May 11th Meeting: Rich Strolis

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May 11, 2016 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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Join us on May 11th at 7 p.m. as we welcome author, guide and fly designer Rich Strolis for a presentation highlighting strategies from his new book “Catching Shadows: Tying Flies For The Toughest Fish and Strategies for Fishing Them.” 

Rich started as a guide on our local Farmington and Housatonic Rivers, later transitioning his work to commercial tying, speaking engagements, and teaching many facets of both fly fishing and fly tying across the Northeast and Eastern seaboard. Although based out of the Northeast, his fly patterns have a strong following both nationally and internationally and have been tied and fished by many anglers as a result of Rich’s large library of online videos. He is a signature fly designer for the Montana Fly Company, which currently produces twenty-two of his patterns. Rich’s flies have also appeared in several national magazines and books, including Flyfisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing and many more. While Rich is a very well-rounded trout fisherman, his passion lies in chasing trophy trout and various other apex predators on streamers. He lives in Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife, Megan, and two daughters, Tessa and Nora. You can follow his work at his website,

The meeting is free and open to members, guests and the general public. It is held at Stony Hill Fire Department, 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel and starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 7 p.m. for pizza, soda and some good conversation with fellow anglers. Don’t miss out on the raffle too.