CFFCM on Ebay

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Most members and friends of CFFCM are familiar with the many silent and live auctions held at events, as well as the numerous items sold in the Museum Gift Shop.

These opportunities offer individuals a chance to purchase both new and used equipment, tackle, books, art and other items at good prices, while supporting CFFCM. Much of the material sold has been donated by members to help support the center. These generous gifts are always appreciated, as the staff tries its best to acknowledge them, both individually and in this newsletter.

CFFCM will begin to auction off many of these same items on eBay on a regular basis. Actually the center has already sold articles on eBay over the years, but now will
expand and coordinate the offerings. This is the first step to an online store, which will come down the road.

CFFCM will sell as a non-profit organization to avoid the 10% seller fee usually charged by eBay. That will allow the center to recoup 100% of the value of donated articles. Items will be listed either as auctions with a starting bid price (with an option to “buy it now” at a higher price) or with a fixed price. After the listing ends and payment is received via PayPal, the article will be promptly shipped. Tracking info will be updated to the site, so buyers can follow the delivery and ensure they receive the item.

The CFFCM store link can be found at:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/catskillflyfishingcenter/m.html

 

STORY TELLING AT CFFCM ‘What’s podCASTING Got to Do With It?’

STORY TELLING AT CFFCM
‘What’s podCASTING Got to Do With It?’
Filmmakers Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling will talk about “story telling through podcasting” on December 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wulff Gallery at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) in Livingston Manor. The presentation is sponsored by Morgan Outdoors, a unique outdoor store on the edge of the Catskill Park, in Livingston Manor.Stuart-Pontier is a Sullivan County native and the son of CFFCM Executive Director Glenn Pontier. Smerling is a fly fisherman. They created the Emmy Award winning HBO series “The Jinx” and are now collaborating on a podcast series “Crimetown” from Gimlet Media.

Stuart-Pontier’s new film “Bleed for This” (actor Miles Teller, director Ben Younger) opened at theaters around the country on November 18. “Crimetown” will debut on Sunday, November 20. For more information and to hear the trailer, go to https://gimletmedia.com/show/crimetown.

This season the series investigates the culture of crime in Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. This is a story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters – a story where it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

Podcasts are digital audio files available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player.

The conversation between Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling – and the audience – is free, but the numbers are limited. Light refreshments will be served. Call CFFCM at 845-439-4810 for reservations.

#GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

You donation will help support the next generation of fly anglers by joining CFFCM in #GivingTuesday.
The CFFCM is the world’s largest facility dedicated to the preservation of fly fishing and the promotion of its future.  And it is the only one that celebrates the uniqueness of the Catskills – the birthplace of American dry fly fishing. Taking part in #GivingTuesday will assist CFFCM in providing numerous programs throughout the 2017 year.  Each year the Center hosts educational programs, events and activities linked to the fly fishing community.

As the center grows, we need your support to make it all happen.  Members are the heart of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.  We look forward to seeing you in 2017 across the bridge.

To participate in the #givingtuesday movement, go to our website www.cffcm.com and click on the donate button.”

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2016 Arts of the Angler Show Info and Schedule

CATSKILL FLY FISHING CENTER & MUSEUM

ARTS OF THE ANGLER

November 5 and November 6, 2016

Danbury Ethan Allen Hotel

Exit 4, Lake Avenue, Route I-84, Danbury, CT

 

Daily Admission  $12/ $20 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Hours: Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am- 3:00pm.

The Arts of the Angler is a full feature fly fishing show in an elegant atmosphere. Here one will find the finest contemporary and collectible fly fishing tackle and accessories, fly tying materials and display flies, books, gifts, destinations, instruction, guiding and services for the fly fishing community. Saturday features a silent auction with items sure to be of interest to the discerning collector and aficionado. Environmental attorney, cinematographer and fly fisherman Ted Rogowski is the featured speaker at the 35th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Show Highlights

