A.F.F.S. "NEWS IN THE NET" 4/21/17... Jersey Shore... Trying to teach myself the ins and outs of Windows 10 so I can get caught up on all the paperwork I have gotten behind on trying to figure this latest O.S.that my research shows a lot of PC users have tried it have scraped it for a number of reasons and reverted back to earlier windows versions to retain their sanity.. I have felt like joining them on several attempts at trying to get this thing to work as it is designed to.. Though it is rather alien in feel to earlier Windows versions I had and still do believe that for video editing, photo editing and website creation that this O.S. should aid those type of computer operations more easily and because some of my favorite programs for these applications are not available in MAC versions I need to work with P.C.'s as well as my I-Mac which is set up in Florida.. So during last summer I spent a little money to purchase a PC to leave at my jersey House to use when I am back here.. I located a computer rebuilder through Craig's list and purchased a quad core Dell work station that was state of the art a few years ago... This one was rebuilt in a basement (literaly true as I visited the dungeon like work shop)run by a retired IT tech, a nice nerdy old guy in the woods that sells them on Craig's list and seems to support him self and his hobby business by doing it. Any way it was all I could afford the week I bought this "souped up" Lazarus... When I returned from Florida here in January I bought a well taken care of HP top of the line printer that did not suit the young woman because it was not wireless capable and she wanted that feature.. I got around that by using an Ethernet cable into my wireless/wired modem then added wireless to the Dell by using a using a USB port adapter. Configuring the whole thing to a 40" flat screen TV on the fireplace mantlealong with the Net Flix Chrome adapter had lying around lets me watch Movies, U-tube and do my computer work from across the Living Room on couch o sitting in my leather recliner .. It may take some trial and error hook up s to get it to all work but once it does it is the only way to "fly".. So far this cheap Gorilla mash up is playing nice with each other, so maybe they will get me through this critical patch of negotiating some promising opportunities for A.F.F.S.. I hope that perhaps the worst o my learning curve is behind me now.. 4/4/11/17.. Jersey Shore.. Just busy with "Catching Up" with a lot of e-mails and waiting for my Doctors to stop doing tests on me and start treating me So Hopefully I can head to Florida for some "recovery" time and get at some of what we have happening down there moving along a bit quicker.. 3/7/17.... We had a great time in Milwaukee at the Sentinel-Journal Sportsmen Show at the State Fairgrounds.. It is held in a nice spacious Hall full of great exhibits.. Hands down, the best Sportsmen Show I have been involved with in quite a long time.. It was great with large exhibits by MERCURY MARINE and other manufacturers factory exhibits.. Dozens and dozens of quality Lodge operators and Guides from all over the States, Canada and even some from as far away as Africa and South America.. Our big "Lake Milwaukee" exhibit was a huge hit here and we had large crowds even on Thursday when ever I paddled around in our Lake and demonstrated the fly fishing features of my Jackson Kilroy model kayak.. Our "SIMUL-CAST" 100" Screen worked great with our Daylight projection system for any and all presenters that used it to enhance their pond side seminars... Our newest, young member of our team, Ryan Doran did a fine job of assisting paul and I at this Show. Ryan is almost ready to become our first A.F.F.S. "Corporate Fly Guide" here in Wisconsin.. Ryan and I met with some Wisconsin DNR officers yesterday right here at the Show at their exhibit to review his Guide license application and the regulations governing his and A.F.F.S. activitie here in Wisconsin... Every thing is on track for Ryan to kick off our new services for fly fihers in Wisconsin in just a couple of weeks.. Keep visiting this NEWS Crawler and our Twitter and FB Pages for the latest updated information to hit the water with us here in Wisconsin by mid May I predict... Ryan, Paul and I will be fishing and filming some of the early season HOT big Brown Trout action around the downtown Lake Michigan Milwaukee boat docks on Monday a/m. before Paul and I head back to Jersey.. With a possible stop on the Saint Joe River in Indiana to fish with Adam Marton in his drift boat for some "chromers" and then maybe a day on the Ausable in Michigan with TV star MARK Millis... Of course it is all weather related at this time of year with several snow storms headed our way on the horizon.. Stay tuned here for the results.. 