate in it, which just might be hundreds of you, at the least.. As they say, "Stay tuned right here".. 10/7/17...I am pleased to announce our latest A.F.F.S. Affiliated member operation that has come on board in Kentucky, called TNT GUIDE SERVICE on Cave Run Lake. TNT will now provide the first guided Musky fly rod hunts on the top Lake for that species in Kentucky. Shaun Cox, the owner and lead guide of TNT is extremely knowledgeable about the habits of this exciting game fish as he grew up on this lake and has fished it for Largemouth Bass and Muskies since his boyhood. We are pleased to have Shaun taking a keen interest in developing this fishery for more anglers including our clients to enjoy with fly tackle. Our top young A.F.F.S. pro and South Carolina native, Chandler Williams will start helping Shaun hone his big fish skills with fly fishing tackle now that he is back from his successful guiding stint in Bolivia, catching one of the other toughest freshwater species, the fabled Golden Dorado. I am hoping to join the two of them on Cave Run later this Fall to capture some of the action for you on camera for our Flyrod.TV channel Show and our 2018 Show seminars..9/29/17... Good news today from Capt. Chris Goldmark he let me know that he lucked out again and the big storm in Puerto Rico some how spared his house and boats on the tiny Island of Culebra off Puerto Rico.. So the two of us have a lot to be thankful for this year.. My young protege and star pupil Chandler is back home in Columbia, S.C. today from Bolivia. So we might be fishing (if the Shop in Charleston gets the new water pump installed quickly) and filming for redfish with my flats boat down there in a couple of days before we head up to the North Carolina mountains to do some Trout fishing with Mark "Moonshiners" Rodgers before heading down to Florida now that Chandler will not have to go to Culebra with the boat and help Capt. Chris restart his business. I know Chandler would have stepped up and besides he is eager to spend time learning about Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon fishing and guiding on the flats. There is always next Spring to do that. In the meantime there is Sea School in LA., Shows and Seminars, Musky and Stripers to catch and two A.F.F.S. retail locations maybe more to help get opened and lots of other stuff to keep him busy.. 9/23/17.. Just returned from a few days of filming and fishing with A.F.F.S. PA. Pro Guide, Paul Healy, owner of the JIM THORPE FISHING COMPANY from his base of operations in Lehighton, PA. We fished the Lehigh River and several Pocono Mountain streams including the Pohopoco, Mud Run and the Hickory Run. The trout were not monsters and proved to be finicky feeders but Paul caught some that added additional good instructional dialogue clips and "B Roll" background shots for Pauls' upcoming short film that I have been working on for a series of angler portraits called. Fly Fishing "Bums" Journeys. I will have it edited and up on our Fly Rod.TV channel on U-Tube, Vimeo and other media outlets by Christmas and have the Trailer out by Thanksgiving. I will let you know when to give it a look, when it is ready for viewing, Check here for updates on it and the next one coming up is young Chandler Williams, "Fly Fishing Bolivia for Golden Dorado" which Chandler filmed and just finished doing that on his first guiding stint down there. I can't wait to see what he got on camera there and to work on editing the footage when i get down in Florida. My third project planned, is filming my long time friend Capt.Chris Goldmark who has pioneered guiding for bonefish with fly tackle in Puerto Rico and splits his time on the water between 9 months in Culebra and the 3 summer months in Cape May, N.J. Chris has had an interesting life in our sport and a story that I would like to tell. There are insights into his story in the interview I did with him for our WINGS & WATERS Magazine a couple of years ago. A film version will be much better I am sure. Hope to start on that project this coming Spring if Culebra has recovered enough from the Hurricanes that have devastated much of P.R.. 9/16/17.. Irma has come and gone from Florida and it gave me some tense moments worrying about the safety of my wife and friends at our residences in the Fort Myers area they came through it unharmed as did our property.. I still have some unfinished business here in New Jersey