  • Vendors will be exhibiting all sorts of items for every kind of angler. Be sure to visit each one to see what is available. Your next favorite rod or tackle item is waiting to go home with you.
  • The intimate setting and show floor provide a chance to meet rod builders, fly tyers and other artisans in the fly fishing community. Peruse the aisles and discuss the process of crafting a bamboo rod, ask questions of rodmakers and learn about the art of cane rods.
  • Watch over 30 tyers in action from across the table. Demonstrations will be going on all day. Learn new patterns as well as methods and techniques to refine your favorite pattern. Interested in fly tying? Stop by the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and learn the basics of fly tying.
  • Trout Unlimited, the largest cold water conservation organization, will discuss the importance of protecting water while providing educational information about conservation and ethical angling.
  • Have something of value but not sure how much? Bob Selb of Classic FlyFisherman will identify and appraise items for you. Have you wondered what a certain book, print, accessory or equipment was worth? Here’s a chance to speak with someone who knows.
  • CFFCM book sale provides ample resources to build and maintain your angling library. Books range from soft to hard cover, new to used condition and are priced to take home. Every book purchased supports CFFCM programs.
  • Yankee Fisherman host John Kovatch will broadcast live on Sunday. Stop by and say hi to John and share your best fish tale.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Room 1

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Dave Van Burgel  Basics of Bamboo Rodmaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.      John Shaner  Soft Hackles

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.        Steve Culton  Wet Flies 101

Room 2

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Peggy Brenner  Tying Successful Traditional Streamers

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.       Joan Wulff  The Art of Fly Casting

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.        Tony Ritter  Upper Delaware River: Flyfishing, History & Politics

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Room 1

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Kathy Scott  Writing about The Letters to Everett Garrison

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Terry Shultz Fishing in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Oman

Room 2

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Joan Wulff  The Art of Fly Casting

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Nick Rubicco  Montauk on the Fly

 

Arts of the Angler is produced and owned by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For information, email office@cffcm.com or call 845-439-4810. Visit us at www.cffcm.com. Like us on Facebook/cffcm. Follow us on Twitter @cffcmofficial and Instragram @cffcm

Arts of the Angler Feature Presentations

JOAN WULFF TO GIVE CASTING LESSON

‘Arts of the Angler’ on November 5 and 6 in Danbury, CT

 arts-of-the-anglers-poster-portraitCelebrated fly caster Joan Wulff will present “The Art of Fly Casting” during the two-day “Arts of the Angler” show on November 5 and 6 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. The 9th annual event is sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY.

The show runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6. Cost is $12 per day or $20 for the weekend. Children are free.

World-renowned caster Joan Wulff will teach the mechanics of fly casting during two sessions on Saturday. Each program will be limited to 10 people on a first come, first served basis. “The rooms aren’t big enough for actual full casts, but this will explain what individuals can expect from the tackle they use – and what they can expect from themselves,” Wulff said.

Joan Salvato Wulff has been casting since she was a school girl in 1937.  She was a National Casting Champion from 1943-1960.  She won a national distance casting championship against all-male competition in 1951 and made a record cast of 161 feet in 1960.  With Lee Wulff, Joan started the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in 1979, which is still running strong.  Joan has written four books on fly casting and fishing, the best known being Joan Wulff’s Fly Casting Techniques.

“Arts of the Angler” features the finest contemporary and collectible fly fishing tackle and accessories, fly tying materials, books, art, destinations, instruction guides and services for the fly fishing community. Over 35 tables of fly tyers will provide nonstop tying demonstrations of the latest, as well as proven patterns. Fishing tackle expert Bob Selb of the Classic Fly Fisherman will identify and value items brought to the show.

Environmental attorney, cinematographer and fly fisherman Ted Rogowski is the featured speaker at the center’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations are suggested for this event which has limited space.

Programs and seminars throughout the weekend feature the “how to,” “where to” and “what to” in fly fishing. In addition to Joan Wulff, programs include: “Writing about The Letters to Everett Garrison” by Kathy Scott; “Basics of Bamboo Rodmaking” by Dave VanBurgel; “Fishing in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Oman” by Terry Shultz; “Wet Flies 101” by Steve Culton and “The Upper Delaware River – Fly Fishing, History and Politics” with Tony Ritter.

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will have a table of fly fishing books, both new and slightly used, as well as a table from the center’s gift shop. Private books from individuals will not be accepted for sale at the center’s table this year.

The Ethan Allen Inn is located at Interstate 84 Exit 4, Lake Avenue Ext. in Danbury, CT.

For a program schedule and more information, call CFFCM at 845-439-4810 or go to www.cffcm.com.

