Harrisonburg, Virginia     Phone: 540-434-2444     Email: store@mossycreekflyfishing.com

Mossy Creek Spring Open House Saturday March 19th 2016 And Fly Fishing Film Tour Shenandoah Valley!

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You are cordially invited to attend the Spring 2016 Mossy Creek Open House, Saturday March 19 from 9AM-5PM. Private On Stream Class with Matt Supinski, Sunday March 20th!

The F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour will be hosted by Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Saturday, March 19th at JMU’s Memorial Hall Theater. Film Begins at 7PM. Tickets will be available soon at http://flyfilmtour.ticketfly.com or at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.

This party gets bigger and better each year and we can always ensure a great time! This spring we have Matt Supinski hosting our event!

Matt Supinski is a fly fishing guide/outfitter/instructor, lodge owner and operator, free-lance writer and photographer, book author and culinary trained chef from Newaygo, Michigan. He has been fly fishing since the age of seven for 46 years, having been brought up in the Niagara Frontier of upstate New York and spending time as a boy in Poland. His impressive Bio is listed below.

We will have a detailed breakdown of the day available very soon. Some of the areas best guides and fly tyer’s will be demonstrating their favorite patterns all day, giving casting instruction, seminars, and presentations. We will have food, drinks, and our popular raffle as well. Matt Supinski will provide us with an incredible lineup of presentations as well as book and DVD signings. A description of his presentation is below:

3 PROGRAMS AND FLY TYING!!

*SELECTIVITY- TROUT: FROM A LOCAL TO GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE- spring creeks, freestoners and tailwaters,…. hatches, tactics and fly patterns

* SPRING CREEKS SECRETS : FROM YOUR BACKYARD TO AROUND THE WORLD

* STEELHEAD AND ATLANTIC SALMON- UNDERSTANDING THESE MAGNIFICENT MIGRATORY FISH THROUGH SELECTIVITY

FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS

*SUPER SPRING CREEK SCUDS

*MODERN MAYFLY AND STONEFLY WIGGLE NYMPHS FOR ULTRA FUSSY SPRING CREEK AND TAILWATER TROUT

*TROUT AND SALMON SAC FRY AND PARR BAITFISH MINI STREAMERS- FOR LUNKER TROUT AND STEELHEAD- THE FUSION OF MODERN SYNTHETICS

*THE ULTIMATE HATCH- SULPHURS- TYING THE EMERGENCE FROM NYMPH TO SPINNER FOR FINICKY SPRING CREEK, TAILWATER, AND MOUNTAIN STREAM TROUT

Bring your friends and family and enjoy a day full of information, raffle prizes, food, and fun! This event is always FREE! In memory of our favorite chef Carter Lewis, we will be serving his world famous BBQ with all the fixings as usual.

Want to catch HUGE selective trout? Mossy Creek and Matt Supinski have you covered with our Sunday, March 20th on stream classroom.

March 20th– Spring Creek Clinic ( limited attendance- $125.00 per person)

‘BOOTS IN THE WATER’ on Mossy Creek- Become a better spring creek fly fisher- on-stream clinic covers: * spring creek tactics and approach, reading water, reading trout (pfp)- predator foraging profiles on spring creeks, single spey casting with light trout rods for spring creeks, tight water casting, sculpin/streamer, midging, fishing mayflies and scuds, sight nymphing, proper casts for fishing dries, terrestrial particulars Trophy hunting big trout…. and much more!

CALL THE SHOP 540-434-2444 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THIS EXCLUSIVE CLASS. LUNCH AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Matthew A. Supinski

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Biography

CULINARY/HOTELS/RESTAURANTS 

His degrees are from the Ohio State University- B.A School of Business, and the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to being a full-time fly fishing guide/writer/author, he was in the international corporate hotel business working in Europe and the U.S. for several hotel chains- Sheraton, Omni, Renaissance and Westin hotels in food and beverage management. His highest attained position was Assist. V.P. of Corporate Food and Beverage for Omni International Hotels and V.P. of Food and Beverage for the Amway Hotel Corporation at the Amway Grand Plaza. He is very familiar with Mobile/AAA/Michelin rating systems and food critics with various Hotel/Restaurant industry and national publications. He has written countless magazine articles in the 1980-early 90’s for Hotel/Restaurants/Resort and Culinary magazines.

In 1995, he opened his Gray Drake and Trout & Eagle Lodges (www.graydrake.com), which he and his wife Laurie have been operating for 20 years. He guides clients for trout, steelhead and salmon 280 days a year on Michigan’s Great Lakes rivers like the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Big Manistee and St. Joseph and for Atlantic salmon on upper Michigan rivers and lakes. He has fished from Russia to all of Europe, the U.K., Patagonia, Iceland and extensively throughout all of North America including Canada from the Atlantic Maritimes to British Columbia’s Skeena system.

