"OUR NEWS IN THE NET" by A.F.F.S. Director Capt. Mike Corblies.. 5/27/15.. "Happy Memorial Day" to all our friends, students, clients, sponsors and suppliers.. Especially our friends that are veterans of our Armed Forces and our active duty military. As an old combat veteran I know what tomorrow means. I hope all of you get to enjoy some fly fishing during this weekend but please take a little time to think about those that have truly given you the freedom to go out and enjoy the woods, waters and beaches we all cherish visiting. It was not some phony politician that makes it possible. It is American Veterans and that is the simple truth of it. Me I'm still adding adding some finishing touches to the new issue of our WINGS and WATERS magazine this weekend before it's released next week.. There is a NEW Page on this website for the 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 version when it goes live in case you do not receive a direct link in your e-mail box.. Look for the NEW online issue next week.. I think you will enjoy it.. It has some very good articles written by A.F.F.S. members and friends.. 4/1.. Winter/Spring Show Schedule ended with PADDLER Show in Somerset, N.J.. It will now be 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.. There are some nice Outdoor Events coming up that you will not want to miss.. 3/30.. We had our large Pond and small trailer set up at PADDLESPORT 2015 where we had a great time meeting and talking about our AFFS member operations that offer kayak, canoe or rafting services as part of their fly fishing operations... A.F.F.S. member Guide/Instructor Ricky Wolbert was very busy there giving seminars and answering questions about kayak fishing.. 3/22/15.. Today is the last day of 3 very busy ones for us in Somerset, N.J. at our display during the big annual SALT WATER FISHING EXPO.. We have the largest fly fishing exhibit in the Show.. Several A.F.F.S. members and friends have participated that I want to thank including Harold Eckert and Chip Jablonski at the fly tying bench.. Allan Johnson and Capt. John Isdanavage at our Casting Pond... Charley Kay with his cast net demos and the John Campos group from ANGLERS ART and Skip Storch of SHU~FLY for all his sales help with his rods and reels.. We have enjoyed meeting and talking with so many of you here.. Thanks for all your interest in our programs and products that we offer.. 2/9/15.. We had a Great time at this years Atlantic City Boat Show.. Very busy teaching and entertaining a lot of nice people young and older.. Sincere thank you's to John Campos, Lori and Tony D'uva of ANGLERS ART and to Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH.com that were with me this year to exhibit their art at our display.. Big Thanks to Rick Wolbert for an outstanding presentation in our Pond on Saturday about kayak fishing... The crowd loved it... Thanks again to Show Manager Jon Pritko and his staff for having us there.. 2/1... Back in New Jersey after a successful trip to Chicago last week to exhibit our services at the CHICAGO SPORTSMEN SHOW in Rosemont.. Fly Guide Paul Healy (N.J.and PA.) and Florida Casting Instructor Jack Montague were with me to help handle the fly casting, fly tying and story telling duties.. This year we were joined at our Casting/Kayaking Pond by two new (at A.F.F.S.) outstanding individuals in the sport.. Miss Jen Ripple and Mr. Kurt Kopala from the "Chicagoland" area.. Jen is a rising star in the fly fishing world and the editor in chief of the popular online womens fly fishing magazine "DUN".. Her good friend Kurt is her fly casting mentor and the founder and publisher of the successful online publication "A TIGHT LOOP" Magazine.. TIGHT LOOP is the "Go To" magazine dealing with every thing related to Mid-West Fly Fishing.. It should be on your "must read" list every month if you have an interest in the sport in this region.. Jen's publication "DUN" is a leading online journal that is read by women all over the world that are interested in fly fishing.. Be sure to check it out for lots of great content and information from the ladies perspectives on our sport.. I am very pleased that A.F.F.S. will now have such valuable partners working with us to help promote fly fishing and our programs in the Mid-West.. In fact we will be using Kurt's editorial and digital skills to handle the production and publication of our A.F.F.S Magazine "WINGS and WATERS"... Congrats to Kurt.. We look forward to seeing the improvements you will bring to WINGS and WATERS for all of our members and readers... Look for the new edition to be released soon.. A notice of the release date will appear here ASAP.. If you missed us at Rosemont, you can catch Jen and Kurt at the Schaumburg Sports Show through this Sunday.. This coming week 2/4 - 2/8 we will be back in Atlantic City, N.J. with our full display and lots of Pond side seminars at the big A.C. NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS BOAT SHOW.. Come and see us there.. Full info links to the A.C. Show and our Mid-West friends are right down below.. Click on them and visit the websites.. Don't forget.. We are featuring some great "CRUISE and CAST" Trips with NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES.. Our "FLOATING BONEFISH SCHOOL" sails on the NCL SKY from Miami to Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Caye in the Bahamas every Monday.. LOW Prices on these trips allow you to learn just how much fun flats fishing can be.. CALL TODAY to go saltwater fly fishing and learn how to do it right with us.. Click on our "CRUISE and CAST" Page for more info and to view the available dates.. Go to cruiseshipfishingtrips.com to Sign up TODAY for a great "CRUISE and CAST" trip in search of "Bones to Billfish"...

 
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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..
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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..
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 A.F.F.S. member 
Captain Al Zlata poses with 
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"CRUISE & CAST" 
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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.. 
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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
At the STAR LEDGER TRAVEL SHOW - KEAN UNIVERSITY N.J.
Capt. Mike Corblies on the
KAYAK FISHING RADIO

Network
A.F.F.S. Director Capt. Mike Corblies was a special guest on the KAYAK FISHING
RADIO NETWORK
program
"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
Museum
Manchester VT.
CASTING
INSTRUCTORS

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

Capt. Mike with a bonefish
@ A.F.F.S. Member
BELIZE RIVER LODGE
caught & released on a 
"CRUISE & CAST"
Fly Fishing Trip..
Click the photo for more info

Capt. Mike teaching a student
@
AFFS NEW JRSEY SALTWATER SCHOOL
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 the first Tournament Day..
Capt. Mike using stand up kayak fishing shoots a cast on Day 2 of the Tournament..

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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.
Book your 2015 Fly Fishing BeachTrips for Stripers, Blues & Albies TODAY
For all the fly fishers on your list. Visit our FLY SHOP
An Organization of Fly Fishing Friends From Around The Planet..
                               To e-mail us just click here >>> info@americanflyfishingschools.com
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 2015...  


Somerset, N.J... We had

another great time at the

2015 SALTWATER FISHING

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

Campos of ANGLERS ART

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
Eckert of N.J.SALTWATER FLIES
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
in April.  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..
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...

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 
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 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
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..
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 
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

















1/24-27...Chicago.. 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 
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.


THE OFFICIAL VISE @ THE A.F.F.S. FLY TYING THEATRE
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 
NEW ENGLAND FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPO
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..