2011 Hardy Bros. Cup Champions August 7,2011
at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.
The first Hardy Bros. Cup bamboo rod casting competition was held on August 6 & 7, 2011 at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. This unique competition was designed to encourage everyone with a bamboo rod to participate. Casters were required to use a bamboo fly rod 9′ in length or less, with their own fly reel with a floating fly line, and a 7’6″ leader. A sight fly was provided. Fly rods 7’11” and under were given advantage handicaps for length. Casters were allowed up to 6 practice casts before delivering 2 distance casts and one accuracy cast to be counted as points.
This first competition was attended by both recognized professional and amateur bamboo rodmakers and the casual bamboo fly rod users. This diverse competition brought out young and old from 8 to 80, those from distant countries, and highly recognized individuals including Joan Wulff, Per Brandin, Mke Canazon, Tim Abbott among many others.
First Prize in the maiden Hardy Bros. Cup received the first 100th year commemorative C.C. France custom fly rod by Hardy Master Rodmakers Tom Moran and Callum Gladstone, and their name engraved in the perpetual Hardy Cup, made by Tiffany, and on display at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. Second and third place finishers were presented with Hardy fly reels, and all casters received an ICast Button (to get it, you had to cast it).
Taking the honors this year were:
First Place- Masaki Takemoto, Japan
Second Place – Jin Woo Lee, Canada
Third Place- Mike McFarland, USA
The Annual Hardy Bros. Cup casting competition was a joint co-operative between Hardy/Greys North America and The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. As desired, this brought out a large audience reaching all levels and corners of the world. August 2012 dates to follow.
For more information contact Jim Krul, CFFCM, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jim Murphy, Hardy Greys North America email@example.com
Now everyone knows what folks in the Sullivan County Catskills have know for generations. Fishing in Roscoe, NY is fantastic! Known as the birthplace of American Dry Fly Fishing and home of the Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame at The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Roscoe achieved this honor by winning an online voting challenge sponsored by the World Fishing Network. Over the course of the voting they tallied 267,000 votes – not bad for a town with a population of 600.
See for yourself what an Ultimate Fishing Town is like.
Check out this week’s e-newsletter for ideas about what to do this holiday weekend! We have fabulous events all weekend long across the area – from fireworks to Farmstock the Sullivan County Catskills has it all.
The guide is filled with special offers throughout the area for the Memorial Day weekend which just happens to be the same weekend as the PHISH Concert at Bethel Woods!
Don’t miss out seeing this legendary band or enjoying these legendary deals!
Sean McGuinness, Superintendent of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, announced today that boaters on the Delaware River will still be able to enjoy a river trip during the Pond Eddy Bridge repair, April 11, 2011 through September 30, 2011. “Boaters will be able to travel under the bridge during the repairs”, commented McGuinness. “The bridge’s center pier forms two river channels. Each span on the bridge will be repaired separately. Only the channel below the construction will be closed. One channel of the river will always be open.”
The Pond Eddy Bridge will be undergoing emergency repair operations. As part of those repair operations there will be scaffolding suspended by cables 15’ below the bridge creating a potential hazard for boaters traveling under the bridge. To ensure visitor safety the section of river channel flowing under the span of Pond Eddy Bridge that is under repair will be closed to public use for a distance of 500’ upstream and downstream of the bridge. The construction zone will be marked by buoys and signs directing boaters not to travel under the span of bridge under construction and to use the open channel.
For more information please call Carla Hahn at 570-729-8251.
Press Release Issued by:
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
274 River Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405
570 729-7574 phone
570 729-7148 fax
Contact(s): Loren Goering
Phone number: 570 729-7574
Date: April 21, 2011
Release code: K3415
Roscoe, NY. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum are changing things up once again. In a crazy change of events, Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominee Mark Ruffalo was to be guest caster for the annual Season Opener on April 2. Well, he is back on board and will be in the water.
Accompanying him will be Jazz great, Pianist and Grammy Winner Laurence Hobgood who jumped in to save the day.
Now there are two celebrities casting in the new season: Laurence Hobgood and Mark Ruffalo. This celebrity duo will share the water with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, CFFCM’s Phelan Family, and young Johannes Mason for the biggest and most important First Cast on April 2 at Roscoe NY’s famous Junction Pool.
Following First Cast, scheduled to drop at 7:30AM attendees will be invited to a meet and greet our guests for pictures and chats. After, approx 8 – 8:15 you are invited to another fly fishing celebrity’s home for a surprise birthday party with cake and coffee provided by the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce. This will be a great day in the history of fly fishing. Fly Fishing is for everyone and from every walk of life.
Enjoy great activities all day long…Ted Patlen will be tying flies in the Museum where America’s greatest wet fly tyer and historian, Don Bastian will display his magnificent collection of Bergman Wet Flies for the last time and Jack Yelle will avail his limited edition First Cast Print with all of our guests autographs. Stay a while or visit Mike Canazon and the bamboo boys at the Livingston Manor Gym for a spring tune up and casting clinic. At 11:00 AM return to the Museum and get a hot cup of Agnes Van Put’s traditional soup. Stay around and socialize. It is a full day of fun.
At 6PM the annual Roscoe Chamber of Commerce Two Headed Trout Dinner will take place at the Rockland House. Meet up again with Laurence Hobgood and Mark Ruffalo and wrap up a great day in the Catskills. Dinner reservations can be made at 607-498-4139 Space is limited.
Join us for Opening Day with special guest Mark Ruffalo as we throw out the first cast at Junction Pool in Trout Town USA, Roscoe, NY
Even though the winter has been cold and blustery, there are still some great things to do this weekend in the Sullivan County Catskills. Go to our events to see the latest happenings.