June 20, 2009

  PFFMA is excited to once again host the Annual Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Heritage.  Heritage Day has a great tradition of being a gathering of fly fishing enthusiasts of all ages, interests, and skill levels coming together to celebrate Pennsylvania’s Fly Fishing Heritage.

When: Saturday, June 20, 2009
            8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Rain or Shine
Where: Allenberry Playhouse and Resort
            Boiling Springs, PA




There will be presentations and demonstrations by regional and nationally known experts on various fly fishing subjects. In addition, attendees will learn about fly fishing from exhibitors, vendors, fly tiers, bamboo rodmakers and other artisans. You can bring your fly fishing memorabilia and have it appraised by one of the antique tackle dealers. And there will also be great raffles and don't be left out on the crowd’s favorite... The Rubber Fish Race!

  • Pre-registration must be received by June 16th to reserve lunch.
  • $12 admission fee includes a tasty buffet picnic lunch.
  • Registration (without lunch) the day of the event is $7.
  • There will be only a limited number of buffet lunch tickets available the day of the event at an additional cost of $8 so we highly recommend pre-register before June 16th.

Admission is FREE for anyone 15 years old or younger!
Plus, there will be a FREE Youth Drawing with some great prizes. 
Youth can pre-register for the buffet picnic lunch for $6


Listed below are some of the activities currently scheduled.
Click here for the event schedule.

  • Fly Casting – One-on-one instruction and demonstrations.  Improve your casting skills or try casting for the first time with expert fly casting instructors from 9am to 3:30pm!
  • Fly Casting Competition – A fun and friendly competition for accuracy and distance. Open, Amateur & Youth Divisions.
  • Women's Fly Fishing Network - There will be a session devoted to women fly anglers to meet and discuss fly fishing opportunities.
  • Fly Tying Demonstrations - Watch notable fly tiers demonstrate their favorite patterns.
  • Aquatic Insects – Stream-side sessions on aquatic insect identification presented by Greg Hoover, specifically tailored for anglers.
  • Casting Cane – Meet cane rod builders and try casting various spilt cane rods.
  • Antiques “MeadowShow” – Like the Antiques RoadShow, Jerry Girard, an expert in appraising vintage bamboo rods and tackle, will be on hand to look over your treasures.
  • Rubber Fish Race – The fundraiser for the PFFMA is this fun and exciting Rubber Fish Race in the Yellow Breeches at 12:30, patterned after Rubber Ducky Races and the Kentucky Derby! $500 cash grand prize!!  You do not have to be present to win!
  • Plus Many Wonderful Fly Fishing Vendors and Exhibitors!


Angling Adventures – Tom Baltz, fly tying and guide services
Bart the Reel Man – Classic and used fishing tackle (717)243-3355
Big Spring Watershed Association
Chesapeake Rods & Reels – Bamboo rods, trout reels and flies ((410)296-1746
Dietrich Bros. Dream Catcher Fly Rods - bamboo fly rods and landing nets
Fisherman’s Quality Products – The “Original Reusable” – Smart Tapered Leader™
Four Seasons Fly Fishing Guide Service – Guided fly fishing trips across PA with Gene Giza
George McCabe – Fly rods, fly reels, misc. fly fishing supplies (440)708-1270
Grauer’s Fine Fly Tackle - Modern and classic rods and reels (410) 665-6034
Historical Angling Artifacts – Jerry Girard, collector/dealer of antique fly-fishing tackle; available to appraise your tackle
John Kromel Art – The art of flyfishing, oil paintings
Kiri Bamboo Rods & Kaz Fly Fishing - custom bamboo rods, used rods and reels
McFarland Rod Company – High-end fiberglass fly rods
Mike Heck’s Trout Guides – Guide services, flies, and new book: Spring Creek Strategies
R.J. Hosack Fine Cane Fly Rods – Fine cane fly rods (724)267-3531
Ramsay’s Trout Flies - Custom fly tying; fly tying and fly fishing instruction (610)582-6822
Squaw Island Company – Realistic fish and bird wood carvings by Steve Kimple
Stony Creek Rods - Bamboo rod builder
Susquehanna River Guides - Fly fishing trips for smallmouth bass with Brian Shumaker
The Classic Fly Fisherman - classic tackle, rods, reels
The Stoney Creek Company – Creators of fine fly tying furniture
Trout with Flies – Michael Snody, Custom tyed flies, the Vision of Trout
Wet Fly Waterguides - Wetfly fly fishing, instructional video
Yellow Breeches Outfitters - Full service fly fishing store, gift shop, and clothing store; now also a Hardy flagship store








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