3/8/17... Millwaukee, Wisconsin... Your reporter and A.F.F.S. Fly Fishing Guide / Instructor and Camp Chef "Extrodinaire" Paul Healy, PA. arrived here yesterday evening and began setting up our A.F.F.S. DISPLAY at the long running MILLWAUKEE JOURNAL - SENTINEL SPORTSMEN SHOW that will open here today and run through Sunday at the Wisconsin Fair Grounds and Exhibition Center in West Allis.. This is the largest Sportsmen Show held annually in Wisconsin and is now managed and run by the OSG Team from N.Y.C.. Paul and I will be presenting our fly casting and kayak fishing programs at the Giant Indoor 100' x 40' Lake Millwaukee and because of the popular response to Paul's first Gourmet Campsite Cooking demo at the Edison Sportsmen Show in N.J. Paul will be featured every day on the "GRILL'N" Stage at this Event.. Before long, Pauly may have his own TV Show on one of the Food Channels if this continues.. I will also be giving a "CRUISE & CAST" Seminar on the Main Stage during the Show.. Stop.by and join us for some fun this week if you are in the Milwaukee area and shake off your Winter Time "Cabin Fever Blues" as we discuss the soon to be arrive fly fishing season throughout the Mid-West.. Speaking of that Paul and I are hoping to cash in the early ice out on the Northern Wisconsin Lakes next week and hunt for some big Northern Pike in the Lake Shallows as the Pike seek out mates for their spawning runs and are most susceptible to taking a big Pike Streamer... 3/5/17.. Jersey Shore.. The "Follow Up" from our booth at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show was all very positive results with both the fly fishing public that responded positively when I told them the MAXXON OUTFITTERS story of becoming one of the largest "behind the scenes "private label providers for many large retailers of fly equipment to the launch and first full year of advertising the MAXXON brand to the community as their Fly Shop support brand.. l sold several of the combo outfits with the STONE FLY "kits" being the most popular seller at this Event.. All the other MAXXON products helped create some new customers and big "MO" fans as well.. I met with several current A.F.F.S sponsor Companies executives and several NEW ones that are now going to start working with us like FISH COGNITTO CLOTHING and RISE FLY FISHING PRODUCTS and others... 3/1/17.. I am very pleased to announce that A.F.F.S. will be making a previously unplanned appearance this Saturday and Sunday on our upcoming road trip to Milwaukee and possibly as far north as St. Paul, Minnesota.. We will be exhibiting our services first to the fly fishing community at the last of the 2017 FLY FISHING SHOWS owned and operated by the Furimsky family.. The Show is being held this Saturday and Sunday in Lancaster, PA.. Visit the listing and web link on our UPCOMING EVENTS Page to find all about the Show details.. We will be there through the generosity of one of our primary Sponsors of Fly Fishing products and one of the Industries fastest growing and most forward thinking Companies, MAXXON OUTFITTERS.. We will have a full display and inventory of their 3 great travel rod combo outfits that are completely ready to fly fish with as purchased in their "kit"' packages including the entry level TIMBER HAWK models, their mid priced STONE FLY and their exceptional top of the line high modulus graphite "Passage" travel rods matched with the MAXXON,TALON Fly Reels.. This high quality amazing travel outfit even includes a Free 1 year Trout Unlimited membership All of the available rod weights and lengths will be available for test casting at the Show Pond and for purchase at our booth and will also include a Show promotion Free Maxxon "Big Fly" T Shirt and fly tool lanyard with all Combo purchases at this great annual Fly Fishing event.. The new PA. Maxxon product rep trainee will be with us along with A.F.F.S. Pro Guides and Instructors Paul Healy and Chip Jablonski.. Stop by our booth located in the last full side aisle and say hello to us and look over and try out the new Fly Shop supported MAXXON products including their own factory manufactured PRIME fly lines, backing, leaders and tippets that offer tremendous value and superb casting quality for the entry level beginners.. 2/17.. I enjoyed another good show at the annual Pt. Pleasant Fishermens Flea Market yesterday. I met lots of nice folks interested in fly fishing, some that I have not seen in many years.. Gave out lots of our member literature and sold some MAXXON OUTFITTERS, SHU-FLY, CORTLAND and other brands of fly equipment to them.. I then spent time with my good friend Tom Lynch after the Show at his new gallery in downtown PT. Pleasant.. angryfishgallery.com viewing and admiring his latest work in the larger framed canvas format and talking over business.. Be sure to visit his Gallery the next time you are in the area.. We will be displaying and selling his work at our many Events as we have in past seasons.. 12/1/16.. We kicked off our winter 2017 Show tours a bit early this year with a brand new event in Cape Coral, Fl. at the 3 day Fishing and Boating Expo held at the German American Club.. We had the big Show Trailer open to the attendees and our little CUSTOM GHEENOE on display along with some of our new custom aluminum boat and trailer products that made for an impressive set up.. It was a good Show for us with lots of interest in our AFFS services locally and in many other places we have affiliated Guides and Lodge partners.. I was ably assisted by long time A.F.F.S. Veteran Capt. Al Zlata and a new local fly fishing captain Pete Gulbrandsen and my "Admiral" Rita.. We floated a "Test balloon" sampling of the Fly Fishers that spoke with us and it revealed a strong desire and support for AFFS to see us open a "Real" Brick & Mortar Fly Shop in this S.W. area of Florida as none now really exist here except for Norm Siglers place out on Captiva Island that is not easily visited by the locals.. Stay "tuned right here" for further details about what we are planing to do concerning this in 2017.. 8/16.. Capt. Mike and Rita enjoyed a good long weekend in Lexington KY. exhibiting at the ULTIMATE SPORTSMEN EXPO after all our problems with our truck in getting here.. We were set up outdoors on a Pond @ the Show again and I demonstrated and taught fly casting to lots of folks that stopped by our Show trailer. We had the FREEDOM HAWK and JACKSON Kayaks in the water for demo paddles and had the kids catching Bluegills and Bass one after the other on Wooly Bugger flies all day long.. Looking forward to returning again here next year to this great mid summer event.. We have added several videos we like or have made ourselves to our WINGS & WATERS U-TUBE channel.. You can check them out by clicking the U-TUBE logos on this website.. With lots more to come soon.. Our WINGS & WATERS magazine will be coming out again soon... Our upcoming 2017 Spring/Summer edition of WINGS & WATERS is now under construction and I will be posting the release date right here as soon as possible.. Our Editors online Publishing ability permits it to travel further and provides instant access for our readers combined with much moreinteractive features including videos and forums that add to our publications popularity and this helps grow A.F.F.S. and our programs.. WINGS & WATERS can also be ordered in a printed format in various sizes and costs with the print copies on demand feature through the W&W website for those that prefer an "Old School" style hands on the pages sitting next to a fire in a comfortable chair with a cold one.. That's the way I like to read books but it does not work as well on an airplane flight.. Right now as you are reading this, we are creating our Brand New online catalog store AFFSflyshop.com (actually it's a Company in California doing most of the work) that will be available to the public and fully operational by April 2017.. It will Category and list all the products we offer for sale from our new West Coast (San Diego) and East Coast (Fort Myers) shipping locations.. Also be sure to visit wingsandwatersmagazine.biz next month to experience the future of Fly Fishing publishing.. Once you get used to reading magazines this way I'm sure you will enjoy them even more".. I know this old Captain certainly does.. 3/1/17.. Island Heights, N.J. (Capt. Mike's current "Home Town").. Some final thoughts today.. Check out the details and Show links on our NEXT EVENTS and UPCOMING EVENTS Pages and come by and see us at the Shows or join us on one of our trips this spring or summer during 2017.. Especially on our annual North East TROUT BUM TOUR it should be truly epic fun this time, with the final filming of my 4 years in the making documentary about AFFS Guide Paul Healy called "An American Fly Fishing Trout Bums Story"... Lots of terrific fishing days and side adventures are planned for this trip including a great concert camping trip in the Catskills at the world famous MOUNTAIN JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL, Walk & Wade and Drift Boat trips plus visiting and participating at two Fly Fishing Shows are just part of what's on the tour agenda this year.. 4/14/14.. Captain Mike Corblies is planing his next big road trip heading South in March and April including exhibiting at the long running VA. FLY FISHING FAIR, S.C. PALMETTO SPORTSMEN CLASSIC SHOW in Columbia and the Charleston S.C. OUTDOOR EXPO Show and the INDIAN RIVER FISHING ART, BOAT & NAUTICAL MARKET in Florida on his way down "Home" after picking up A.F.F.S. Junior Pro Chandler Williams in Miami who will be just back in the US. from a sucessful guiding season in Patagonia, Argentina at the world famous Kau Tappan Lodge helping their clients land some of the planets largest sea run trout this Winter.. Job well done Chandler, I salute you.. But now it's time to start to take your Captains School training over the next few weeks and get your 6 pack ticket.. In true AFFS Style there is no rest for the weary, as Chandlers first class begins in Cape Coral on the same evening I pick him up at the Miami Airport in the morning on.. We are all very proud at AFFS of our top Junior Pro that has proven his determination to build a solid career in our sport and industry.. By guiding 2 summers at the top rated STONE FLY INN, Montana and this winter stint in Patagonia.. Chandler has gained more field experience in two years then many of his peers will acquire in twenty years.. NowbIn a couple of weeks during April and contingent on successfully passing his USCG license he will not be a Junior pro any longer but will be a full time full fledged AFFS Guide & Instructor based at our operations in Cross, S.C. at BLACKS CAMP.. Big things in our Sport and Business are in the future for this young rising AFFS star from South Carolina... You can always find info on all our Shows and Events by clicking on the UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE on the left side below this crawler.. Don't forget.. We are featuring some great "CRUISE & CAST" Trips with NORWEGIAN LINE.. Our "FLOATING BONEFISH SCHOOL" sails on the NCL SKY from Miami to Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Cayes every week.. A lot of fun flats fishing can be had on these trips.. CALL TODAY to go saltwater fly fishing and learn how to do it right with us.. Click on our "CRUISE & 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"... Please send me your comments, pictures and questions by e-Mail to info@americanflyfishingschools.com Thanks for checking in Capt. Mike

