10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH FROM
If you missed the event last weekend, then come visit the shop
on our BIGGEST day in 10 years. 100's of pounds of our famous BBQ
will be smoked with all the fixin's, sides and drinks. Gary Borger
will lead the day with presentations book signings, casting tips
and more. We will have regional fly tiers busy spinning their
favorite patterns all day. Our company representatives from Orvis,
Simms, Sage, Fishpond, Rio, Hatch, Cheeky, and more will be on hand
to answer any gear questions you may have. We will post a detailed
schedule of events and raffle items next week!
Join us Sunday, March 24, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing is
bringing a rare event to Virginia!
On Sunday, March 24th from 9AM until 5PM, big fish hunters Kelly
Galloup and Brad Bohen will be on hand tying flies and giving
presentations about throwing big flies to big meat eating fish! We
may need to throw up the chicken wire, barded wire, and throw
sawdust on the floor for this event folks. You can be sure to have
an enjoyable and entertaining time at the shop. This event is FREE
to all. We will be serving beverages, hot dogs, and burgers(while
they last). A detailed schedule of the days events will be posted
online soon and in our next newsletter.
Kelly Galloup - Kelly started his fly fishing
career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He
started guiding at the age of 16 and is still guiding to this day;
well lots of years later. He owned the Troutsman fly shop in
Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman and moved to
Montana where he and his wife Penny bought the Slide Inn lodge on
the banks of the Madison River. Kelly is known for hit ability to
target and catch giant trout in western waters. His tactics have
revolutionized the fly fishing world. His presentations will open
your mind allowing you to take your fishing to the next level.
Brad Bohen -
Brad Bohen grew up a fishy kid in a fishy town. Hudson, WI on
the St. Croix was a Huck Finn-like paradise in the 1970's and
1980's providing all kinds of warm and cold water fishing options
to a kid with a bike and a wandering, fish-filled mind. Fly fishing
dovetailed well into the whatever-and-whenever fishing attitude
that has driven Brad's angling passion to a full-time career;
angling, outfitting and communicating the fishing lifestyle. When
not guiding or fishing, Brad is on the road collecting new members
to his "tribe" of followers. He has established his reputation as
an authority on catching musky on flies as well as other large
predatory freshwater fish. Make sure you come see Brad one last
time before he heads north for the upcoming season!
Kelly will be giving his nymphing by numbers presentation in the
morning and his streamer presentation in the afternoon. Brad Bohen
will be holding a predator fishing Q & A session in the
afternoon. Both will be tying flies and mingling with the crowd for
the rest of the day! Come be a part of history as these 2 guys
change the way folks look at their favorite waters!
This year's summit is hosted by Tenkara USA and Mossy Creek Fly
Fishing in Harrisonburg, VA, on May 11 and 12, 2013.
DAY 1 - May 11, 2013 - $25 for event and lunch
Location: Holiday Inn Harrisonburg - 1400 East Market
Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
9AM - 5PM: Main event - presentations, casting and tying demos,
6PM - 10PM: Tenkara Social, evening with band and party at
DAY 2 - May 12, 2013 - $75 for lunch and
guided afternoon clinics.
Location: Riven Rock Park, 6 Last Left Lane, Hinton,
VA 22831 (Park
Accommodation: We have a block of rooms
available at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg. We encourage you to
stay there so you can enjoy the tenkara party that
Room rates have been negotiated for $89. To book a room
please call 540-433-2521 and tell operator you'd like to book rooms
under "Tenkara Summit 2013" room block. Or visit this
site enter dates, and group code TSB.
Please note the last day for reservations under the room
block is Friday, April 26th, 2013. For camping
locations, please see the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing website more
We will be posting updates, so check back.
We look forward to seeing you at the summit!
THE LEGENDARY GARY BORGER WILL BE HEADLINING OUR ANNIVESARY OPEN
HOUSEON ON APRIL 6TH 2013!
Gary Borger is one of the world's foremost fly fishing
educators. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor Emeritus at the University of
Wisconsin Campus in Wausau. He has been a fly fisher since
1955, and since 1972 has taught classes and lectured
internationally on all aspects of fly fishing for trout and salmon.
Gary is one of the great ambassadors of fly fishing and though his
accomplishments are too long to list, you can read hisb
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY APRIL 6TH!
Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 20th, from 12 noon until 2pm
for great presentation by Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Flyfishing
Adventures; "The Top Ten Fly Fishing Destinations in the
Jim's presentation will NOT conflict with the NFL playoff games
starting at 3pm and 6:30pm! His program will last about 45 minutes
and there will be plenty of time for questions afterwards. This
time frame should allow for folks to go to church and make the
program and also not miss the playoff games….no excuses!
Jim's talk will be an overview of the most fantastic fly fishing
destinations on the planet, including both fresh and saltwater
locations. If you've ever needed a reason to refine or create your
lifetime "angling bucket list," then this is a program that you
will definitely want to check out! Great photography from all
around the world of fly fishing, and in-depth fishing information
and specifics on fisheries that include Alaska, the Bahamas,
Belize, the Seychelles, Kamchatka, Argentina, Chile, the Yucatan,
Venezuela and more.
Founder and Director of Operations for Bozeman, Montana-based
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (www.yellowdogflyfishing.com),
Jim began working in the fly fishing industry at the age of 14.
Over the years, he has worked as a guide, sales rep, travel
coordinator, and as past National Sales Manager for Scientific
Anglers. He has guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico
and Oregon, and has fished throughout the world in over 25
different countries. In 2000, Jim founded Yellow Dog, a fly fishing
booking company that has grown to become one of the largest
entities in the fishing travel business. As Yellow Dog's Director
of Operations, Jim spends a lot of time scouting and researching
destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. Aside
from his ongoing work with Yellow Dog, Jim is also the
co-founder and executive producer for Confluence
Films, a film production company that released the fly
fishing movies DRIFT (2008), RISE (2009)
and CONNECT (2011). Confluence is currently at work on
their new film, WAYPOINTS
2012 had been an incredible year for our shop and we want to
thank everyone for the incredible amount of support that has kept
us growing for the past 10 years!
We are currently packing our 2013 schedule with great events,
programs, expanded guide services, and new trade shows! Be sure to
mark your calendars, watch our website, blog, and social media
outlets for updates.
We will kick the year off with a great program on Sunday,
January 20th with a visit and presentation from
Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Travel owner JIM KLUG. Plan on a
wonderful presentation on some of the worlds most remote and
hardcore fishing destinations starting at 11AM at the shop. Drinks
and snacks will be served.
Come check us out at the FLY FISHING SHOWS January 25th,
26th, and 27th at Somerset NJ, February 9th and 10th in
Winston Salem NC, and March 1st and 2nd in Lancaster
CLICK HERE FOR THE FLY FISHING SHOW SITE!
We will also be attending the
National Capital Show in Bethesda MD on Sunday March 10th and
VA Fly Fishing Festival in Waynesboro, VA on April 20-21st.
THE MOSSY CREEK 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE will
be SATURDAY AND SUNDAY APRIL 6TH AND 7TH!
We are proud to announce that our shop will be hosting the
2013 TENKARA SUMMIT here in Harrisonburg, VA on
MAY 11th and 12th! Details will provided once
registration opens in January on the
TENKARA USA WEBSITE!
Colby is now on the AFFTA advisory board and Tom Sadler is still
a chairman on the AFFTA board. As a member of AFFTA, Mossy Creek
will once again visit the IFTD show in 2013 in Las
Vegas in July to check out the latest and greatest fly
fishing products to remain at the forefront of the industry
providing the best products and services available!
As our guide services and classes continue to become more
popular, we are expanding upon our guides and instructors for the
2013 season. We have had a few guides in training for the last 2
years that will help increase our number of daily bookings. It
is looking promising that we will even be bringing a few
independent guides into our team for the upcoming season as well.
