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Planning has begun for the:
Monday, March 18, 2013
Fly Fishing Expo
March 18, 2013 at 6:30 P.M.
***Ludlow Elks Club***
**69 Chapin Street**
*** Steve Babbitt ***
program will consist of a 60/40% combination of nymph fishing and small stream fishing. He will also include
some of his guide flies in the program. It will be a power point program presentation with some video footage
included. There will be enough time for questions following the presentation.
Steve was born and raised in the Northeastern Connecticut, where he eventually put down his roots. He has been fishing
since age 4, growing up in a family that trout fished he had some very good teachers. At age 12, in 1974, he started fly fishing
and has been doing it ever since. He started to tie flies not long after, taught by a family friend who
owned a small bait & tackle shop about 5 miles from his house. He would ride his bike there on Saturdays
to sit, listen, watch and learn. He began to do supply tying in 1995 for a local sport shop when their
regular tier got sick. In 1997 at the request of the shop owner he had his first guiding experience. The
following year he began to guide on weekends and formed Connecticut Highlands Fly Fishing, tying custom fly orders and doing
supply tying. In 2008 his friend Jim opened JTs fly shop and asked for his help, so he began guiding for him and lending
a hand in the shop when he could.
Steve has fished all over
New England both fresh and saltwater, has caught snook and tarpon in southwest Florida, fished western US states for trout
and New Brunswick for Atlantic salmon. He spent many years fishing in Maine while in college and still
makes an annual trip there. He is presently part of the Hardy and Greys guide program as well as Flymen
Fishing Company's, (makers of nymph head beads and fish skulls), guide program.
He has done talks at a few Connecticut TU
chapters and other fly fishing clubs in Connecticut.
Join us for a very interesting discussion about the Fly Fishing .
Keep the above date open!!
Don't missVendors and Displays!
Including: D.T. Tackle, Marla Blair, J.T. Tackle, Mass Outdoor Exposition, MassWildlife,
Pioneer Valley Sportsmens Council, Riverways (Westfield River Watershed Assoc.), WMFF - Membership Table and more.
*** FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS ***
Speak with our tiers, learn what is working in local
streams. Check out the Goldie
& Pearlie hot new flies.
*** DOOR PRIZE - ROD, LINE, LEADER & FLIES ***
*** DAN TRELA CUSTOM ROD RAFFLE ***
*** MONSTER TABLE RAFFLE ***
*** FLY TYING CLASS - RAFFLE ***
Don't miss this raffle, it includes all the materials
tool needed to tie the flies featured in our 2013 fly tying classes.
SAME OLD ADMISSION PRICE
GENERAL ADMISSION $5.00
Children under 12 free
**** $1.00 Discount Tickets Available ****
At Many Sports Shops
and from WMFF members.
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WESTERN MASS FLY FISHERMEN
FLY FISHERMENS WORKSHOP
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
LUDLOW ELKS CLUB
$1.00 OFF ADULT ADMISSION
Come out, bring your family. Enjoy
an evening watching our various demonstrations, speaking with guides, learning about the Massachusetts state hatcheries and
stocking programs. Watch and speak with fly tiers as they turn out various patterns used in both fresh and saltwater
fishing. Learn about the Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition, a fantastic event for the entire family. Learn how
rods are constructed, purchase needed supplies from vendors. Perhaps you will a prize in one of the raffle's. Talk
to other attendees about productive techniques and productive waters.
** Directions to the Elks Club Ludlow **
Go over the Indian Orchard Bridge.
Turn right and stay in right hand
Go thru the next set of lights and curve left onto East Street.
At the top of the hill, go to the set of lights at Chapin Street.
3-4 miles on the right
will be a sign for the Elks Club. It's in a wooded area. Go in the front entrance and turn right.
From The Mass
Take Ludlow exit #7 off of the mass pike and turn right at the ramp end. Turn right at the
next set of lights onto Chapin Street
Go straight thru the next 2 sets
After the second light go approx. 3-4 miles until you see
the Elks Club sign.
It's in a wooded area. Go in the front entrance and turn right.
Call Bill Rose
You may also use the handy
locater map below.
Just type in your address and your route will be planned for you.