 
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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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Meet Capt. Mike Corblies at I-CAST and the INTERNATIONAL FLY TACKLE DEALERS SHOW the worlds largest fishing trade show in Orlando Florida, July 2014
At the STAR LEDGER TRAVEL SHOW - KEAN UNIVERSITY N.J.
Capt. Mike and David Rose President of FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS at I-CAST in Vegas..
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"
On 6/25 in
Virginia Beach with

hosts Kris and Mark Lozier.
You can hear a bit of the show
 any time via Podcast by clicking here
David Rose - FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS in our "SIMUL-CAST POND" @ VA. Beach..
FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS  Tennessee is a valued sponsor of A.F.F.S. programs. FREEDOM HAWK 
President  David Rose
was with us at the
AMERICAN OUTDOOR SHOW in Virginia Beach

"Thanks Captain Mike it was a great experience for me to watch you work the crowd during your performance and thanks for straightening out my cast" ..DR
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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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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 the KC12 on the first Tournament Day..
Capt. Mike using stand up kayak fishing shoots a cast from the FREEDOM HAWK 14 on Day 2 of the Tournament..

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Big Bluefish like this one Capt. Al Zlata landed will be back in N.J. waters next month .. 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...  
Captain Mike Corblies was the featured 
speaker this Spring 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 as well as answering lots of 
questions about salt water fly fishing 
techniques. The club and it's many 
activities will be featured in an article in 
the Fall / Winter edition of                                                                                                                 WINGS & WATERS..
Photo by Nick Pullano                                                                                                                                       A  