We pride ourselves with having the friendliest, most knowledgeable,
and best guides in the industry.
We are constantly enhancing our available private waters and are
looking forward to continuing to working with local landowners to
open up new exciting fisheries! Peak season weekends are now
starting to book for the 2013 season so check your calendars soon
to get your trip on the books!
See you on the water in 2013!
Save the Dates! The Mossy Creek Fly Fishing East
Coast Tour kicks off in January.
Every winter we pack up the trucks and trailers and head
up and down the east coast to attend some of the best fly fishing
shows in the country. For those of you who get serious cabin
fever, or just really want to learn more about fly fishing, these
shows can be very helpful and fun
Most fly fishing show have a similar format. There
are usually famous fly fishermen, guest speakers, demonstrations,
casting pools, and great booths to buy a wide variety of name brand
and specialty products.
We start the 2013 show season with the largest fly fishing show
in the world, The Fly Fishing Show, January 25, 26, and 27th in
Somerset, NJ. This is a BIG show and can be difficult to take it
all in, even with three days.
A couple of weeks later we head south to The Fly Fishing Show in
Winston Salem, NC. This is the first year in Winston Salem, it used
to be held in Raleigh. This is a two day show on February 9th
A couple of weeks later it is back north to The Fly Fishing Show
in Lancaster Pa. Last year was the first in this location,
and we had a great time. If you can't make it to Somerset,
this is a lot closer. The dates for Lancaster are March 2nd,
Unfortunately this is also the same weekend as the Rapidan TU
annual fishing show in Warrenton. We have always attended
this smaller, but well run show, but won't be able to make it this
Also in March is the National Capital TU annual Angling show.
The 2013 date has not been released yet, but we plan to
attend. This show is held in Bethesda, Maryland.
The final show of the season for us will be the Virginia
Fly Fishing Festival held in Waynesboro Virginia. This show
is scheduled for April 20-21, 2013.
Shows are a great place to purchase gear for the upcoming
season. As a consumer you will have multiple vendors to
choose from under one roof, and many products are at low "show
prices". There are ongoing talks throughout the day that cover
every fly fishing topic imaginable. Most shows have casting
ponds or areas where you can test drive the latest fly
If you have never been to a fly fishing show, or just don't know
which ones to attend we hope you will plan to go to a few this
season. Below is a list of websites with all of the
information you will need to enjoy these great show and
This winter our shop will bring the best lineup of
fly tying clinics and seminars ever!
Our seminars begin Friday, November 30th. Most of our classes
will be held from 5pm-7pm on Friday evenings with some Saturday
classes to be scheduled from 10-12. All classes will be held
in the shop and will feature local and regional fly tyers.
A class schedule will be posted on our blog, website, facebook,
twitter and emails will go out regularly with updates. We hope to
have our schedule finalized this week.
This year we encourage everyone to bring their vises and tools
along so you can tie with us. We will supply the materials and help
you step by step along the way. Everyone is invited from
complete novice to experts.
Come join the fun!
For the Holiday, we will have great deals on IN-STORE AND ONLINE
ITEMS this Friday-Monday!
These deals will be cover almost our entire inventory of gear
excluding some of the latest 2013 products that has just
There will be huge discounts on select Sage, St. Croix,
Redington, and Orvis Fly Rods.
Cheeky Reel purchases will receive a $100 gift certificate from
Cheeky for their online store!
Select Fly Lines are marked down 50% or more.
Clothing will be marked down 15-50%
Luggage, bags, and packs will be marked down 20%!
Fly tying and Fishpond orders over $50 online will receive a 20%
discount WITH FREE SHIPPING on all available product.
WILL ACTIVATE THURSDAY 11/22 AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY11/26!
Here are the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Holiday
Closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving
Closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas
Closed December 31st and January 1st for New Years
We will be OPEN regular store hours:
Saturday 10-5, and
Sundays 11-3 all through the Holidays.