Guys (and girls), Flies, and Pies!

I've been waiting for the next annual Guys, Flies, and Pies since I first heard about it at the 2011 Rochester Sportsman's Expo last March, where I met Michael Simmons, the event organizer. Michael was tying flies at the Seth Green Society Chapter of Trout Unlimited booth right next to our Western NY Kayak Fishing Association Booth. I had a budding interest in fly tying at the time (my son had beat me to it by a year or so...) and Michael told me he had just begun kayak fishing. He then told me about Guys, Flies, and Pies and invited me to come.  My wait is nearly over because IT'S NEXT WEEKEND! Guys, Flies, and Pies is a public event in it's fifth year running, and is an afternoon and evening of fly tying, demos, door prizes, raffles, and eating all the PIZZA you can eat (hence the "Pies" as in pizza pies...). It promises to be a lot of fun! Here is the pertinent information: Date: February 18th 2012 Time: 3pm - Midnight Location: 3666 Latta Road Rochester, NY 14612 Cost: $12 at the door ($10 if prepaid via PayPal) Website for more info: Bring your vise and tying materials and join me! NOTE: It's also not just for guys. ;)


I have been a dedicated freshwater kayak angler for the past nine years. I had fished off and on my whole life, but fishing from a kayak unleashed the beast. I earned my Ph.D. in Zoology from Oklahoma State University in 2002, and am an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at a large private university in Western New York. I helped to co-founder the Western New York Kayak Association, regularly blog for and am a MEMBER OF TEAM MALIBU KAYAKS pro-staff. I reside in the Finger Lakes with my wife and two children.


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