and one more Show to possibly attend in Tuckerton, in another week. Then I will be driving my way south for a couple of months of work and fishing in Florida.. I am pleased to announce our latest A.F.F.S. member operation that has come on board in Kentucky called TNT GUIDE SERVICE on Cave Run Lake that will now provide guided Musky hunts on the top Lake for that species in Kentucky. Shaun Cox, the owner and lead guide of TNT is extremely knowledgeable about the habits of this exciting game fish, as he grew up on this lake and has fished it for Largemouth Bass and Muskies since his boyhood. We are pleased to have Shaun taking a keen interest in developing this fishery for more anglers including our clients to enjoy with fly tackle. Our top young A.F.F.S. pro and South Carolina native, Chandler Williams will start helping Shaun hone his big fish skills with fly fishing tackle now that he is back from his successful guiding stint in Bolivia, catching one of the other toughest freshwater species, the fabled Golden Dorado. I plan on joining the two of them on Cave Run later this Fall to capture some of the action for you on camera for our Flyrod.TV channel Show and our 2018 Show seminars.. Tomorrow I will be heading inland to fish some early fall trout action with Guide Paul Healy and to film some of the final clips for our short film "American Fly Fishing Trout Bum" 9/1/17.. Guide Paul Healy and Capt. Mike headed to Lexington, Kentucky this past week to exhibit A.F.F.S. Services and Sponsor products while performing seminars at the ULTIMATE OUTDOOR EXPO August 24-26th. A great late summer Event that we have been very pleased to perform at now for our 4th year. We had hoped to spend some special time talking fly fishing with Ted Nugent who was this years featured performer at the EXPO.. For some reason? his scheduled Country and Rock Music Concert on Sunday night did not occur as Paul and I were certainly looking forward to that. Ted's appearance at the Expo was only a brief paid "Meet & Greet" session with him and Show attendees that opted to do that. A little disapointing for us, but we more then made up for it with a new found friendship and a potential A.F.F.S. Lodge/Guide Service and Fly Shop member with T.V. Reality Show star Mark Rodgers of the hit program MOONSHINERS on the Discovery channel.. Mark turned out to be an experienced fly fisher that spends a lot of time on his local rivers and streams in North Carolina pursuing brown trout, brookies and bass when he is not filming his Show. During the 3 day Expo we hit it off pretty good and Mark has invited me to join him at his home in N.C. later this month to fish and film a bit of the two of us catching some trout.. I am looking forward to doing that right after a half day or so of chasing cobia on the fly with Capt. Brian Horsley at Harkers Island, N.C. Mark will be guiding me to catch some Browns from his N.C. Mountain streams. Mark wants me to help him set up a guide operation and a retail fly shop at his location where he plans on expanding that passion of his, as MOONSHINERS is in it's last year (6th season) of production. We may shoot a pilot fly fishing episode for a possible new TV program idea Mark has. but we will see if that all comes together. Stay tuned right here and on A.F.F.S. Flyrod.TV for any announcements on this new development. Our sincere thanks to the entire Expo staff and every one in Kentucky that stopped by our exhibit to see us and to talk fly fishing and enjoy some of Paul's great cooking. we are looking forward to returning again next August.. 7/1/17.. A.F.F.S after 5 years of trying to do so, we have recovered our full rights to our flyrod.tv domain name. It happened without any additional costs except for patience and vigilance.. We will begin producing new video content and internet television broadcasts using our flyrod.tv internet channels this Fall from Florida..
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Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
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Fluke with a net bigger than
the Captain.. Fly Fishing on
the Manasuan River in N.J.
during a Tournament..
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I-CAST and the INTERNATIONAL FLY TACKLE DEALERS SHOW the worlds largest fishing trade show in Orlando Florida, July 2018
A.F.F.S. Pro Chandler Williams at his first ICAST Show with Capt. Mike in 2014

