1/24-27...Chicago.. CHICAGO SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOW.. We 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
have the well known Mid-West fisherman Dan Armitage joining A.F.F.S.
Dan is from Ohio and has extensive credentials in outdoor writing for many
national and regional magazines. Dan is the host of the popular weekly
Radio program BUCKEYE SPORTSMAN. Dan also presents terrific
educational fishing programs for children that are some of the best we have
ever seen. We also 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 area steelhead 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.. Another successful event for A.F.F.S.
12/7/12.. Miami... A.F.F.S. members Jack Montague, Capt. Al Zlata and
Director Mike Corblies had a fly tying and A.F.F.S. information booth at
DADE COUNTY NAUTICAL/FISHING FLEA MARKET in Miami on Dec. 1 - 2
and made some new friends plus a new sponsor, SIGNATURE MARINE
Florida. S M manufactures several high quality pvc fishing accessories
including great fly rod holders and a unique bulk tippet dispenser..
12/3/12. 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.. member Pro Paul Healy was on hand to answer questions
about classes and guided trips in N.J.and beyond..
11/19/12.. New Jersey.. A.F.F.S. Director Mike Corblies has released
plans to recruit even more top fly tiers in 2013 to appear at major Sportsman
Shows on the East Coast and Midwest. "We are expanding the fly tying
areas at several of the Shows in 2013 where the events will showcase the
talents of the artists of feathers and fur". The expanded programs by many
of the biggest Sportsmen Shows will feature more top fly tiers and special
exhibit space to meet the growing interest of the public in fly fishing in both
fresh and saltwater. Several top fly tiers from around the US have agreed to
participate. All instructor level and expert fly tiers are encouraged to contact
A.F.F.S. for more information about participating..