As a member of several fly-fishing clubs and outdoor organizations, I know how challenging it is to organize interesting, entertaining and informative club presentations.

To assist you in that process, I offer a series of presentations for fly-fishing clubs and other groups. Suitable for meeting calendars and speaker engagements, the presentations are approximately one hour long; they are a combination of lecture and slide show and can be customized to meet your specific needs. Individual and group instructional sessions for fly-fishing and fly-casting, fly-tying and light tackle fishing are also available. A preview of each topic follows. Please contact me for availability and rates.

Fly Fishing And Light Tackle Instruction
I'm pleased to announce several new offerings through my website. Available opportunities include custom and individual instruction in the fundamentals of fly-fishing and light tackle angling, including the elements of fly-casting, fly tying and general fly-fishing techniques. As well, there are sessions for light tackle spinning and conventional angling. Club presentations - customized for your membership's needs - can also be scheduled. For further information, schedules and rates please contact me at
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Saltwater Flies of the Northeast
This presentation complements my book and parallels its development. Rich in digital images of saltwater flies of the Northeast, the presentation contains a bit of historical background about the development of some of the foremost regional fly patterns. It also includes a number of fly-fishing views and tips by some of the area's best fly tiers and fly anglers. It can be conducted as a lecture and show, or in conjunction with a book signing.

Fly Fishing Long Island
The waters surrounding Long Island collectively represent a world-class fishery. This presentation takes the viewer on a fly fishing tour around the Island, from the western sections of the North and South Shores, up both coastlines to the "forks" and out to the eastern reaches of Montauk and Orient Point. An expanded view of fly fishing Long Island, this presentation also complements a guidebook of the same name that is due to be published in May 2007 by Countryman Press.

Fly Fishing Long Island Sound
I have been fishing this remarkable estuary since the mid-1970s and caught my first salt water fish on a fly rod in the Sound in 1979. It has been a love affair ever since. Long Island Sound is a prolific fishery with numerous fly-fishing opportunities for the boating and wading angler. Species regularly present in season include striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, fluke, shad, Spanish mackerel, bonito and false albacore. The Sound is also known to host occasional visits of skipjack and small bluefin tuna. Fly Fishing Long Island Sound focuses on the where, when and how of fly-fishing this magnificent body of water, with a specific spotlight on the central Sound destinations.

Alaska....Fly Fishing the Last Frontier
If any of your membership have been to Alaska, have an interest in venturing there to fish or would simply enjoy the opportunity to visit the Great Land - even just for one night - this presentation fits the bill. Fly Fishing the Last Frontier is replete with photographs, maps, flies, tackle, key destinations and fish. The presentation is the culmination of my experiences in Alaska, where I've been fishing since 1989. It covers all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, char, Dolly Varden and grayling as well as many of the prime locations. Trip planning and lodge and camp alternatives are also discussed.

Instructional Sessions
Through my writings and my travel, I have access to some of the finest fly tiers and fly casters on the East Coast. As a result, I can offer individual or group sessions for fly-fishing, fly-casting, fly tying and light tackle fishing. Sessions can be customized to suit the beginner or the advanced angler.