2014 N.M.M.A, BOAT SHOWS - A.F.F.S. Displays..
Back 2 Back South Carolina Shows adds more features for A.F.F.S.
 for the future...  
A.F.F.S.Show Trailer & Pond @ PALMETTO CLASSIC 2014
We recently exhibited at the PALMETTO SPORTSMEN SHOW in Columbia 
and the EAST COAST PADDLESPORT & OUTDOOR FESTIVAL in Charleston, 
South Carolina.  In addition to the many nice folks attending these events we met 
that stopped by our exhibits for fly casting lessons, fishing tips, guided trip info, kayak 
and boat demo rides or to purchase some of our products. We also met with some 
new product and service partner suppliers that will help expand our educational 
programs and add some great new items to our growing lineup of products for sale
to the fly fishing public. I would like to thank the owner Marshall and his terrific staff  at 
MARSHALL'S MARINE in Lake City, S.C. for offering to let us park our Show
trailer at their facility between these Shows and for introducing us to a great new
shallow water boat called CAIMAN, that they sell at their dealership. MARSHALL
MARINE is getting ready to open a second location closer to the beach in the Charleston 
area and are looking to expand their existing kayak selections by adding KC 
KAYAKS to their product lines. We are also looking forward to helping them with their fly
fishing products by adding them in to our new "FLY SHOP IN A BOX"retail dealer 
program. I met with Chris and Carol Norman at their boat building facility in 
Florence, South Carolina.  The CAIMAN boats are a unique well built fiberglass 
line of shallow water skiffs that are usually factory rigged with a foot and hand controlled 
54# MOTORGUIDE electric motor package that moves these beautiful little boats 
along with all the power they need to perform well. Chris has developed a great 
proprietary steering setup for his boats that can also be used on other brands of "micro 
skiffs"We are now developing plans with them to feature the Caiman's in our 
"SIMUL-CAST" Pond programs and to assist them in designing  and testing a fly 
fishing accessory package to add to these boats. A larger CAIMAN 2 person model 
will be modified to include a strengthened transom in a different configuration to 
allow for the use of a small gas powered engine from our outboard sponsor 
TOHATSU to increase the speed and range. The standard MOTORGUIDE power 
can then be rigged for a bow mount application and a short height poling platform 
spotting advantages to this already amazing craft. I am looking forward to working 
with Chris and Carol to help develop and promote the CAIMAN as a great, 
affordable micro skiff for shallow water fishing areas. The CAIMAN is currently available 
in the 1 man 10' length or the 2  seat 13' & 13 SPL models in a large variety of colors. The 
most popular selling colors are the Camo and the White with Black Pebble finish.
Check them out at   http://caimanoutdoors.com/ Then call the factory or myself  for more 
information. We are also pleased to announce that another of our Product Sponsors based 
in South Carolina SUPERSTICK PUSHPOLES has just added a new Push Pin shallow 
water anchor system to their product line that we will be using and offering for sale in the 
next few weeks.  During the 2 Shows in S.C. we were approached by some other 
event promoters that liked what we do and we are now in discussions with them for 
bringing our "Road Show" to their events in Kentucky and North Carolina. 
I want to thank all of our A.F.F.S.team members that helped us have success with these 
Carolina Shows and to both Show promoters for having us at them and for the 
great Southern hospitality they extended to us during the events that made them 
so pleasurable to attend. We hope to return to them many times in the future.  
      


A.F.F.S. Junior Pro - Chandler Williams casting for bream @ 2014 EAST.COAST PADDLESPORT Show
A.F.F.S. Introduced new features at the
2014 SALT WATER FISHING EXPO...
We had a good time exhibiting our services and 
performing at the 2014 SALTWATER FISHING EXPO. 
with our  large Show trailer and our Casting Pond on 
display. A great new feature at our exhibits is the award winning photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY 
FISH fame that sold very well. Captain Mike introduced  
the revolutionary new AIRBORN inflatable Boats / SUP's. 
All the latest S.W. Fly Lines, Leaders and accessories by
CORTLAND were available to try out. Saltwater fly tying 
demos of Captain Mikes' new packaged fly tying products
called "BODY PARTS" performed by our memberships 
newest Captain,John Disanavage and pro tier Ken Garten.
Great kayak fishing tips and trip info by Guide Rick 
Wolbert and other Yak Pros.  Plus FREE copies of our new 
"WINGS & WATERS" magazine for every one with info 
and photography during the Show by our Editor Nick 
Pullano.   A.F.F.S. sponsor Skip StorchPresident of 
SHU~FLY TACKLE  did several informative casting 
demos at our Pond. Of course Capt. Mike took care of 
the popular annual Sunday"KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT"
along with Capt. Al Zlata giving fly casting lessons. 
Thanks for stopping  by and saying hello to us.. 

A.F.F.S. continues the  win a "CRUISE & CAST" Contest for 2014.
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 during 
May 2014. 

"CRUISE & CAST" trip drawings are available
to all persons attending our action packed 
and informative seminars promoting the 
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 and will take their trip during
2015. Round trip Airfare from the continental 
U.S. to Miami is included on SPIRIT AIR. The 
wining anglers name will be posted here on 
the American Fly Fishing Schools website.

Fire Fighter Chuck Adams, Compton, MD. Winner of the 2013 Bahamas "CRUISE & CAST" Bonefish Trip is heading to the Islands to fish with Capt. Mike this year.. Look for the videos and photos to appear here soon..
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..
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 
A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST POND" & ROLLING FLY-KAYAK SHOP 
was on display @ 2014
GREATER PHILADELPHIA SPORTSMEN'S SHOW in Oaks, PA.
A picture from the Oaks Show in 2013
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. had a large display including our big Pond and Trailer. Several 
member pros were on hand from PA. and  N.J. to inform and entertain the 
attendees with daily seminars and casting demos. We also featured for the 
first time at this event the photography of Tom Lynch of ANGRY FISH that 
was well received by the folks stopping by our display. We also  
signed up another new Lodge Member from Maine and will be aiding them 
with their fly fishing tackle selection for their guests through our new
"FLY SHOP IN A BOX" program for our member Lodges and Retailers.


