Y LF<" font color="white" size="5" face="SimSun" wh ite=""> "OUR A.F.F.S. NEWS IN THE NET"..2/3/17,, Cincinati, Ohio.. A.F.F.S. Guide Paul Healy and I are in town here to exhibit A.F.F.S. products and services at the GREATER CINCINATI FLY FISHING SHOW this weekend.. We brought in a first ever here - BIG display of ready to fly fish "Combo Outfits" from MAXXON OUTFITTERS & SHU-FLY FISHING PRODUCTS.. Plus lots of accessories for customers to check out and purchase.. We will have a rack of demo rods, reels and lines to test cast any model you want to try out.. If you are in the "Buckeye State" or close by and have an interest in Fly Fishing this is the place to be this Saturday.. Visit their website at 1/2717.. Somerset, N.J... Back "home" here at the Granddaddy of all Fly Fishing Shows having a Great time with friends New and old that love our sport. Got an opportunity to help Michigan / Chicago buddy Adam Marton - Prez. Of FIELD WORKERS FLY FISHING CLUB with his display in the Lobby.. Then contacted by Old friend Steve Monahan to help him out with the MAXXON OUTFITTERS BOOTH on the main exhibit floor with him and N.Y. & NEW ENGLAND rep Capt. John Stacy.. It turned out I spent most of my Show time right there and the Show was as busy as any good year in the past. It was packed all 3 days.. I made lots of good deals with sponsors and product manufacturers that will help all of our A.F.F.S. Members and clients going forward this year. Details on all of it will be available on our Blog and Social Media sites soon as we "roll" each one out?. Lots to learn about it all here as we go forward but so much New is happening in a short period of time that we will focus on Upcoming events and highlights here first.. 2/2/17.. Chicago...Here exhibiting A.F.F.S. Products and Services at the annual Midwests largest SportsmensShiw at another great event for us run by the OSG Group of N.Y.C.. Many of the new growth items for us have been anticipated but several have been complete opportunity surprises.. Overall they are all very good News for our Organization in this New Year and for the future.. Some of our new Sponsorships, Business relationships and Partnering Opportunities that have emerged will strengthen our profile in the Sport and Industry that will raise our overall position in the Fly Fishing Industry to a higher profile in both the publics eyes and I think in the Fly Fishing Business World in gemeral.. Being the eternal optimist that I am by "Disposition and also Necessity as a Fly Fisherman" I see these rapidly occuring NEW changes in a positive light with some of them as real "Game Changers" for A.F.F.S., our Members, Students and Clients.. I do not want to seem mysterious to you that are reading this NEWS FLASh" Crawler but there are so many changes coming so quickly now that I will refer you to our A.F.F.S. NEWS BLOG,and other Social Media sites to read all the details if you are interested.. I will leave you with one late breaking NEWS FLASH.. Iwill be at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show this coming weekend exhibiting with one of our New A.F.F.S. "Partners" the Internationally known and respected FIELD WORKERS CLUB" President, Adam Morton. The two of us will be located right inside the front door and probably will be the first thing in the Lobby that you will see as you enter the Garden Sate Exhibition Center in Somerset, N.J. and the Grandaddy of all the True FLY FISHING SHOWS and still the best one you can enjoy visiting any place.. If you are attending the Show be sure to stop and say hello to the "Old Captain" and allow me to introduce you to Adam Marton (from Chicago, if you do not know him already) and the Great game fish conservation work his Fly Fishing Expedition Club Organization is accomplishing in Belize, Cuba, Costa Rica and many other fly fishing places around the planet.. I am personally honored to have been asked to help advise and work with Adam to help him grow his terrific fast moving Company and to have A.F.F.S. interacting with him and his Club... 1/1//1.. North Fort Myers, Florida... Happy New Year to all our fly fishing friends, members, sponsors, clients and students across the U.S. and beyond.. I hope you are all enjoying this weekend and the entire Holiday season.. Your writer is here in Sunny S.W. Florida enjoying the great weather but not much of the fly fishing opportunities with the local snook and tarpon population. My I-Mac is being a real PIA and is slowing down every thing that needs to be done with regard to the important A.F.F.S. Newsletter you should already have received, my apology for this.. Maybe later today or tomorrow you will find it in your e-mail box, I hope.. It is also affecting some video editing projects that I need to complete but there is still plenty of time to fix that.. My local computer guys diagnosis that I should just shoot the thing and be done with it isn't helping right now when a replacement is NOT in the budget this month.. Hell it's Christmas, maybe Santa will bring me one.. Oh yeah, that's for good boys, so I'm out.. Some good News is I have finally set up the appointment time with James Burke, President of WATERCRAFT TECHNOLOGIES the inventor and