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Ground to be broken for fly fishing museum addition

March 21, 2012

Ground will be broken for a two-story 5000-square-foot addition to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) Paul Dahlie Education Building at the opening day ceremonies at the museum on April 1. The addition will house the Catskill Rodmakers Workshop and Heritage Craft Center on the lower level and on the upper, the Wulff Gallery.

The Catskill Rodmakers’ Workshop and Heritage Craft Center will be a fully operational bamboo rod-making shop and include an area for historical rod-making equipment and artifacts. Also planned will be a dedicated area for workshops on subjects including reel making, fly tying, net making, photography, carving, painting and more. There will be regular demonstrations of work in progress on and appreciation of bamboo fly rods.

The Wulff Gallery will be on the upper level of the addition, and dedicated to exhibits of Lee and Joan Wulff, featuring both permanent and temporary exhibits. Included in this area will be a library in a multi-purpose meeting room for seminars, film festivals, classes, programs and lectures relating to fly fishing.