A.F.F.S. ENDORSED GUIDES, CAPTAINS, INSTRUCTORS, CLASSES, SCHOOLS, LODGES, HOTELS
AN ORGANIZATION OF FLY FISHING PROFESSIONAL GUIDES, CAPTAINS, LODGES, MANUFACTURERS & FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE PLANET..
Next Events A.F.F.S. Will be at:
Orange County Convention Center
July 10 - 13
MILLWAUKEE SPORTSMEN SHOW
State Fairgrounds Complex - Milwaukee, WI.
March 7 -12 2018
CHICAGO SPORTSMEN SHOW
March 22 -25
Arlington Park Racetrack & Convention Center
Arlington Park, ILL.
Our annual first big Show in January was once again the GARDEN STATE SPORTSMEN SHOW.. GSOS.com
This year our newest addition is our brand new 50' L.x 24' W. x 2' D. Fly Casting and Shallow Watercraft Pond using our "SIMUL-CAST" System of wireless In Pond Audio presenter microphones coupled with our 100" Daylight Projection Screen showing Videos, Power Point Presentations and Website Media to create the best In Water demonstrations and seminars possible. Other features at this years Show were our expert fly tiers Bart Lombardo and Chip Jablonski demonstrating and teaching their patterns at the tying bench in our A.F.F.S. FLY FISHING ARTS TRAILER along with a few of my "Simpler Skill" patterns when ever I had free time at the show (not much of that) to do so. Chandler Williams demo'd some of his new patterns he developed in Bolivia this year for catching Golden Dorado and other exotic fly rod species..
I am pleased to announce the progress being made by our latest A.F.F.S. member operations that came on board in Kentucky and Wisconsin this year TNT GUIDE SERVICE located on Cave Run Lake. Shaun Cox is the owner operator and lead guide of this fast growing operation that targets trophy Muskies. Shaun grew up in the Cave Run area fishing for Muskies and Largemouth. He has assembled a top notch group of local experienced Guides including his long time fishing buddy Justin Mullins who is also extreemly knowledgeable about the habits of this exciting game fish, as Justin started catching them in his early childhood (age 6) at the knee of his deceased father, "Crash" Mullins, the famous Musky Guide, Freshwater Hall of Fame Angler and star of his popular T.V. fishing show that was instrumental in pioneering, promoting and conserving the Southern muskellunge fishery.. We are pleased to have Shaun, Justin and the rest of the guys at TNT taking a keen interest in developing this fishery for more anglers including our clients to enjoy with fly tackle. Capt. Mike and Paul Healy are working with the guys at TNT to hone their big fish skills with fly fishing tackle for one of the toughest freshwater species. I plan on capturing some of the action for you on camera if we get lucky for our Flyrod.TV channel Show and our future seminars.. RYANS GUIDE SERVICE is a new 1 man band (so far) owned and operated by Ryan Doran that is well suited to the business of putting clients on trophy species with fly tackle. I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days on the water with him very early this Spring during our visit there to exhibit A.F.F.S. services at the outstanding annual MILLWAUKEE SPORTSMEN SHOW. In the coldest of weather with still plenty of patch ice in the trib Rivers and Lake Michigan Ryan put us on fish both Steelies and Big Browns. Guide Paul Healy remained in Wisconsin for 2 weeks fishing every day that the weather permitted with Ryan and landed several more braging size chromers and browns before they headed to Chicago to set up our Show booth at that event. Since then with more clients and students from the 2 Events Ryan has been busy guiding, teaching and fishing himself almost every day. He has been sending me regular updates and photos of his trophy catches on the fly of salmon, trout, pike and muskies. As I encourage all of our affiliated guides to do so, to increase their client bookings. I believe our Southern Wisconsin operations are in great hands with Ryan so if you are living in this area or are planing to visit Wisconsin, give us a call or text here at the office and we will help you hook up with Ryan,,
Please contact us for discount tickets to attend any Shows that we are exhibiting at and avoid the often long lines at the gates.
We always offer special discounts at the Shows on Fly Tackle and A.F.F.S. trips. You can also win several valuable product prizes including Trips. complete Travel outfits, fly lines, leaders, tippet spools and flies by attending our Seminars at the Shows.
Be sure to stop by A.F.F.S. Guide / Instructor Paul Healy's live "GOURMET CAMPSITE COOKING" demos on the Show Floors Main Exhibit Stages to learn how to enhance your Outdoor Cooking Skills and for free samples of some of Paul's creations paired with a sample growler of DOG FISH lager or a glass of cold Spring water.
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Learn all about what's new on the last American Frontier of Fly Fishing. Tackle, techniques, Videos and availableTrips to take you out to challenge the big game pelagics locally and world wide..
Watch Top Tiers like John Collins pictured above explain their techniques at the vise and learn when and how you can get Group or Private Fly Tying Lessons..
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