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Fly fishing festivities in Manor

August 4, 2011

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will hold its Summerfest/Angler’s Market and Jubilee Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7. It features the largest flea market and fishing collectible two-day show in the USA, with over 100 tables loaded with fishing collectibles and treasures. In addition to fishing and outdoors-related items, local craft and gift vendors will have something for non-fishing companions and families to peruse. On Sunday, Jubilee Day, a celebration of community milestone events including Agnes Van Put’s 95th and Joan Wulff’s and Doc Alan Fried’s 85th birthdays will be held.

Other activities will include a collectible “trash or treasure” identification, casting clinics, musical entertainment, a kids’ fishing derby and The Great Willowemoc Fish Race. You can buy a fish (rubber) for $5, and the fish that comes out first on the downstream side of the bridge will split the purse with the CFFCM.

New this year, on Saturday, Hardy USA has partnered with CCFM to hold the first annual Hardy Bros. Cup casting competition. The casting event will be open to all individuals, and the only requirement is to use a bamboo fly rod nine feet in length or smaller. This casting contest will be based on two distance casts and one accuracy cast. Handicaps will be applicable to rods less than eight feet in length, and a tie-breaker will be determined by the age of the rod. Casters should be able to cast a sight fly 50 feet with a 7.5-footleader. Leaders and sight flies will be provided. The overall point champion will receive a commemorative 100th anniversary C.C. de France hand crafted by Hardy master rod makers, Tom Moran and Callum Gladstone. Second and third place finishers will receive a Hardy classic fly reel.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7
WHERE: Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Livingston Manor, NY
COST: Free
CONTACT: or 845-439-4810