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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Summerfest at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

Summerfest at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM) in Livingston Manor, NY also includes the popular Anglers Market-Jubilee Weekend at CFFCM August 6 & 7, 2011.  This two day event is the largest outdoor market for the fly fishing tackle and accessory collector that we know of.   This year marks the event's 29th year.  

You'll want to check out the Hardy Cup bamboo rod casting competitionon Saturday August 6 from 9 AM until it's over  This event is open to everyone with a bamboo fly rod. 

The rules are simple, one bamboo rod with a 9' length maximum.  Each contestent is to have their own rod & reel with a floating line.  A handicap system is in place for those using the smaller, lighter line rods. Total points are based on the combination of two distance casts and one for accuracy.  Up to 6 practice casts will be allowed.

The over all point champion will receive a Commemorative 100th anniversary C.C. de France built by the Hardy master rod makers, Tom Moran and Callum Gladstone. Second and third place finishers will receive a Hardy classic fly reel. The winning caster's name will be engraved on the Tiffany designed perpetual "Hardy Bros. Cup" that will remain on display in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. The winner will be announced that evening at the Hardy Bros. Cup pig roast that is open to all (no charge). 

It's Joan Wulff's 85th birthday too, and Mary Dette turns 80.  Agnes Van Put (Queen mother of the Catskills) will be 95, Mary Fried turns 80 and Doc Fried turns 85 along with the Fried’s 55th Anniversary.  Join them all at the CFFCM on Sunday August 7 at 1:30 PM for cake and much fun.

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