Thursday, August 28, 2014

Date Night

Hi easterncaster,

I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer.  Preparations for the TGF fundraiser continue, and now I am writing to ask whether you would forward the following announcement to any of your organizations/friends you think would be interested.  Thank you again for contributing the casting instruction for the silent auction; perhaps you will attend the dinner to meet the winner!  Best,

Dear Friends,
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. is pleased to announce Mr. Paul Gallay as our 2014 Conservation Award recipient.  Mr. Gallay has dedicated himself to the environmental movement since 1987. As President of Riverkeeper, he works to protect the ecology of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and the drinking water supplies of nine million New Yorkers.  We look forward to recognizing his contributions at our 11th Annual Conservation Fund Benefit Dinner on Saturday, September 27th, and we invite you to participate.
The TGF Conservation Fund is dedicated to the preservation of cold-water fisheries through habitat improvement, environmental activism, public education, and cooperative efforts with other conservation groups.  Our Conservation Fund Benefit Dinner is a relaxed evening that draws TGF members and friends in the Tri-state area to the banks of the Beaverkill River.   Many participants make a weekend of it, to enjoy fall foliage and world-class trout fishing. 
Dinner tickets can be purchased on our website at  If you would prefer to purchase tickets by check, please e-mail or call (917) 608-4080 to RSVP by Monday, September 22nd. 
TGF Conservation Fund Benefit Dinner
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Rockland House, 159 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY
6:30 Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 Dinner and Conservation Award
Dinner tickets are $40 per person (choice of prime rib, chicken or salmon entree)
Cash bar
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of Paul Gallay and Riverkeeper, and show your support for the rivers and streams we all enjoy.
Shannon Brightman, Chairperson
2014 TGF Conservation Fund Dinner Committee

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tracking... for when your fly really needs to get there.

Pictured below, me trying to make a three-dimensional activity as two-dimenional as possible, aka Roll cast in one plane, or good tracking, or efficient tracking.

photo credit: Richmond Higginbotham 

I'm looking to 'flatten' my cast - imagining it an inch away from an almost vertical glass wall. The line going out should travel.... track ;) ... out and over, just to my left (the inside) of the line coming in (line on water). There has to be a slight deviation so the legs of line do not touch - having them bypass as close as I can get away with given the conditions.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ephoron Leukon