A.F.F.S. PA. Pro Guide 
Ken O'Malley
Big Bow from the BIG SPRING

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Big Bow from the BIG SPRING
AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
Capt. Mike with a bonefish
@ A.F.F.S. Member
BELIZE RIVER LODGE
caught & released on a 
"CRUISE & CAST"
Fly Fishing Trip..
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Braging Rights for the A.F.F.S. team in Cozumel in 2014.  First Atlantic Sailfish landed on fly tackle that year
Capt. Mike teased up 3
Capt. Al hooked one and client Ben reeled it
in aboard the 30' Topaz
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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..
AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.

AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
AFFS Director Mike Corblies
A.F.F.S.Pro Guide 
Chandler Williams 
pose for the camera  
ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Allan Johnson 
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Catching trout on Musconetcong 
River in New Jersey..
Allan Johnson  A.F.F.S. Member/Instructor National Fly Casting Champion   
Catching trout on the Musconetcong  River in New Jersey..
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Capt. Chris Goldmark
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Dan Totino joined us on 18 Mile Creek for a few days of catching big brown trout.. 
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Retired PA.State Trooper
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Brown trout on 18 Mile Creek
N.Y.with us on one of our A.F.F.S.
"Trout Bum" fish & film trips
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Retired PA.State Trooper
Dan Tortino poses with a
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"Sad News from a truly great man and the best Ambassador our Sport will ever have"..


To my friends,
I was 92 in January and I had a carotid artery operation. During testing, the hospital determined 

my heart was only pumping 35% and I must limit my physical activities followed by a rest. The 

industry was extremely helpful and last season I was able to attend the shows, clinics, etc.

Several weeks ago, I realized I was developing another problem, which is normal for someone

nearly 93. It turns out I have congested heart failure. My pacemaker revealed there was a 

series of very rapid heartbeats, which could cause a stroke. Fortunately, a lot of doctor/friends 

are fly-fisherman and worked with me. In summary, I have to give up travel and presentations 

as in the past. Everyone produces a certain amount of fluid in the body and excretes the excess

Because of the low heartbeat my body is not getting rid of all the fluids and I gained weight. My

best friend Dr. Mark Lamos, put me in the hospital and with the back procedure, they twice 

removed a liter and a half of fluid from my chest. After five days in the hospital. I lost weight. A 

week or so later I starting gaining weight again so it was back in the hospital for the same 

treatment. They reduced most of the fluid and I returned home. I determined I was not going to
continue to go back to the hospital. Mark decided to use medicine to control the excess fluid. 
It’s been a fine-tuning situation but looks like it’s starting work.

This means the schedule I lived for decades is no longer valid and I will spend most my time at

home. As we get older we learn to adjust to what we can and cannot do. I have a number of 

interesting projects on my computer and I'm busier than a Syrian bricklayer. I’m not frustrated 

and I’m content. My problem is I don’t have a lot of stamina and I have to work around that. If 

Marks medical system works, I should be busy and around for a year or two.

I would like to be able to send this email to my friends but I don’t really know how to do this. So

I’m asking others to help me spread the word through email. Because of my lack of energy and

stamina, I have trouble answering emails (there are more than 400 on the computer) and not 

talking much on the phone. This is not meant to be unfriendly, it's learning to adjust to my 

situation. In summary, I’m busy and content, but I want you to know, I am so appreciative you 

have shared your lives with me.

All The Best Friends,
Lefty

I for one, was very lucky during Hurricane Irma in North Fort Myers
and I want to gratefully thank each one of you that asked how myself
and my wife Rita (who is there) fared during this one.  Other Guides 
and their families were not so fortunate. Some of them are long time 
friends and associates of A.F.F.S. They NOW need help, particularly 
those down in some of the Caribbean Islands and the Keys. 
The well respected Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Organization that A.F.F.S.
and some of our member Guides and Captains have worked with 
over the years, recommends donating what ever you can spare to 
help these affected Guides and their families by using the link below
which we fully support and encourage you to do so, if you can help 
out by sending a few dollars their way..  
Captain Mike Corblies

Hurricane Irma was the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. 

From its landfall in Key West until its flood-soaked exit from 

Jacksonville, Irma engulfed the entire state with torrential rains, 

powerful winds and devastating storm surges, impacting millions.

No region was hit harder than the Florida Keys. This special 

community of fishing guides and anglers faces a long road to 

recovery. Damages to business and personal property, loss of 

income from cancelled days on the water, and reduced travel and 

tourism to the Keys make this time especially challenging. But we 

can help.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to join with the Guides Trust 

Foundation in supporting a special guides relief fund. Dollars raised

will be provided to guides and their families during this difficult time

by the Guides Trust Foundation based on recommendations made by

the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association and the 

Lower Keys Guides Association.

