An evening with fly fishing legends

Posted on: March 25, 2016 | Bob Frye | Comments

Blog--Fly tyers reunionVisitors to the Fly Tyers Reunion will be able to meet Joe Humphreys, among others.

How would you like to hang out with some legends?

Here’s your chance.

The 6th annual “Fly Tyers Reunion” will be held from 6-9 p.m. on April 7 at the sporting clays lodge at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County. It’s a chance to talk to, hear stories from and see the skills of some of the best fly tyers in the state and nation.

Who are we talking about here?

Just Joe Humphreys, who taught fly fishing to countless students at Penn State University, and still – in his 80s — works to share the passion for his sport annually. And Bob Clauser, inventor of the Clauser minnow used by smallmouth anglers everywhere. And Bob Mead, a pioneer in tying some of the most realistic flies ever to be found.

There will be others, too. Participants – and recognizable names – are Bob Clouser Jr., Tom Baltz, Scott Loughner, Bob Patlen, Greg Heffner, Joe Messinger, Greg Hoover, Walt Young, Scott Cesari, Chuck Furimsky, Randy Buchanan, Dave Allbaugh, Andy Fresch and Jocelyn Fresch.

They’ll all demonstrate their tying methods and skill in tying trout, bass and saltwater flies. There will be time to meet and talk to all of them, as well.

Where else can you get that?

In addition, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissioner Len Lichvar will be on hand to informally discuss angling and other commission-related topics.

The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

For information contact Seven Springs fishing coordinator Justin Sparklin at 800-452-2223,ext. 7899, or


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