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13th Annual Event Celebrates the Middle of Winter


LIVINGSTON MANOR – The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will host the 13th annual Fly Fest in the Wulff Gallery at the center in Livingston Manor on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over 40 tyers are expected to participate from inside and outside of the area.  Individuals who want to learn how to tie are also invited.  The event is sponsored by Catskill Flies of Roscoe.

Fly Fest marks the middle of winter and is the first CFFCM event of the new year after.  It is a great opportunity to tie flies with a group.  The day is not formal, but offers a chance to tie, socialize and have a look at the exhibits.

“For those needing an outing after being cooped up in the house, this is a sure cure for the winter doldrums,” said Rick Fischer, who organizes the event.  “It’s also a reminder that whether or not the groundhog saw his shadow two days earlier, there are less than two months before a new trout season begins in New York.” 

Participants are asked to make a $5.00 donation to CFFCM.  Tyers should bring a lunch or make arrangements to go out to get it.  If the weather looks too unsafe for travel, Catskill Flies will post on in the stream conditions section that Fly Fest has been cancelled and CFFCM will post a notice to our Facebook page.

For Fly Fest information, contact coordinator Rick Fischer at; or Catskill Flies at or 607-498-6146.

For more about CFFCM, call 845-439-4810, email or go to

Samantha Mango