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  • Come Hell Or High Water For 15-Mar-2010

    Posted on 15-Mar-2010 by Sam Batschelet


    Sam Batschelet
    West Branch Angler & Resort


    West Branch Angler Hosts "Come Hell or High Water" a Fly Fishing Expo and Film Festival

    Hancock, NY, 4/16, 4/17 "Come Hell or High Water" is a two-day annual fly fishing festival and film tour to be hosted at West Branch Angler. The idea is to bring new people into the sport, celebrate the Catskills, the 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. The expo is free to the public and an event you won?t want to miss.

    Highlighted events:
    Kids Learn To Fly Fish Free: Each morning of the event free fly fishing lessons will be held, members of The Orvis Company will be onsite giving instruction and advise. 
    The Fly Fishing Film Tour: In just it's fourth year, The Fly Fishing Film Tour has become the fishing entertainment event of the year and will showcase some of the best independent outdoor film makers. Tickets are on sale now.
    Spey Casting Clinic With Rick Kustich: Rick Kustich is considered by many as a pioneer of Spey casting and is the co-author of the acclaimed book Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of Spey casting you will not want to miss this free clinic.
    Free Hardy Reel Maintenance: John Shaner of Hardy USA and resident Hardy expert will be set up at the fly shop with a work-bench where he can clean and lubricate reels as well as answer any questions regarding the history of Hardy products.
    9 Hole Men's & Women's Fly Casting Contest: John Stacey of Cortland lines will be setting up a 9 hole problem area casting course. The course's nine holes will each highlight different problems that anglers face on the river. A prize will be awarded to each division; this is a lot of fun and a good way to work off the rust on your cast from winter. 
    Fly Tying Competition: Bring you vice and skills to win a chance of being included in the Montana Fly Catalog as well as winning great prizes. 
    Fly Shop Grand Opening: West Branch will also be having a grand opening for the newly renovated fly shop, which has just recently received an 1800 sq ft addition full of equipment for all skill levels.

    Featured Guest Speakers include:
    Austin Mac Francis author of ?Land of Little Rivers?, Art Lee author of ?Fishing Dry Flies?. John Shaner of Hardy USA, and Justin Sterner of Simms Fishing Products.

    Company Profile: Built in 1991 the Orvis Endorsed West Branch Angler Resort's 26 upscale log cabin accommodations are nestled in a sprawling 300-acre park like setting along a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Known as the Gateway to the Catskills, the surrounding mountain scenery and grounds are marvelous. The resort features sport shop, restaurant with bar, swimming pool, sporting clays and 5 stand range.

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