2016 Arts of the Angler

arts-of-the-anglers-poster-portraitFULL FEATURE FLY FISHING SHOW

‘Arts of the Angler’ on November 5 and 6 in Danbury, CT

 

DANBURY, CT – Every aspect of fly fishing will be featured during the two-day “Arts of the Angler” show on November 5 and 6 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. The 9th annual event is sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY.

The show runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6. Cost is $12 per day or $20 for the weekend. Children are free.

Environmental attorney, cinematographer and fly fisherman Ted Rogowski will be the guest speaker at the center’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the show. He and Terry Shultz will hold a conversation about fly fishing and its relationship to clean water and important life time events. The presentation will include “The Tale of the $100,000 Green Grasshopper.” Cost is $40 per person. Reservations are suggested for this event which has limited space.

The event features the finest contemporary and collectible fly fishing tackle and accessories, fly tying materials, books, art, destinations, instruction guides and services for the fly fishing community. Programs and seminars throughout the weekend will feature the “how to,” “where to” and “what to” in fly fishing.

Over 35 tables of fly tyers will provide nonstop tying demonstrations of the latest, as well as proven patterns. Fishing tackle expert Bob Selb of the Classic Fly Fisherman will identify and value items brought to the show.

Programs will include: “The Art of Fly Casting” by Joan Wulff, “Fishing in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Oman” by Terry Shultz, “Wet Flies 101” by Steve Culton and “The Upper Delaware River – Fly Fishing, History and Politics” with Tony Ritter.

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will have a table of fly fishing books, both new and slightly used, as well as a table from the center’s gift shop.

The Ethan Allen Inn is located at Interstate 84 Exit 4, Lake Avenue Ext. in Danbury, CT.

For a program schedule and more information, call CFFCM at 845-439-4810 or go to www.cffcm.com.

Summerfest 2016 Casting Competition Results

2016 Summerfest Casting Competition Results

Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s casting competitions as well as the line judges, scorers, registration staff and additional volunteer assistants that made this two day competition a success! Your continued support and interest in casting competitions is vital to the growth of the sport.

HARDY CUP BAMBOO

Men’s 

1st: Mike McFarland, combined casts 223.3 plus 30 feet rod handicap for total of 253.3

2nd: George McCabe, combined casts 193.11 plus 30 feet rod handicap for total of 223.11

3rd: Leonard Tobler, combined casts 193.10 plus 30 feet rod handicap for total of 223.10

Women’s
1st: Diane McCabe, combined casts 144.0 plus 30 feet rod handicap for total of 174.0

2nd: Ruth Moase, combined casts 111.0 plus 30 feet rod handicap for total of 141.0

3rd: Nina Daley, combined casts 119 plus 10 feet rod handicap for total of 129.10

   


HARDY/ROYAL WULFF GRAPHITE 2016 RESULTS

Men’s
1st: Leonard Tobler, combined casts 211.0
2nd: Mike McFarland, combined casts 202.9
3rd: Bryn Bode, combined casts 191.11

Women’s
1st: Hyun Konne, combined casts 152.1
2nd: Nina Daley, combined casts 127.3
3rd: Nicole Seymour, combined casts 125.1

Teen
Erik Barton, combined casts 143.9


FENWICK FIBERGLASS 2016 CHALLENGE RESULTS

Men’s
1st: Bryn Bode, combined casts 212.0
2nd: Mike McFarland, combined casts 211.4
3rd: Leonard Tobler, combined casts 211.2

Women’s
1st: Nina Daley, combined casts 133.7
2nd: Diane McCabe, combined casts 132.11
3rd: Nicole Seymour, combined casts 128.11

Dette Youth Competition
Isabella Polansky. combined casts 68.7

Ralph Graves Memorial Golf Tournament

 

11058327_10154130169119972_477673717000837272_nThe Ralph Graves Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 14th at the Twin Villages Golf Course in Roscoe, NY. Drop your fly rod for the day and come swing a club. Tournament Chairman Ted Patlen has organized the 10th annual tournament to benefit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center. Arrival time is 12:30pm. After playing 9 holes, golfers will return to the Center for a steak dinner and awards ceremony. If you cannot create a team, we can help make one for you. Come and have a great time and benefit the Center. Price is $55 for golf/dinner and $30 for dinner only. Register directly at the Center by calling 845-439-4810 or email office@cffcm.com

Summerfest is almost here!

Summerfest 2016 Celebrates the Center! Join members and friends on August 6th and 7th as we continue our 35th celebration with our longest running program in Center history. Come across the bridge to enjoy all that Summerfest has to offer. The festivities begin at 8:30am and include: Angler’s Market where one can find items of all kinds of fantastic items: angling, lifestyle, arts, crafts and so much more. Casting Competitions where one can come out and challenge their casting skills with a variety of events: The Hardy Bamboo Cup, Hardy/Royal Wulff Graphite Classic, Fenwick Fiberglass Challenge and the newest event Dette Youth (11 & under) Contest. Casting Demos will be held on the newly restored pond, Kid’s arts and crafts; Pig Roast for all attendees; Presentations and lectures in the Wulff Gallery. Jubilee on Sunday we will celebrate Agnes Van Put’s 100th birthday, the Center’s 35th incorporation and other member milestones. Be sure to check the CFFCM website, www.cffcm.com for more up-to-date information as well as the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cffcm as programs are subject to change. We are thankful to our sponsors, staff and volunteers that work to make this weekend a successful event for the Center. If you are interested in a vendor table or available to assist, please contact the office at 845-439- 4810 or email us at office@cffcm.com

Jubilee Day Celebration! Join us on Sunday, August 7 at 2:00pm for a day of celebration. We will all sing Happy Birthday to Agnes Van Put and offer a champagne toast. There will be cakes galore! We will honor the 35th incorporation of the Center along with other special occasions of members. If you have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate that ends in a 0 or 5, let us know. Call or email office@cffcm.com so we can include you in our celebratory list.

CFFCM Welcomes new Executive Director Glenn Pontier

NEW DIRECTOR AT FLY FISHING CENTER
Meet Glenn Pontier at Annual Summerfest on August 6 and 7
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July 13, 2016

[LIVINGSTON MANOR] – The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) has hired Glenn Pontier as its new Executive Director.  He will be introduced to members and the public at the 2016 Summerfest and Anglers Market on August 6 and 7 at 1031 Old Route 17 in Livingston Manor.  A resident of Barryville, NY, Pontier was the long-time former director of Sullivan Renaissance.

CFFCM is dedicated to preserving the heritage of fly fishing, while enhancing the present experience and protecting its future.  The center maintains a museum, gallery and workshops on its 53 acre property on the banks of Willowemoc Creek, the birthplace of American dry fly fishing.  Located between Livingston Manor and Roscoe, facilities also include a gift shop, library, picnic area, nature trails and pond.

“The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum and its members, along with sister organizations around the country, do way more than ‘go fishing.’  These are the people who have taken the lead in protecting our streams and woodland environments, even while they are boosting our economy through tourism. I’m proud to be working with this great group of people,” said Pontier. “Plus, my hope is to learn fly fishing from the most skilled anglers in the world.”

Reporting to the board of trustees, Pontier will have general strategic, operational and creative responsibility for programs, membership expansion and implementation of the mission.  He will help establish policies and priorities, oversee staff and volunteers, and represent the organization in the community.
“We are impressed by Glenn’s talents to lead our organization and his dedication to Sullivan County and the people who live here,” said CFFCM board President Kelly Buchta, “We look forward to him keeping our existing programs on track and organized, while taking our professionalism to a new level and helping us develop new ideas.”

Pontier replaces long time director Jim Krul, who retired in January.

While at Sullivan Renaissance Pontier oversaw the organization as it evolved to fund multiple community development initiatives in every town and village throughout Sullivan County.  He is recognized as a community organizer, writer and journalist experienced in collaborating with organizations that have various and diverse missions – from government and non-profits to small businesses and corporations.  He began work with the Gerry Foundation in 2000 as Director of Communications, helping to plan and create the music pavilion and museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and handling press communications.  Prior to that he was Director of Communications for the County of Sullivan; News Director for WVOS Radio in Liberty; and Editor of The River Reporter in Narrowsburg, where he established, built, managed and edited the award-winning weekly newspaper.  He and his wife, Araceli, live along the Delaware River in Barryville.
For more information about Summerfest, museum hours and other programs, call 845-439-4810 or visit www.cffcm.com

Welcome Glenn!