 A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST POND" Exhibited at the 
NEW ENGLAND FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPO
DCU Center

2/8-10...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..
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 and PA. Guide Paul Healy had our Casting Pond in full use every 

day and gave our "CRUISE & CAST" seminar on the Main Show Stage on 

Saturday evening. We had a good show, made some new friends 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 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.





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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..
Captain Mike hit a sponsor "JACKPOT " @ ICAST in Las Vegas
Capt. Mike in Vegas hit a "Jackpot" of new A.F.F.S. Sponsors..
7/12/13... Las Vegas,  NV. 
Some of our Big News from the 
International Fly Tackle Dealers 
Convention.  A.F.F.S. Director Mike 
Corblies and Randi Swisher, 
CORTLAND LINE COMPANY V.P. of 
Sales & Marketing have reached a 
sponsorship agreement in which the 
Cortland Line Company will provide 
the A.F.F.S.Schools fly lines, leaders 
and accessories for the A.F.F.S. 
educational programs. A.F.F.S. will 
demonstrate CORTLAND LINE 
products at all our events and 
seminars.. 

At the combined I-CAST and Fly Tackle
Dealer Convention A.F.F.S. acquired 
sponsor commitments from the following 
Companies executives.
Cortland,
 Emotion Kayaks, Airborn
Inflatable Boats, Daiichi Hooks,

Outcast  
Float Tubes, Yak Gear, 
Caddis Systems, Anglers Sport Group
and Sea Level Fly Fishing..

A.F.F.S. will develop various future 
promotions with these new 
partnerships through Sportsmen and
Boat Shows nationwide using the 
A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST" Pond and
"CRUISE & CASTprograms. These 
Companies will join our current list of
great  sponsors..
A.F.F.S. & members @ several North East Fall Events..
3 A.F.F.S. amigos @ Atlantic City.

12/2/13. Freehold, N.J. A.F.F.S. had an information booth in Freehold, 

N.J. on Sunday 12/2 at the "HOLIDAY FISHERMEN'S FLEA MARKET"..  A.F.F.S.. Director Capt. Mike Corblies & Lou Truppi, National Sales Mgr @ SHU~FLY were on hand ..


11/18/13.. Several A.F.F.S. 

member pros and friends were at the 2013 INTERNATIONAL 

FLY TYERS SYMPOSIUM 

demonstrating their tying skills, giving seminars, introducing new products or just enjoying the show, 

including Eric and Tracey Stroup, John Collins, Mike McCauliffe, Skip Storch and several others.


10/28/13.. A.F.F.S. and it's members were active this Fall throughout the North East U.S. attending and exhibiting their businesses at several events. Starting in September we were at Shows right up to Christmas.  The Fall show circuiit began with the SEAFOOD FESTIVAL in Atlantic City, DUCK & DECOY SHOW in Tuckerton, N.J. and the STAR LEDGER TRAVEL SHOW in Union, N.J. Upcoming events in November and December included the ARTS OF THE ANGLERS SHOW in CT., FLY TIERS SYMPOSIUM in Somerset, N.J. and 3 or 4 

FISHERMEN FLEA MARKETS 

held in N.Y. and N.J. 




       A.F.F.S. will return to exhibit @ PA. FLY FISHING MUSEUM HERITAGE DAY SHOW in 2014..
A.F.F.S. member ERIC STROUP @ ALLENBERRY RESORT
6/15/13.. 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..

A.F.F.S. education program with FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS @ VA. BEACH Event..
DR - FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS - Prez.
Virginia Beach, VA... A.F.F.S. was
featured at the first run of the AMERICAN OUTDOOR
SHOW
with our "SIMUL-CAST POND" seminars.
FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS President, David Rose joined
us for the first time on our event tour. David gave several
in water demos of both FH models to the delight of the
attendees. FREEDOM HAWK has joined the growing list
of
A.F.F.S. program sponsors participating at our events...
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 program
various 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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