manufacturer of the "SKIMMER" Electric kayak motor.. James will install a new SKIMMER on my JACKSON "Kilroy" before I leave Florida and my local custom automotive builder here in North Fort Myers will start putting the Show Trailer back to looking like it did when I bought it 10 years ago starting this Monday.. I will hopefully be filming the JACKSON and SKIMMER in action at our A.F.F.S. School location on Lake Moultrie in South Carolina on January 4 & 5 catching some Stripers as I head back North to Jersey.. It is prime time of year to fish Stripers on the Santee-Cooper Lakes just like we did last year.. Unless this crazy cold weather from up North drops down to far South and sends the bass down deep for the rest of the winter.. Along the Dam where we fished surface water after last Christmas it drops down to 80'depths rather quickly.. I hope that does not happen as we got some good footage there last year of the surface action Striped Bass and this year we would like to get some more to add to the video we will be showing about this fishery starting with the Edison Sportsmen Show.. I will be in Santee by January 4th and I can get get some of you fellow "Snow Birds" out on these Stripers if you call me to set up a trip.. I can stay in Santee at our location at Black's Camp until Sunday January 8th if required.. Just let me know ASAP if the dates work for your schedule.. if you want to try kayak or boat fishing for these fish if you are headed South or North along I-95 during this time period.. On January 12 - 15 we will kick off our 2017 Show Season in Edison, N.J.. Do NOT miss what we have in store for your enjoyment this year.. Make sure to visit the GSSOS.com website to get all the Show details.. You can find a direct link to it below by clicking on our UPCOMING EVENTS Page on this website.. Also I have been contacted by Michael Jackson (NO not the dead Pop Star or any guy from the JACKSON KAYAK family, they are all unrelated I believe).. No this Michael Jackson is the well known Radio Show Host in the Chicago area that broadcasts a popular Fishing and Hunting program MIKE JACKSON OUTDOORS WCGO 1590 on the AM band live every Sunday morning with his Co-Host Adam Marton that is heard live around the Midwest.. I originally thought who the Hell would be listening to this on Sunday mornings at 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Central Time except for the die hards of both sports that have nothing else to do, but Wrong again by me.. Turns out that Michael Jackson has been doing this successfully in this time slot in Chicago for almost 40 years along with being the Outdoor Column writer for the Daily Herald newspaper.. In fact his sport fishing related promotional activities in the U.S. second largest City has earned him induction into the International Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame along with several other well deserved prestigious awards.. It turns out that today and for some time now his interesting programs are being heard by thousands of listeners from Chicago to other countries at their convenience of time via his radio podcasts.. I have been aware of this type of broadcast technology before this and have been on radio programs that included it and hear more about it's growing popularity but I never become an adopter of it until now by listening to some of Mike's recent Shows.. I was just trying to figure out how he conducts his programs and what format his programs use to keep myself from getting blind sided by some thing I might not be prepared for.. This interest was sparked by Michael asking me to participate via phone on their Show next Sunday morning January 1st when they will be calling me to be a special guest on his Program to discuss fly fishing, the A.F.F.S. and our participation at the upcoming annual Chicago Sportsmen Show at the Rosemont Convention Center.. I'm honored to do so and it should be a great way to kick off the New Year "literaly" for A.F.F.S.. So for those of you that are interested in hearing how the interview with me turns out, you can listen to live in Chicago and call in to the program.. Or better yet, at your convenience any time after this Show via his podcasts that you can click on to any time by visiting the radio station website at wcgo.com If I don't make too many "gaffes" on the program, I will post a direct downloadable link to it here on our website for awhile.. After listening to a couple of Mike's recent programs this way, I have to admit I am becoming a fan of both him and this program delivery technology and perhaps it will be some thing else for us to develop at A.F.F.S. to help grow our Organization and services.. At the very least it is making my hours of video, Newsletter, website and blog editing or just the daily email and business writing in my home studios a bit more interesting and educational while I am working there for hours on end.. 10/23/16.. This month started off as bad as September ended with your writer just barely able to get out of bed (serious stomach problems) and get on a plane back to Jersey.. Made it safe but not so sound and dragged my butt to work every day, pulling 53' trailers around to make some much needed cash.. Nursed