Back to Basics (Rick Nyles)
This presentation is on getting back to basic fly fishing. Over the years we have forgot how we got to were we are today with all the new stuff out there. A humerus look at the industry.
Central PA (Rick Nyles)
Learn about fishing some of the best streams in Pennsylvania. Review of Penns Creek, Spring Creek, Big Fishing Creek and Pine Creek in north central PA.
Lehigh River (Nick Raftas)
Why drive to the Delaware and drive past the Lehigh River. If you are looking for a western drift boat experience close to home, it’s the Lehigh. Every year it is getting better with managed releases. Wild and stocked trout for miles and miles.
Wet Fly Fishing and Tying (Dave Allbaugh)
Dave offers several presentations on fishing wet flies. Leader setup, technique, approach and what flies to use. Two seminars are available, indoor fly tying, and outdoor showing how to fish wet flies.
Penns Creek-The Hatch Factory (Rick Nyles) NEW
Rick will discuss the creek, hatches and techniques on being a better dry fly angler. He will also show off his productive flies for the spring hatch, Little Black Stonefly to the Green Drake.
Susquehanna/Juniata River (Nick Raftas)
Nick will breakdown the rivers, structure, access and catching large Smallmouth. When to go subsurface and when to fish top water.
Montana (Rick Nyles or Nick Raftas)
Fishing in the Missoula area and discussing fishing on Rock Creek, Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Missouri rivers. Hatches, lodging, guides and more.
Fly Tying (Rick Nyles, Dave Allbaugh or Nick Raftas)
Rick is an accomplished fly tier and recently placed 3rd in the Orvis Fly Tying Contest. He also has been tying with CDC for years at shows and for guiding. In 2014 Sky Blue Outfitters introduced an new wing material for Caddis and Mayflies. This material was used in the Green Drake he tied for the Orvis Contest.
Dave is a WETFLY Guru and Guide, enough said…
Nick is known for his streamers to catch large trout and his carp flies. Looking for an evening to tie some this flies, Nick is the man.
What People are saying…
Nick participated in our Lehigh Valley Joint TU Fall Fly Fishing Event to discuss the “Big Lehigh River – All You Need to Know”.
Our turnout was great (90) and Nick’s expertise and presentation materials did not disappoint the crowd! Nick comes across very casual which got everyone comfortable with him and got them asking questions right away.
Nick uses great graphics and video’s to cover, in detail, this very large tailwater. He educated all on the 2 sections of the Lehigh (Gorge/Northern & Southern), what the differences were and some of the challenging waters.
You’ll learn a lot about the river’s dynamics and the difference between wild vs. stocked brown trout! There are a lot of “big fish” pictures in his review. He covers recommended equipment (especially for safety) and FF techniques.
It was a very enjoyable evening with Nick. It’s really nice to know that Nick & Sky Blue Outfitters is very supportive of TU and that they aggressively “have our back” on the protection of the this wonderful river through their work with the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance.
Thanks again, Nick….great job!
” We had some big names in the fly fishing industry do presentations for our club.
Rick out did them all with his presentation skills, explanations, quality of material and his simple approach to fly fishing and fly tying. Oh, he has some good jokes”.
It was as advertised, a great way to spend a cold February evening. In February, over 70 Chapter members were treated to an informative and entertaining presentation by Rick Nyles, owner and guide of Sky Blue Outfitters. Rick shared his experiences on some of his favorite streams including Penns Creek, Spring Creek, Big Fishing Creek and his home waters, the Manathawny and Tulpehocken Creeks. His blend of videos, photos and verbal explanations was highly effective as he demonstrated both fly tying and fishing techniques. In addition his sense of humor made his presentation of the facts fun to listen. I think it was safe to say that everyone left the meeting eager to get back out
on their favorite stream. Jim Wellendorf, Donegal TU