FLY FISHING

Matt’s book authorships have been best sellers and have spanned 16 years. They include: River Journal: Pere Marquette ( Amato Books 1995), Steelhead Dreams and Steelhead Dreams 12 Year Anniversary Edition (Amato Books ,2001/2013) Orvis Guide to Great  Lakes Salmon and Steelhead ( Lyons press 2004), co –authored contribution to Orvis’s Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing ( Lyons Press, 2003 –Tom Rosenbauer), co-authored contribution- The Art and Science of Fly Fishing ( Lenox Dix- Amato Books-1993). He has done Book Forward’s  for Karl Weixlmann’s “ Great Lakes Trout and Salmon ( Stackpole- 2009), and recently in 2015 for Greg Senyo’s “FUSION FLY FISHING”- Skyhorse Publishing

**LATEST BOOK RELEASES 2014: HIS NEW HIS NEW MAJOR BOOK – (CURRENT BEST SELLER ON AMAZON ) & WORLD WIDE AMAZON MARKETS INCLUDING JAPAN/CHINA), WHICH WAS A 10 YEAR PROJECT: “SELECTIVITY; THE THEORY AND METHOD OF FLY FISHING FUSSY TROUT, STEELHEAD AND ATLANTIC SALMON AROUND THE WORLD” STACKPOLE BOOKS, WAS RELEASED JANUARY 2014- 300 PAGES.400 COLOR IMAGES AND 900 FLY PATTERNS AND RECIPIES**….his other new release, “STEELHEAD DREAMS 12 YEAR ANNIVERSARY’ -FRANK AMATO PUBLICATIONS- was released October 2013. He is now developing an 8 DVD series on Selectivity: Trout, Steelhead and Atlantic salmon with world class videographer/film maker Spencer McCoremick.

He has also been featured in the following books: The Angling Life ( Clarkston Potter Publishing-2000),Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead ( West River Press-Kustich brothers-2000) Michigan Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing ( Bob Linsenmann-Amato Books-2002) Trout Streams of Michigan( Backcountry Press- Linsenmann and Nevala-2001) Wisconsin Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing ( Chris Halla- Amato Books-2001) The Muskegon-Majesty and Tragedy ( Jeff Alexander- Michigan State Univ. Press)

DVD/T.V: Matt has appeared on national TV for Barrett’s Productions, “FLY FISHING THE WORLD”, “FLY FISHING AMERICA” on ESPN Outdoors and the Outdoor Life Channel ( 2004/2006).  Just also released his new DVD- Selectivity-Trout (2013). And numerous PBS fly fishing and culinary programs in various U.S. cities (1991-2010). He is currently involved with a new TV program scheduled for 2017 on National Geographic Travel channel called, “The Epicurean Fly Angler”… (See attached PDF)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Matt has had 7 cover shots for Fly Fisherman, Fly Fishing and tying Journal, Fly Fish America, American Angler – also two covers on the Orvis Annual Fly Fishing catalogue. Three covers featured him and one of his wife Laurie.

DEPARTMENTAL EDITOR/COLUMNS: Matt was the Midwest regional editor and Salmon/Steelhead Column editor at Fly Fish America ( 1995- thru 2003), Steelhead/ Salmon column editor at Fly Fishing and Tying Journal ( 2004-thru 2008), Regional Editor-Midwest- Fly Fisherman Magazine –( 2003 to present)

FREE-LANCE FEATURE WRITINGS: Matt’s first article was published in 1989 in Fly Fisherman –entitled “Big Limestone Trout” (under the tutelage of his mentor, Nick Lyons. Matt has also had the honor and pleasure to have been mentored and have fishing acquaintances with notable American and British fly fishing icons as Vince Marinaro, Carl Richards, Ed Shenk  and Dermot Wilson. He has then gone on to have more than 280 feature pieces  published in Fly Fisherman and the following magazines and periodicals: FLY ROD & REEL,  AMERICAN ANGLER,   FLY FISH AMERICA,   EASTERN FLY FISHING,   TROUT,   WILD STEELHEAD AND ATLANTIC SALMON,     FISH & FLY,   FLY FISHING AND TYING JOURNAL,  SALMON-TROUT-STEELHEADER, MIDWEST FLY FISHING,   ORVIS NEWS,  FIELD AND STREAM,  OUTDOOR LIFE,  ATLANTIC SALMON JOURNAL,  SPORTS AFIELD,    THE FIELD (U.K.),   FLIEGEN FISCHEN ( GERMANY ),   WILD ON THE FLY,    MICHIGAN FLY FISHING JOURNAL,  MICHIGAN OUTDOOR JOURNAL, The FLY FISHER (FFF)

NON- FLY FISHING PERIODICALS: Matt has also had pieces in the following magazines: FORBES,  MEN’S JOURNAL,  OUTSIDE, GOURMET, FOOD & WINE,  THE WINE SPECTATOR, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND RESORTS,  MIDWEST LIVING,  SOUTHERN LIVING,  LAKE MAGAZINE: (LUXURY GREAT LAKES LIVING),  MID-ATLANTIC JOURNAL,  KAATSKILL LIFE,  BLUE MAGAZINE ( MICHIGAN’S LAKESTYLE MAGAZINE), WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE