Shows and Seminars

Visit Tom's Fly-Fishing Service at the following shows

The Fly Fishing Show

Somerset, NJ

January 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2014

Penns Woods West TU Fly Fishing Show

Pittsburgh, PA

February 23rd, 2014

Rapidan TU Fly Fishing Show

Warrenton, VA

March 1st, 2014

The Fly Fishing Show

Lancaster, PA

March 1st & 2nd, 2014

National Capital TU Fly Fishing Show

Bethesda, MD

March 9th, 2014

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

Waynesboro, VA

April 12th & 13th, 2014

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Tom's Fly Fishing Service is available for shows, seminars and demonstrations involving all aspects of fresh water fly fishing. Examples include:

Prospecting for Trout: A Guide’s Perspective

Learn basic trout biology and behavior, including factors like water temperature, pH, how fish see and hear, metabolism/feeding and energy use. These concepts are ultimately related to the angler’s approach, presentation, fly/tackle selection, etc. in a fun and easy to understand format. Participants will learn to “think like a trout”. This seminar is well received as it relates to fishing for trout during any season, anywhere in the world.

Join us for our next free Prospecting for Trout seminar in Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday February 26th at 7:00 pm. Contact us or visit for directions.

Fly Casting Seminar

Our fly casting seminars cover the simple applied physics of fly casting. Once understood, one can use these ideas and concepts to improve any cast & fix any casting errors. We review, practice and understand things like loop control, timing, casting stroke (no clock faces), accuracy and distance. This works well with a large or small mixed group; participants can have different skill levels within the same group.

Leader Tying Workshop

Involves learning and practicing essential knots and constructing proven leaders by following a simple formula. We also discuss the properties of different materials and the simple applied physics behind stiffness, limpness, tenacity, abrasion resistance, etc. Leaders can be custom tied to suit different species of fish, specific waters, fly size and type… etc. The leader is the most important piece of equipment – it presents the fly naturally and gets the fish to eat it, and is the ultimate connection between you and the fish. You can always tie a better leader than you can buy in stores.

Slack Line Strategies for Selective Trout

Take your casting to a whole new level. Join the 10% of fly fishers who catch 90% of the wild, stream – bred trout by mastering the “fishy” casts - delivering your flies to the trout’s dining room. Learn and understand intermediate and advanced casts like the puddle, pile, reach, aerial mend… etc. Participants will learn how to present their fly to the fish in the most natural manner while establishing and maintaining perfect strike detection and line control.