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by Junior on October 1, 2010

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ErinPhelan October 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm

How do you place an absentee bid to the CFFCM Arts of the Angler Auction? Glad you asked!
Auction items, with selected photos, will be listed on our Facebook Fan page – http://www.facebook.com/cffcm. Listing and photos will be updated regularly up until November 5th.
When you see something you would like to bid on, send us an email to flyfish@catskill.net or call 845-4394810 and we will send you the Absentee Bid Form.
Submitted bids will be treated as live bids by proxy bidder in the strictest of confidence. All absentee bids will begin with the second bid and advance accordingly to the highest advacnded bid or until the maximum bid is met. Should an opposing bidder get the last advanced bid meeting the maximum submitted bid, an advanced bid will be placed on behalf of the absentee bidder. (e.g. if you maximum bis is $100 and your opposing bidder has it, we will bid on your behalf to the next increment.) In the event an item does not meet a reserve price, the last highest bidder will have the first right of refusal. Absentee bidders with the last highest bid will be contacted Monday following the auction.


ErinPhelan November 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm

For a full listing of our Arts of the Angler Live Auction items, visit the Arts of the Angler Page under the Programs and Events tab. There you will find the latest updates on the show information, the Auction List and the Absentee Bid Form. Photos of the auction items are on our facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/cffcm


ErinPhelan November 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The Tenkara Evolution by Misako Ishimura 10AM Saturday Nov. 10th at the Arts of the Angler Show. Misako is responsible for bringing this 800 year old Japanese fishing technique to the USA and creating all the excitement around it. If you do not know what all the fulls is about, check in with Misako and see for yourself what Tenkara is about. This great presentation will repeat Sunday the 11th at 10AM.


John Merola November 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Great job Erin…my frends and I had a wonderful time both days. Yes, that was us with those rowdy outbursts of uncontrollable laughter.
John Merola, Crab Emeritus of the Nonexistent Chubb Clubb
“Illustro Per Everriculum”


John Merola November 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

ooops didn’t have Bud edit my post…”friends”….LOL


ErinPhelan November 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Thank you! This is a great team effort by our staff and volunteers. Thank you for the posts, other then myself you are the first to post on our blog. I now know why you did not see your comments. Once you write them, I have to go in and approve them before they are posted. The new website is a learning curve for me. Let me know what you think. Thanks for coming to the show and supporting the CFFCM.


Tony Lolli March 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

What are the dates for the world famous CFFCM trip to the Rapid River?


ErinPhelan October 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Induction October 11, 2014
Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor those individuals who have significantly enhanced the culture of fly fishing.

The following individuals have been selected for the 2014 installation:

Col. Joseph Bates, Jr., R.B. Marston, Bob Popovics and Paul Schullery

Col. Joeseph Bates, Jr. (D)
From his earliest book Spinning for American Game Fish in 1947 to the 1996 book entitled Fishing Atlantic Salmon: The Flies and the Patterns Joe will be remembered as one of the authoritative historians and authors of all time. His Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing together with Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing provides the fish, the flies, the inventors and the techniques required to take both fresh and saltwater fish under the surface.

R.B. Marston (D)
Best known as the editor of England’s Fishing Gazette in the late 1800’s to the early 1920’s. It was Marston who introduced Theodore Gordon and the American fly fishing for trout to the world through Gordon’s writings and articles in the ‘Gazette’. It should be noted that as editor of the Fishing gazette, Marston’s contributions united the world of modern fishing. Marston was also an author and editor of other fishing books of the time including publishing the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation; the Lee and Dove edition, 1888. In this historical edition, Marston shares his personal interpretation, insights and observations on angling, making this a most collectible book. His 1894 book, Walton and the Earlier Writers on Fish and Hunting, was a compilation of important writing from the philosophers who Marston felt contributed to the evolution, art and culture or angling up to the late 1800’s. This book continues to be a reference book for angling historians to this day.

Bob Popovics
He is considered one of the “Big Three” (Kreh, Clouser…) for his innovations in flyfishing predominantly influencing the saltwater flyfishing of today. It was Bob who initiated the ‘match the hatch’ mentality for saltwater patterns since the late 1970’s after his mentoring from Poul Jorgensen. He was inducted into the Freshwater Hall of Fame in 1998, has been actively involved with Striped Bass conservation initiatives, a world renowned leader and proponent of saltwater fly designs and concepts as well as an author and spokesman.

Paul Schullery
A scholar in nature and history, Paul has challenged his interests and energies and has become one of the most recognized authors on fly history and nature writing. Paul was the Executive Director of the American Fly Fishing Museum form 1977-1982, before moving to Livingston, MT where he worked as an independent researcher and writer. His first book published in 1976, Old Yellowstone Days, opened the door to many others, followed by his latest book The Fishing Life: An Angler’s Tales of Wild River and Other Restless Metaphors in 2013. One title immediately comes to mind when Paul is mentioned is American Fly Fishing: A History published in 1987.

The 19th Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Saturday October 11th at 3:00 PM in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. Following the Induction Ceremony the 2014 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner will be held in the Wulff Gallery at 5:30 PM; Call 845-439-4810 to make a reservation.


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