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20th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction

The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum’s 20th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Comfort Suites, 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.

A social hour will begin at 4:30 PM with a cash bar, and silent and live auction item viewing. In addition to the many silent and live auction items, we will be drawing the raffle tickets for our two special raffles… a Future Beach, Trophy 126 Kayak, and a Thom Glace original Brook Trout painting. Raffle tickets for these items will be available at the banquet. Each attendee will receive a Shenk’s Letort Hopper tied by some of PA’s finest fly tiers.

Buffet banquet cost is $40 per person. The buffet includes: Bourbon Salmon and Sliced Roast Beef, salad, rolls, starch, vegetable, chef’s choice dessert, coffee and iced tea. A vegetarian entrée option is available with advanced notice. You may reserve your seat online, at paflyfishing.org, or by sending a check to: PFFMA, P.O. BOX 205, Boiling Springs, PA 17007. Deadline for banquet reservation is Friday, October 27th. 


The PFFMA will be honoring fly angler, author and fly designer Ed Shenk, Master of the Letort. Ed started fishing over 80 years ago, and has designed many important fly patterns, such as, the Letort Cricket, Shenk’s Letort Hopper, White Minnow, Sculpin and many others. Ed has authored Fly Rod Trouting, plus over 50 fly fishing and fly tying articles in major sporting magazines. Ed also spent 30 plus years conducting fly fishing schools with his friend Joe Humphreys. Joe Humphreys will be on hand to present Ed with his award.

PFFMA member Ed Jaworowski will give a special tribute to the late Bernard “Lefty” Kreh. Ed will share Lefty’s one of a kind humor, and humble personality through his photo program and his words. 


We have an awesome line-up of auction items for your bidding pleasure. Two of our 20th anniversary items include a 3 night, 2 day all-inclusive guided stay at the South Holston River Lodge, Bristol, TN, donated in memory of Lefty Kreh, and our 20th anniversary Bamboo Fly Rod made by John Zimny and Tom Smithwick. We also have an array of fly fishing trips, rods, reels, artwork, books, and other items. Auction items will be displayed regularly on our Facebook page, PA Fly Fishing Museum. If you are unable to attend the banquet, you may submit a proxy bid for any of our auction items. Submit your auction bid, along with the name of the item to:  usaflies@pa.net. Proxy bid deadline is Friday, November 2, 2018. 


Guestrooms are available at the Comfort Suites, 10 South Hanover Street, at a rate of $84.00 per night with a $4.00 per night per vehicle parking charge.  A hot continental breakfast is included in the guestroom rate. Reservations may be made by calling 717-960-1000.  Guestrooms are also available at the Comfort Inn, 77 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA  17013. PFFMA Member rate is $74.00 per night + taxes. For reservations call 717.706.3400.  The Comfort Suites is in downtown Carlisle. The Comfort Inn is adjacent to the museum.

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