myself by changing my diet to healthier foods, ditched the Coca Colas I'm very well known for and have switched to nothing but spring water and juices. Still not 100% but certainly feeling better.. Big news for A.F.F.S. is that we won't have to set up and tear down the old back breaker Pond at 3 major Shows and maybe even a couple more in the future starting this January 2017.. The OUTDOOR SPORTS GROUP, N.Y.C. President, Rick Rosalina has let me know that the plan we have been working on together for the past 2 years to purchase a giant 100' L x 40' W Pond that will be the centerpiece attraction at all O.S.G. events is a "done deal", it's built and enroute to here.. In addition to the new "LAKES" we will also have a simple 50' long by 8' wide Casting Pond right next to the "LAKES" available for vendor test rod use, fly casting lessons and our popular KID"S FLY CASTING CONTESTS" plus other on the spot demos and programs that will keep the "LAKES" reserved for the hourly main presenter programs.. In my opinion this entire exhibit with all it's many new features will make the O.S.G. Sports Shows out shine any competitors events in the N.Y., Chicago and Wisconsin / MN. Markets.. As the O.S.G. "Fly Fishing Ambassador" I will be in charge of the Fly Fishing programs and the kayak fishing programs at all their events.. We will have the A.F.F.S. FLY FISHING ARTS TRAILER as usual at Edison for the fly tying demos and a brand new model of it's smaller "Outhouse" version at the Chicago and Millwaukee Shows.. We have a 10' x 20' exhibit space at the Chicago Show next to "LAKE CHICAGO" that I think we will divide into 10' for an A.F.F.S. exhibit and the other 10' to concentrate on our "CRUISE & CAST" activities.. We also have access to a seminar room at Edison for certain A.F.F.S. member presenters that prefer that type of seminar environment.. Our latest introduction will be live "GOURMET CAMPSITE COOKING" Demonstrations on the Main Presentation Stages by A.F.F.S. Guide/Instructor "Pauly the Bear" Healy with FREE food samples and adult craft brew tasting (for those over 21 with proper I.D.) of "Pauly's Picks".. Don't miss this one for sure.. With similar Stage set ups in Chicago and Milwaukee.. Though we will now be sharing the "Lakes" as Rick has decided to call it, with the EVINRUDE FACTORY FISHING TEAM in Edison, Chicago and Milwaukee, we are certainly happy to do that with an Industry leading Company like OMC.. Our Big Screen Projection System will be featuring new footage we have filmed and it will add some great visuals for the fishing public to enjoy.. Check out some of the new Pond pics on the O.S.S.G. websites for a a sneak preview of what's coming to town.. As old PT Barnum used to say when referring to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baily Circus "The Greatest Show on Earth".. Well we're not that, but pretty darn good is what I will call this, so plan on being there to see it January 12 - 15th.. 9/30.. A Hell of a Month for Yours Truly.. Pretty much what could go wrong did just that.. The road trip to the Kentucky Show started off good with the air conditioner in my pick up truck working fine after spending a grand to get it fixed the day before we left.. Rita and I were enjoying the comfortable ride it provided us towing the Show Trailer towards Kentucky but a few hours later that all changed when the mountains of Western Maryland finished off the hemi motor by throwing the main bearing and leaving us stuck on the Interstate.. Luckily one of the nicest and kindest couples that I have ever met in my life, Duane and Julie Patton, came along and wanted to take a pic of the trailer because they like fishing and had never seen any thing like it before.. Once they learned of our problem they swung in to action, rallied some local Help and got us towed by a good wrecker company and then got Rita and I safely lodged for the night in the little village of Grantsville at the Inn.. The next day they came by and drove us all around MD. until I secured a big enough rental truck to pull the trailer and then they arranged to tow the pick up out to their farm near West Virginia to store it until a decision on what to do with it is made.. Back on the road again we proceeded with out any problems to Lexington to the Show.. Another story for the upcoming book I guess.. ATTENTION: Hollywood Producers your missing a great opportunity for a new reality TV program.. In my opinion this exhibit with all it's new features will make the O.S.G. Sports Shows out shine any competitors events in the N.Y., Chicago and Wisconsin / MN. Markets.. 8/23.. Loading the Show Trailer today for a month long road trip.. First stop is the best Summer Sportsmen Show we have been to (so far) east of the Mississippi River.. ULTIMATE OUTDOOR EXPO in Lexington, KY.. We will be exhibiting A.F.F.S. services and performing casting and kayaking demos there this Friday through Sunday.. Check out the link for the details on our UPCOMING EVENTS Page.. Stop by and see us if you are in the KY. area.. Then Rita and I are headed to Florida to work on our house remodel and for me to do some snook and tarpon fishing.. We will then exhibit at the NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL SHOW in West Palm Beach.. Drop off the Gheenoe for some updates in Titusville at the factory.. I will then head north to our SANTEE-COOPER SCHOOL in S.C. to Fish and Film with my flats boat, (I have mine docked there now) for a couple of days and then its roll back up to Jersey.. 