Yes, you read that correctly, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing is turning 15 years old. This Saturday, March 24th we officially celebrate our 15th Anniversary with our Spring Open House Event and F3T Film Tour. To add to this years excitement we are flying in Tom Rosenbauer from Vermont as our special guest speaker.
A detailed schedule of events, presentations, raffle prizes, parking information will be provided in a few days once we clear the snow from the approaching storm. The weather for Saturday is looking clear but cool so dress warm!
-PRESENTATIONS- Tom will be giving great presentations throughout the day- “Taking Your Trout Fishing To the Next Level”, “Reading The Water”, and a casting demo “Casting In Tight Places”.
NOTE- SEATING WILL BE LIMITED FOR TOM’S CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS. COME EARLY TO GET YOUR SEAT!
-BEER- 3 Notch’d Brewing will be on site all afternoon pouring 2 of their most popular beers! By the way, the beer is FREE!
-GEAR- We will have manufacturer Representatives with booths from Simms, Winston, Scientific Angler, Sage, Rio, Redington, Patagonia, Fishpond, Lamson, and more showcasing the newest products available and offering promotions.
-FOOD- Our famous BBQ Lunch with sides and drinks will be served around 11:30-until its gone! Come early and come hungry!
-PRIZES- Raffles, sales, promos- We will be running sale specials all day, promotions on certain products, raffles, and more.
-FREE- Oh, did we mention that the Open House is FREE as always! Bring your friends and hang out all day, eat, drink, and be merry!
-F3T Film Tour- The Film Tour is going to run from 7-9pm on Saturday night. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7:15pm and runs 2 hours with a 10 minute intermission. Tickets are available only at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing or online here- https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Harrisonburg-Va-27084 There is a small processing fee for online tickets. Get yours today before they sell out.
Check out the F3T Stoke Reel here and get pumped for the Shenandoah Valley Fly Fishing Film Tour!
Tom shouldn’t need any introduction but if you happen to be new to the sport or have been living in the woods unplugged for 35 years you can read his impressive bio below.
Tom Rosenbauer, host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts, has been with the Orvis Company over 30 years, and while there has been a fishing school instructor, copywriter, public relations director, merchandise manager, and was editor of The Orvis News for 10 years. He is currently Marketing Director for Orvis Rod and Tackle. As merchandise manager, web merchandiser, and catalog director, the titles under his direction have won numerous Gold Medals in the Annual Catalog Age Awards.
Tom has been a fly fisher for over 35 years, and was a commercial fly tier by age 14. He has fished extensively across North America and has also fished on Christmas Island, the Bahamas, in Kamchatka, and on the fabled English chalk streams. He is credited with bringing Bead-Head flies to North America, and is the inventor of the Big Eye hook, Magnetic Net Retriever, and tungsten beads for fly tying.
He has ten fly fishing books in print, including The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Reading Trout Streams, Prospecting for Trout, Casting Illusions, Fly-Fishing in America, Approach and Presentation, Trout Foods and Their Imitations; Nymphing Techniques; Leaders, Knots, and Tippets, The Orvis Guide to Dry-Fly Techniques, and The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide, which won a 2001 National Outdoor Book Award. He has also been published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Catalog Age, Fly Fisherman, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sporting Classics, Fly Rod & Reel, Audubon, and others. He lives in southern Vermont on the banks of his favorite trout stream.
Tom was Fly Rod & Reel magazine’s 2011 Angler of the Year! To quote the magazine: “People who meet him know this: Rosenbauer is as valid a fly fisherman as they come – honest, approachable, generous, dedicated, and enthusiastic. It’s that kind of enthusiasm and the written and verbal legacy he is providing that make Tom Rosenbauer Fly Rod & Reel’s 2011 Angler of the Year.”