Introduction: "Hell or High Water" is an annual fly fishing and film festival and brewfest to be hosted at West Branch Angler. The idea is to celebrate the Catskills, beginning of Spring and a new fly fishing season. We have been working closely with the major fly fishing manufacturers and local business's to bring something for everyone. This will be an event to remember mark the dates in your calendar today.
West Branch Angler is proud to be part of a new program that is bringing thousands to the sport of fly fishing. Fly Fishing 101 is an introduction into fly fishing. The class is designed for new anglers of all ages. Space is limited so please pre-register once the class is full we will no longer be accepting new applicants. No experience or gear is required and the class is free of charge. We have top of the line industry professionals donating there time for this event get your best friend or your brother's kid and bring them along!
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Last year the Fly Fishing Film Tour was met with crazy success, and a 40 percent growth in attendance, of which 26 percent were females and 74 percent troglodytes (dudes). This year’s tour stopped at 110 different locations and included many pre-event parties at local fly shops, which gave people new to the sport the opportunity to learn more about their local fishing opportunities and to manhandle some of the newest toys on the market. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.95 at the door. April 12th 7:00pm
Introduction: Brand new to Hell or High Water last year was the annual "Fly Games". The Fly Games are a series of events which will pin competitors against each other in games of skill. This year we have tweaked a few of the old events and brought in a few new events that are sure to excite anglers of all skills and ages. Great prizes and trophies will be awarded to winning contestants you won't want to miss this!
|It's time to show off that double haul in a competition of might. The Rio Long Cast Challenege : Casters will have 5 attempts to cast as far as possible, using RIO's WF5 Gold Tournament fly line and their choice of #5 rod. The longest cast of the day wins.|
|You have the ultimate weapon of mass destruction a TH3 Scott Fly Rod. Using a weighted head overhead blast a distance shot that won't soon be forgot. Caster will get 3 test casts and the best of 2 live casts will be scored long cast wins. (Not responsible for friendly fire)|
|You just hooked a Tarpon of a lifetime problem is he just ripped off 100 yards of line. Using your handy Hatch 9 Finatic reel get this line back on the spool asap. Quickest retrieve wins.|
|The Scientific Angler & Winston BIIIx Fly High Jump: Contestants will sit in a chair and attempt to cast over the high jump bar. If they make the cast the qualify for the next round. Each round the cast will be longer and the bar set higher. Extra point given if cast is made backwards in chair.|
|Your rod is in 4 pieces your reel is next to it. Put the rod together thread the line and tie on a fly. If your knot holds your time is recorded. Best time wins.|