Your support is needed, too. Please send your most generous 

contribution to: Guides Trust Foundation c/o Rand Holstead, 

1800 Augusta Drive, Fourth Floor, Houston, TX 77057. 

Or click here to donate online. Please reference 

“Hurricane Irma” in the notes section for online gifts.

THE OFFICIAL VISE @ THE A.F.F.S. FLY TYING THEATRES
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 at other events in 2017-18  
This annual event draws a large number of sports enthusiasts every year. 
A.F.F.S. has had large displays here including our big Pond and Trailer. 
Several member pros have participated at this Event with us from PA. and N.J.
to inform and entertain the attendees with daily seminars and casting demos.
We also featured for the at this event the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH
that was well received by the folks stopping by our display. We would like treturn
to participaate at this Event if a mutually beneficial deal can be made with this 
Shows management.
This annual event draws a large number of sports enthusiasts every year. 
A.F.F.S. has had large displays here including our big Pond and Trailer. 
Several member pros have participated at this Event with us from PA. and N.J.
to inform and entertain the attendees with daily seminars and casting demos.
We also featured for the at this event the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH
that was well received by the folks stopping by our display. We would like treturn
to participaate at this Event if a mutually beneficial deal can be made with this 
Shows management.
We never abandoned our PA. Show fans !!
Sadly as of now there will not be a 2018 
Sportsmen's Show held at the Oaks, PA. 
Convention Exhibition Center this coming year. 
This annual Pennsylvania Sportsmen's Show 
drew large crowds from Philadelphia, South Jersey, Allentown, Bethlehem, Reading and 
as far away as Harrisburg, Delaware, Maryland 
and beyond. We have happily participated at 
this event for many years, including its 
predecessor show in nearby Fort Washington.
We had our largest (at the time) Indoor Casting and
Kayaking Ponds along with our Fly Fishing Arts 
Trailer, Kid's Fly Casting Contests and many well
attended Seminars presented by myself and 
several of our local and national Pros and friends 
of A.F.F.SUnfortunately the recent owners of the 
Show (N.M.M.A.) have decided to drop it from their 
national roster of events and now the only PA. 
Sportsmen Show of any size will be the successful
(N.R.A.) Harrisburg Show. This leaves Eastern PA. 
(Philly & PA., Southern N.J. Suburbswithout any 
event to attend during 2018 as of this posting. 
certainly hope that some Show promoter will 
recognize the value that such an event has in the 
Philly (6th largest market in the U.S. and when you
count attendees from the smaller surrounding 
sub-markets from Atlantic City to Allentown it then
becomes the 4th largest marketplace by population
demographics, eclipsed only by N.Y.C., Chicago and
Los Angeles) and will step into it.  We would enjoy 
helping that individual or group, with promoting, 
supporting and participating in a NEW Show for 
this deserving market of avid outdoor sports 
enthusiasts. If you would like to have our 
assistance in such an Event in 2018 please get in 
touch with me.  We hope to see all our friends 
again at an Event in this great area in the near 
future. 
Captain Mike Corblies
This annual event draws a large number of sports enthusiasts every year. 
A.F.F.S. has had large displays here including our big Pond and Trailer. 
Several member pros have participated at this Event with us from PA. and N.J.
to inform and entertain the attendees with daily seminars and casting demos.
We also featured for the at this event the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH
that was well received by the folks stopping by our display. We would like treturn
to participaate at this Event if a mutually beneficial deal can be made with this 
Shows management.
This annual event draws a large number of sports enthusiasts every year. 
A.F.F.S. has had large displays here including our big Pond and Trailer. 
Several member pros have participated at this Event with us from PA. and N.J.
to inform and entertain the attendees with daily seminars and casting demos.
We also featured for the at this event the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH
that was well received by the folks stopping by our display. We would like treturn
to participaate at this Event if a mutually beneficial deal can be made with this 
Shows management.