8/8/16.. We are back in Jersey from a good time up in the N.Y. mountains exhibiting A.F.F.S. services at the SUMMERFEST FLY SHOW at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Show.. PA. Guide Paul Healy made the trip with Rita and myself.. We stayed at the recently completed "Loft" above the Barn at Pepacton Cabins near Downsville, N.Y. The "Loft" joins the group of very nice fly fishermen cabins that line up right along the East Branch of the Delaware River.. "One of the best kept secrets in the Catskills", that visiting fly fishermen should learn more about.. We are pleased to recommend PEPACTON CABINS to our A.F.F.S. Clients, Students and Friends.. We have literature available for you about PEPACTON at all our events, so stop by and ask us about this class A "secret" trout fishery.. OOPS!!. So sorry, we just let that secret out.. 8/1/16.. Out to Mechanicsburg PA. today to retrieve the small Show Trailer and looked at a couple of new ones to replace it .. 7/25/16... Big news this week was South Carolina A.F.F.S. Junior Pro, Chandler Williams arrived here in N.J. with his friend John for a couple of days to help make "road ready" Capt. Mikes' 18' flats boat and then they towed it back down to S.C. where we will be keeping it at Blacks Camp for a while to use on the Santee-Cooper Lakes and from Isle of Palms Marina on the Charleston Marshes... Chandler reported back that the boat is running good and he is busy chasing red fish with it.. Chandler will be leaving S.C. in 2 weeks for another stint as a guide at the world famous STONE FLY INN in MT. until the fly fishing season winds down there in October.. He will head back to S.C. to help out at Blacks Camp for a while and then come up to N.J. for Captains Training School and a little time on the water with me and our Jersey Stripers and Blues.. By Spring he should be fully licensed and will join our S.C. Guide team in 2017 as a full fledged A.F.F.S. member... Congrats and Keep on course Chandler your right on target.. 7/17/16.. Back in Jersey today after a quick trip down to Florida to attend ICAST.. The "Super Bowl of Fishing Products Show" This Show is worth what ever it takes to get there and attend at least once in your life time if you really love fishing.. Spent time with a lot of great people including our young S.C. A.F.F.S. Junior Pro, Chandler Williams that is getting ready to head back out to Montana to guide again for the "Rooster" at the world famous STONE FLY INN .. He will be back in S.C. in October and then going to Captains School here in Jersey to get his ticket.. I met with my friend Kevin Davis at ICAST that owns Blacks Camp in Cross, S.C. where our A.F.F.S. School is located on Lake Moultrie.. I have my 18' Pro Skiff being shipped to BLACK'S to fish and film the Lakes and Coastal Bays there.. Chandler will start guiding with it there after he gets his Captains license later this year... Met with the guys and gals from JACKSON KAYAKS and discussed all the new gear coming from JACKSON this year and 2017.. New slide track seating is very cool. . I ordered my new sit on SKIPPER to join my sit in KILROY.. They wanted me to take the demo SKIPPER at the Show home with me but it would not fit in the overhead compartment on my SPIRIT AIR flight.. Oh well I have a good reason now to head back to their factory in TN. and fish my way there.. Both of my JACKSON yaks will be on display at our next big event in Lexington KY. next month.. Lots of other great gear from ICAST deals being added to the A.F.F.S programs but more details on that News later on.. Hung out for a while discussing our W & W MAGAZINE with our Publisher Kurt Kopala and hearing some good ideas from him.. Steve Monahan and the guys from MAXXON, Gary Loomis, Jimmy Houston (Ordering a Jackson) and way too many more to list here... 7/7/16...Spent a quiet 4th of July in Jersey with our "big news" coming from Capt. Joe Hughes of JERSEY CAPE GUIDE SERVICE "That the Sharks are back along the Cape May County beaches and they are "eating".. Duskies, Browns and Hammerheads "OH MY".. Joe had 2 clients out on the 2nd and caught10 of them and broke off even more. My turn comes on Friday August 5th when I will be out with Joe and 2 of our A.F.F.S clients that will try their luck with them for their first times.. Can't wait.. If you want to get in on some HOT Summer fly fishing action at the Jersey Shore CALL OR E-MAIL ME NOW!! to set up a Shark date.. We are now offering some special 1/2 day classes for learning about this exciting sight fishing Inshore Summer Shark fishery.. The new class includes on the water casting practice with the 10 through 16 wt. fly tackle we use,. Hands On "How To Do It" fishing methods, Short videos of the action and tackle talk on all the equipment needed including the flies to tie or buy.. These Special Classes are held in Seaside Heights, N.J. and include a great lunch on the Bay at the DOCK OUTFITTERS.. Price is $150 p.p.. More details and dates on our N.J. SALT WATER SCHOOL Page Click on it below..Call or e-mail me to reserve your spots.. 