Craig Buckbee  

Burlington Flats, NY

Craig is an FFI Master Certified Casting Instructor and a licensed guide in NY and PA.  He also works as a casting instructor at Joan Wulff's Fly Fishing School.  He competes in ACA casting tournaments and has won medals in national tournaments competing against the best casters in the world.  Craig will be giving two casting presentations.  One on general techniques and fine tuning your casting stroke and one on keys of the double haul.

Tom Baltz  

Mnt Holly Springs, PA 

Tom is a wealth of knowledge on fly fishing and tying and is a long time Orvis endorsed guide.  Tom is the parachute fly master and will present ways to tie perfect parachute style flies and well as general techniques to improve your fly tying. 

Mike McFarland

Bellwood, PA

Mike has owned and operated McFarland Rod Company since 1997 and has expanded the company to include a full blank rolling facility.  His fiberglass and graphite rods and blanks are sought after by anglers and rodmakers around the world.  In addition to rod making, Mike is heavily involved in tournament casting through the American Casting Association and is a 4 time winner of the Hardy Cup. Mike will give a presentation on composite blank construction and rod design.  He will also be available for casting instruction throughout the day. 

Ryan Welch 

Hamburg, NY

Best described as a fish bum, Ryan has fished around the world and loves saltwater fly fishing.  In the past year alone Ryan has fished the Florida Everglades,  Christmas Island, Mexico, and the Bahamas.  Ryan will present a slide show on these destinations and discuss the flies and equipment that are effective for everything from bonefish and snook to tarpon and giant trevally.

Nick Pionessa  

Lancaster, NY

Nick is full time guide and spey casting guru.  He has been a commercial fly tier for over 20 years.  He is also an excellent photographer and his work has been featured in numerous publications.  Nick will be giving a spey casting clinic as well as tying demos throughout the day.

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