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Monday, January 10, 2011

Mid Winter Fly Fishing Update & News

Cross Current Guide Service & Outfitters
Capt. Joe Demalderis
2010 Orvis Endorsed Freshwater Guide of the Year
607-241-7000 or 914-475-6779 cell
It never ceases to amaze me how the New Year sneaks up on us.  The season begins in April chasing rainbows and browns on the Upper Delaware and with a few diversions for striped bass, false albacore, bluefish and steelhead, bang, we're shouting "Happy New Year!".

It’s a good thing January hurries and arrives each year. It catches us off guard after a busy year of meeting many new fish.  The colder days the month brings makes it the perfect time to take a short break and reflect back on the past year. It also allows time to look forward to the coming season with all the exciting new plans laid down.  Relaxing hours spent at the tying vise daydreaming of hungry fish with the completion of each new fly.

2010 was as interesting as any with some spectacular days on the water and other days that presented a host of challenges not all that different from other years.  The one common denominator on each and every day was the camaraderie and the good times we shared.

This coming season there are a few new things coming up.  First, not really new, but worth mentioning again is our trip to Patagonia this February.  We’ll be hosting several weeks at different locations in Chile. If you’re interested in coming along drop an email or call for more details.  There's only a couple of spots open.

This summer is a trip fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec with our good friend, Glenn LeGrande at his Camp Bonaventure Lodge.  This is an excellent Atlantic salmon destination with access to some outstanding water, top notch guides and excellent food and lodging.  A trip not to be missed!  Drop a note to crosscurrent@optonline.net if you want to learn more.

We’ve added a new guide to our Delaware River line up.  Ryan Furtak will be joining us this coming season.  Some of you know Ryan from Border Waters Fly Shop where he’s worked the last couple of seasons and from guiding on the Lake Erie tributaries also.  Check the guide page on our website where Ryan’s complete bio will be posted in the near future.  Ryan is a hard working, personable and knowledgeable guide whose training as an engineer at Penn State University has him paying attention to the details others often miss.

Some “reel” excitement comes with the unveiling of the Double Haul Club.  This has been a yearlong project that has finally come together. We’ll be sending out a separate announcement real soon, but briefly the Club will provide its members with many benefits including discounts on goods and services, savings on sporting travel, and private access on the Upper Delaware and other locations. All the information will be available at the two fly fishing shows we'll be at this winter or drop us a note at crosscurrent@optonline.net for more info.

We’ll be at the Somerset, NJ Fly Fishing Show January 21, 22, 23, 2011 and at the new Philadelphia Fly Fishing Show on March 5, 6, 2011.  Coz is a featured “ fly fishing celebrity” at both shows joining the likes of Lefty Kreh, Cathy & Barry Beck, Dave Whitlock, Conway Bowman and others.  Come and check out Coz’s informative and entertaining presentation, then stop by our booth for a visit and learn about the new programs we’re offering.

Joe Demalderis