6/28/16.. Enjoyed a nice long 3 day weekend in the "North Country" of N.Y. on the Salmon River with Rita.. We exhibited A.F.F.S. services at the SPEY NATION CONCLAVE in Pineville.. We stayed at the clean and comfortable MID-RIVER MOTEl owned and operated by N.Y.S. licensed guide Mike McAliney. Mike purchased and has improved this property over the last couple of years and has turned it into a great spot for fly fishers at reasonable prices.. Mike offers fly and light tackle charter trips by River drift boat, cabin sport fisher on Lake Ontario or walk and wade on the Salmon using his ATV's into private stretches of the Salmon River near his Motel.. Mike is endorsed and a Pro staff member of ECHO fly rods and RIO fly lines.. We are pleased to add Mike and MID-RIVER Motel & Camp to our list of A.F.F.S. Recommended Lodges.. You can visit and contact Mike online at our website link by clicking on our NORH EAST Member Page down below on your left.. Another positive development that came from attending SPEY NATION is a new opportunity to work with another great line of fly rod and reel manufacturers headquartered in New York State called RISE FISHING COMPANY from Long Island.. These fly rods and reels designed by knowledgable Fresh and Salt Water Fly Fishing Guides offer the "mid price point" fly tackle user some great models from small weight trout rods all the way up to 2 handed switch and spey sticks for salmon or stripers.. We will be working with the RISE team in the coming months to help put together some complete "kit packages" that will appeal to our advanced students and clients.. It was also great to talk with the reps and pros from RIO and AIR FLO fly lines to get their recommendations on their various specialty lines to help improve casting performance from some of the rods we are using from A.F.F.S. sponsor Companies SHU~FLY, WILD WATER and MAXXON.. This improves our tackle offerings for both our students and trip clients.. 6/21/16.. Back in Jersey working on new projects after attending the PA. FLY FISHING HERITAGE DAY SHOW last Saturday... Had a great time there along with wife Rita and A.F.F.S. PA. Guide Chip Jablonski who ijoined us out there.. A.F.F.S. member Guide Frank Angelo owner of RED TAIL LODGE in McClure PA. gave a fine presentation on basic casting and getting started in fly fishing to the Show attendees.. Some Big news for A.F.F.S. at the Show is that our old biz pal Steve Monaghan will be our rep for MAXXON OUTFITTERS fly rods, reels and other great gear from them for our Jersey and PA operations. MAXXON was introduced to us last year by our friend and Chicago area tackle rep, Norm Hartman.. MAXXON makes very affordable and good quality "combo outfits" that we recommend for our beginner students.. We will now add these to our other great combo offerings by WILD WATER and SHU~FLY for our students at our classes and through our FLY SHOP IN A BOX affiliated ret great annual event that's all about 2 handed fly rods and learning to fish with them.. I have become a complete convert to them this past year for my surf fishing and other big freshwater lake and river trips... 6/15/16.. Bill Haldaman is busy in Montana running a few casting clinics already and Capt. Al Z is becoming more involved in the kayak fishing scene in Florida every week catching lots of fish.. 3/1..It has been a busy time at A.F.F.S. since the first of the year.. I had a great time at the Atlantic City Boat Show as usual with lots of people stopping by our huge exhibit (over 120' long).. Special thank you's to Fly Guide Paul Healy, PA. Photographer Tom Lynch, N.J., Cast Net Guru, Charley Kay, N.Y. and my wife Rita for assisting... We tested out the new big screen projection system at A.C. and it works great with the Hall lights on.. We ran video commercials for our TOHATSU Outboard Motor sponsor and some Jackson U-Tube videos with the new system and it worked great.. Lot's of WOW comments from the folks that came by to see us.. Paul Healy joined me again in January to go out to Chicago for the big Sportsmen Show with a side trip to Tennessee. to pick up my new JACKSON Kilroy kayak to use in our Pond seminars on our 2016 Show Tour.. We were at the GARDEN STATE SPORTSMEN SHOW in Edison.. As usual it was another big success for A.F.F.S.. We had several Members and Friends participating with the crowds and we had a great time all 4 days of the Show.. 12/10..Just back from Florida where Capt. Al Z is enjoying kayak fishing with the local tarpon and snook populations near our houses and I made a 1 day stop in South Carolina where the striper fishing on Lake Moultrie (where our A.F.F.S. School is located) is in high gear. I fished with one of our local partner guides Leroy Scuggs and we enjoyed catching lots of striped bass with top water and subsurface action down to 20 feet with fish from a couple of pounds up to 28" in length with even some double headers hooked up. The fish were gorging on baby bunker and thread fin shad.. Check out our UPCOMNG EVENTS Page to see what's next.. Thank's for stopping by..