N.M.M.A, BOAT SHOWS - A.F.F.S. Displays..
CUSTOM GHEENOE  HELPS SPONSOR A.F.F.S. EVENTS
 Titusville, FL. A.F.F.S. Director Mike Corblies is pleased to announce one of our major sponsors to our activities. CUSTOM GHEENOE BOATS of Titusville, Florida is now going to allow us to represent his used trade-in inventory of Custom GHEENOE'S and other boats that are located at the Titusville factory as they are brought in there on new boat trade ups or consignment sales. When the new A.F..F.S. South West Florida Regional Fly / Small Watercraft SHOP opens next year we will be bringing more of the used GHEENOE inventory to our North Fort Myers location for sale to fly fishing and light 
tackle anglers looking for some great deals on pre-owned CUSTOM GHEENOES or that may prefer to order a brand new CUSTOM GHEENOE 
skiff through us. Capt. Mike's own 13' NMZ model is headed back to the factory for some brand new customization work that will then become product options (after field testing and modifications) on special A.F.F.Sedition CUSTOM GHEENOES on the 3 currently available sizes 13', 15' 17'..  Captain Mike's 13' Custom Gheenoe is being used in our seminar pprograms in
the "SIMUL-CAST INDOOR LAKE" Click here on the AMERICAN FLY FISHING.TV Channel to watch some informative CUSTOM GHEENOE videos..
A.F.F.S. "CRUISE & CAST" most popular trip is the 4 day Bahamas trip...
Our "CRUISE & CAST" Bahamas Route


"CRUISE & CAST" trips sail from many ports
around the world but the most popular trip for
good reason is our 4 day (3 fly fishing days 
available) trip that leaves almost every week
of the year from Miami. Monday afternoon
departures to Friday morning port returns.
The prices are low and great service via 
NORWEGIAN and ROYAL CARRIBEAN 
CRUISE lines.  

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..
The BEST last minute gift idea.. You can personalize it TODAY.. Just download and print one..
A.F.F.S. Junior Pro - Chandler Williams casting for bream @ EAST.COAST PADDLESPORT Show
TO PURCHASE ONE FOR LESSONS OR TRIPS.. Good any time at all A.F.F.S. locations..Click here
       A.F.F.S. will return to exhibit @ PA. FLY FISHING MUSEUM HERITAGE DAY SHOW in 2018
A.F.F.S. member ERIC STROUP @ ALLENBERRY RESORT
 A.F.F.S. was at the
PENNSYLVANIA FLY FISHING MUSEUM
 
HERITAGE DAY Show in Boiling
Springs 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.  An old friend, Frank 
Angelo, Fly Guide and 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..

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..
LAST MINUTE GIFT? We can fill out the names and you can download it today..
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 highly 
respected casting instructor 
Bill Haldaman, igetting ready 
to move in Montana again from 
his small ranch to a new
lakefront home so he can give fly 
casting lessons and trout fishing 
classes right at Home instead of 
at retail shops like 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 
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 News Team from Taiwan that is based in Washington explaining kayak
fishing and fly casting for a program to be broadcast both in the U.S. & Taiwan (cable) 
and also into Mainland China.via (sattelite). 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..


Captain Mike Corblies as a featured 
speaker at the
COASTAL FLYRODDERS CLUB 
in Wyckoff, New Jersey..
 Captain Mike Corblies giving a presentation seminar to the COASTAL 
FLYRODDERS  CLUB in Wyckoff, N.J The seminar covered several topics 
including the "CRUISE & CAST"  program and WINGS & WATERS 
Magazine 
as well as answering lots of 
questions about saltwater fly 
fishing 
techniques.
The club and its many 
activities will be featured in an 
article in
the next 
editio
of
 "BLUEGILLS TO BILLFISH" MAGAZINE.                                          
Photo by Nick Pullano                                                                                                                                       

The A.F.F.S100' INDOOR LAKE" can float any boat
for Seminars plus using our "SIMUL-CAST' 100" 
Projection Screens along with our Live Event  
broadcast abilities via our internet television 
programming on U-TUBE, VIMEO and our other 
platforms through our FLYROD.TV Channels are 
available to Organizations worldwide that want the
best performances available at their events.. 
Call Capt. Mike for full info 1-732-267-0058
Capt. Mike lifts a fat Tilapia from a Florida Pond "Sunfish on Steroids" They can grow to more than twice this size on ocassion..
Photo by Carlos Vega - Cozumel, MX.
Dan Kenney, N.E. Fishing Expo, Sport Shows
New England Show Promotor Dan Kenney with a nice Largemouth, Dan's favorite species to pursue and he even catches some of them with a fly rod now and then..