While the majority of my busines revolves around the flies and displays that I sell, I do offer presentations as well. I currently have 3 presentations ready to offer to you and your club, and I am willing to create additional material if there is a specific topic you would like to know about as well. In the interest of sharing information and providing an easily accessible resource, I strive to keep my cost to you and your club low, and the terms I have established for my presentations help you to defray that cost even further. My terms for presentations are as follows:
I charge by the mile rather than by the content, the fee being $1.00 per mile of travel. For example, if your club is 60 miles away from me, your fee for the presentation would be $60. This fee structure is valid for any location within a 2 hour radius of my home town of Bangor, Pennsylvania. Of course, I am willing to travel further, but for any venue greater than 2 hours away there would be additional fees to cover lodging and meals, as I would need to stay somewhere overnight for distances greater than 2 hours away. Fees for locations outside of the 2 hour radius can be discussed and agreed upon on an individual basis. The only other stipulation I have is that I would request to be able to display and sell my products during the presentation. However, to assist your club in defraying the cost of the presentation, I would donate a percentage of all sales made during the presentation back to your club. Generally I donate 10% of my sales to your club, but the specific percentage will vary based on the amount of sales, with higher percentages offered for greater numbers of sales. Again, by way of example, if your club is 40 miles away, I would charge a $40 presentation fee, but if I sell $200 wourth of products during the presentation, I would donate $20 back to your club, cutting your costs in half. I feel that these terms help to limit your overall costs, which promotes the sharing of information and resources with very little expense. I strongly believe that it is the sharing of information and resources that helps to advance our sport, which is why I have structured my fee system in this way.
The three presentations I currently offer are detailed below. If you are interested in any of them and would like additional information, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 610-730-7928 and I will get back to you to discuss the details further.
Tips and Tricks to Better Tying
"Tips and Tricks to Better Tying" is a multimedia presentation that utilizes both slides and video to offer, as the title states, "A handful of useful tidbits for ties of all levels, with a smattering of angling history thrown in" for those in your group who may not be avid tiers. The presentation covers a variety of topics including tools and storage, tying tips, cost cutting ideas, and how to use both common and uncommon materials in both common and uncommon ways to increase your skills at the vice. The presentation runs about an hour long and has a little something for everyone in your group to enjoy, regardless of whether they tie their own flies or not.
The History of Fly Fishing in America as Seen Through the Eye of the Hook
"The History of Fly Fishing in America as Seen Through the Eye of the Hook" is the culmination of my Pocono Patterns research project. Through my study of the
flies that were created to fish the waters of the Pocono Mountain Region in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I uncovered a wealth of facinating angling history. This presentation details the both the
flies that I found and illustrates how the history of our sport has been shaped by these patterns. You will learn about patterns that date back as far as the mid 1800's, about the rise and fall
of the famed Henryville House and it's prestigious guests, and you will see how some of the patterns I discovered can be traced back to the very first English writings on Fly Fishing from the
1600's. It really is a fascinating look at how our sport has evolved over the years and how a study of the flies helped to uncover this rich history. The presentation runs about an hour,
and offers something that everyone in your club can appreciate and enjoy!
How to Tie a Butterfly
See how I tie my artistic butterfly flies first hand! This presentation is a tying demonstration, where I demonstrate how to tie a butterfly fly from initial
materials selection to the final knot. See the whole process from start to finish, ask questions along the way, and learn how the creative thinking process will not only help you tie a
butterfly but will also help you create and modify your other patterns of choice as well. AV equipment can project the process to a screen, so even larger groups can enjoy the demonstration
while still being close enough to ask questions. A truly unique opportunity to see the creative tying process in action, to share information, and, most importantly, to relax and swap a few
fishing tales with fellow anglers while learning a few things along the way! It takes about an hour to tie a butterfly, making the length of this presentation about an hour or just a bit
longer, allowing for questions and conversation.
Complete and send the conact from below to receive additional information. I will contact you shortly after receiveing the form to discuss details further and schedule your presentation.