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SHOW NEWS & 2017 


Edison, N.J... January 12 - 16 20017

We always have a great time at our

first event of the New Year.. This 

year will be bigger, way BIGGER 

then ever.. We will unveil 


The largest Indoor Lake teaching 

exhibit in the U.S. It is 90' long 40' 

wide and 4' deep which  allows us 

to add even more features to our

programs to educate and entertain

Show attendees far beyond any 

thing ever done before.. 

At the 2016 GARDEN STATE 


We had our large Show Trailer and

A.F.F.SCasting Pond on display 

which will be back here again for 

2017 in it's low water configuration. 

At our exhibit last year was the award wining photography of Tom 

Lynch of ANGRY FISH.com 

showing his latest work. We will 

have some of his prints available 

for you to view and purchase this 

year.  Back again will be double 

haul casting demos at LAKE 

EDISON by fly casting champion 

Allan Johnson on Thursday, Friday,

Saturday and Sunday.. Allan 

always draws a nice crowd. 

Another popular feature is Charley Kay teaching how to throw a cast 

net and then learning from Capt. 

Mike why a smart flyrodder some 

times needs one of these A.F.F.S

sponsor Skip Storch, President of SHU~FLY TACKLE was on hand to

answer all the questions about his

products and will be here again in

2017.  Capt. Mike gave lots of kid's and 

adults their first fly casting lesson.
Parents and grand parents took a
lot of pictures of the little ones
having fun and learning about fly
fishing. The annual Kid's Fly 
Casting Competition was a  
success again as the crowd always
love watching it and the Kid's 
enjoy doing it. We will have it at the
A.F.F.S. Casting Pond this year..
Looking forward to see many of 
you at this Show very soon.. 


February 3 - 7  2016

We certainly enjoyed exhibiting at this annual monster sized show again in

 2016.. I Hope we can do it again in 2017 but no word from the Show promoter

 on this as of yet..

