Director & Staff

Jim Krul

Executive Director

Jim Krul, an Oswego, NY native now residing in CT, has been an active flyfisherman and flytyer since taking his first trout on a dry fly in Barnhardt’s in 1975.

Since then, Jim has been exposed to every facet of the fly fishing community. A resource to many fly tying and fly fishing books, you will regularly find his articles in FlyTyer, Fly Fishing New England, and The Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and other magazines. Associated with numerous fishing clubs and organizations, including an executive board member in The New York Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, Jim has been an active member of the CFFCM and previously Interim Executive Director. As the previous owner of English Angling Trappings for over 20 years,  President of Flyfishing University and producer of The World of Flyfishing and The Arts of the Angler shows, he is also an industry consultant, provides fly tying and fly fishing clinics, escorted trips, and slide presentations. His fishing passion is the pursuit of wild brook trout on the dry fly, but he has been known to take advantage of any fly fishing opportunity offered to him.