We unveiled our new (beta test edition) Big Screen Projection System to 

enhance our Pond Side presentations at this show in 2016. It worked great 

and puts a huge video image up on screen for every one to see clearly even 

in brightly lit Halls like the A.C. Convention Center. The Front Projection 

capability worked perfect showing video commercials from TOHATSU 

Outboard Motors and some JACKSON KAYAKS U-Tube Videos plus our own

 In house productions.. 

Lot's of WOW that looks great from Show attendees that came by to watch it.

Next we will add a motorized lift screen for rear projection to the system and

upgrade the sound system and then the ultimate fly fishing / light tackle & 

kayak indoors demo presentation system on earth will be complete and ready

to teach even better with.. BOOK YOUR EVENT TODAY TO FEATURE IT..



January 19 - 22  2017  UPDATED REPORT

Captain Mike Corblies is headed to Chicago to participate at the largest 

annual Sportsmen Show in the Mid-West event held at the huge Chicago

 ROSEMONT CONVENTION CENTER.. We will have the brand  NEW Fly 

Casting / Kayaking / Watercraft "INDOOR LAKE CHICAGO" in use every day

of the Show.  I am sure I will enjoyed seeing our Chicago fly fishing friends 

including Jen Ripple and Kurt Kopala that publish our WINGS & WATERS 

Magazine and our Fly Tackle Rep buddy Norm Hartman that will by to help out. 

We hope to  have our first member guide in Wisconsin, Captain Brian Settele

of FIN CHASERS GUIDE SERVICE. join  us and set up some meeting trips this

coming year to visit several potential Lodge partner operations in the 


PS: As part of the OSG "team" and serving as the Fly Fishing Ambasador for

the OUTDOOR SPORT GROUP - N.Y.C. I am pleased to report that 

representatives from the Millwaukee Wisconsin Sportsmen Show the 

JOURNAL - SENTINEL newspaper, visited the Chicago Show and liked what 

they saw.. OSG President Rick Rosalina recently informed me that OSG will

begin managing the Milwaukee Show in 2017..Congratulations Rick.. A.F.F.S.

will be there, expanding North with you.. 

Come and see us March 8 - 12  http://jssportsshow.com/


 12/27/16..Titusville, FL. A.F.F.S. Director Mike Corblies is heading d to the 
CUSTOM GHEENOE BOATS of Titusville, Florida Manufacturing Plant on 
January 3rd to drop off his 13' Custom Gheenoe NMZ to be rigged up with a
new 15 H.P. Merc 4 stroke that I picked up from our old pals at BELL HAVEN
KAYAKS this year on a great deal. The little boat will fly after the older 9.9 H.P.
tiller steer motor is replaced.  They will be rigging up the permanent 
"cats eyes navigation lights and navigation gear plus a new product designed
 by Capt. Mike called The Pole Kool Cooler Cage" that holds the Poling 
platform / ORION COOLER and a Fiberglass Fly & Tackle Locker with a new 
stick steering station. Pughar Gheen the (Owner) told me earlier this month 
that sales
of his CUSTOM GHEENOES are so strong that his team is working 6 to 7 days
week but that it still requires a 3 month wait time from when a customer 
order a new boat. until the delivery date.. WOW that's great growth but I think
Pughar needs some more Plant capacity ASAP.. CUSTOM GHEENOES are 
extremely popular in Florida and are gaining fans nationwide quickly. They 
are simply the best "Micro Class" flats boats built for the price.. CUSTOM 
GHEENOE are great sponsors of A.F.F.Sand they help us to expand our 
seminar programs at our "SIMUL-CAST POND" SHOWS nationwide.. Click on
 the AMERICAN FLY FISHING.TV channel to watch some promotional 
GHEENOE boat videos on the water to see what they can do..


February 3 - 7  2016

We certainly enjoyed being at this annual monster sized show again in 2016..

 I Hope we can do it again in 2017 but no word from the Show promoter on

 this as of yet

We unveiled our new (beta test edition) Big Screen Projection System to 

enhance our Pond Side presentations at this show in 2016. It worked great 

and puts a huge video image up on screen for every one to see clearly even 

in brightly lit Halls like the A.C. Convention Center. The Front Projection 

capability worked perfect showing video commercials from TOHATSU 

Outboard Motors and some JACKSON KAYAKS U-Tube Videos plus some of

our own 

In house productions on DVD's.. 

Lot's of WOW that looks great from the Show attendees that came by to 

watch it..  Next we will add a motorized lift screen for rear projection to the 

system and upgrade the sound system and then the ultimate fly fishing /

light tackle & kayak demo presentation system on earth will be complete 

and ready to teach even better with.. BOOK YOUR UP COMING EVENT 


2016 N.M.M.A, BOAT SHOWS - A.F.F.S. Displays..Click to visit here..
 A.F.F.S. will be exhibiting at 2 major Sportsmen Events this Spring. 
A.F.F.S.Show Trailer & Pond @ PALMETTO CLASSIC 2014
Captain Mike Corblies was the featured speaker at the COASTAL FLYRODDERS CLUB in Wyckoff, New Jersey..
May 20th.. Capain Mike Corblies gave a presentation seminar to the monthly
meeting of the COASTAL FLYRODDERS  CLUB in Wyckoff, N.J. on topics 
including the "CRUISE & CAST" program and WINGS & WATERS Magazine. Mike answered lots of questions about salt water fly fishing techniques for 
the enthusistic audience. This club and it's many activities will be featured in
an article in an upcoming edition of  WINGS & WATERS..
Photo by Nick Pullano                                                                                                                                       A  

A.F.F.S. Junior Pro - Chandler Williams casting for bream @ 2014 EAST.COAST PADDLESPORT Show
A.F.F.S. has launched the sports first shipboard fly fishing schools to great fly fishing destinations.Click it..
A.F.F.S. Captains & "Cruise Ship Pros" in the Berry Islands.. Al Zlata, Mike Corblies, Jimmy Darville
A.F.F.S. has expanded it's Bahama operations by Land, Air and Sea..
A.F.F.S. has arrangements with some of the best talent available in the
Bahamas for both experienced anglers and students. On Grand Bahama 
Island we are partnered with Capt. Phil Thomas of the well established 
PHIL & MEL'S BONEFISH GUIDE SERVICE.  Capt. Phil operates his business 
on the East End in McLeans Town, the launching spot for all the East End Lodges. 
Capt. Phil has experienced guides on staff with quality skiffs as well as offshore boats 
available for hire. On GBI we have also partnered with the very well known 
BISHOP'S BONEFISH RESORT located right on the beach in High Rock. 
BISHOP'S has 7 very nice rooms for fishermen and visiting families, A great 
Restaurant and full Bar plus a Tiki bar on the sand. BISHOP'S is now our official 
A.F.F.S. Lodge on the East End where we will be conducting schools and 
seminars for our Group Trip clients and stopping by for a cold beverage on 
our way back to the Ship from  fishing with our "CRUISE & CAST" groups.

On Nassau we are privleged to have none other than the world famous
bonefish guide, Simon Bain on the A.F.F.S. International team. Simon is a
twice Bahamas national casting champion, producer and star of the
Bahamas first television and radio fishing programs and an accomplished
writer. Simon has developed his own unique fly casting methods that any
serious student of our sport should aquaint themselves
with. Simon is well
known for his antics and fun filled delivery about "There's NO bonefish in
Nassau mon"
Just check out U-Tube for that. Simon has a couple of
experienced guides working under his Outfitters license. There are only 4
legal flats guide operations licensed on Nassau and Simon is one of them. 
If you "CRUISE & CAST" or visit Nassau / Paradise Island by air you should
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..
6/15/14.. A.F.F.S. was at the
HERITAGE DAY Show in Boiling
Springs on Saturday June 15th at the
beautiful ALLENBERRY RESORT on the
banks of the Yellow Breeches. We
enjoyed a great  day outdoors meeting
old friends in the sport and making
some new ones.  Frank Angelo, casting
instructor from central PA. gave a fine
program to the attendees and joined
our membership. Frank operates the
RED TAIL LODGE B&B near McClure,
PA. Welcome aboard Frank..
The latest 2016 news from Bill Haldaman, our top fly casting fishing class 
instructor in Montana is that he and wife Barbara have been up north to 
Alaska looking for a B&B to purchase so they can lead our Alaska
"CRUISE & CAST"programs and help our clients with trips up there.. 
Good luck with your search Bill & Barb..
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 
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. 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 
"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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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 
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.

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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