Meeting Wednesday March 28nd- Fly Fishing the Susquehanna River Featuring Brian Shumaker

Brian Shumaker is theBrian Shumaker
owner and operator of
Susquehanna River
Guides in South Cen-
tral Pennsylvania, spe-
cializing in fly-fishing
for smallmouth bass
and other warm water
Brian’s love of fishing
started at an early age,
encouraged by his fa-
ther. After many years exploring the bigger rivers and
smaller warm water streams, Brian started Susque-
hanna River Guides in 1993 as a way to share his love
of the rivers and fly-fishing with others. Today clients
have come from every reach of the United States, Can-
ada, as well as Europe have come to South Central
Pennsylvania to discover the thrill of fly-fishing for
smallmouth bass and other warm water fishes.
Brian is on the pro staff for Scott rods, Costa Sunglass-
es, and Columbia Clothing. Brian is also associated
with Simms and Fish Pond, Scientific Anglers
Brian is a speaker at many local and regional clubs and
organizations, as well as many fishing and outdoor
shows. Numerous publications, both local and national
have featured Brian and Susquehanna River Guides.
Brian has contributed to books and is one of the co-
authors of “Keystone Fly Fishing Guide”
When Brian is not on the water, he enjoys spending
time with his wife Rene in their home in South Central
Smallmouth Bass
You can Susquehanna River Guides on the web at, or contact Brian by email
at and by calling at 717-574-

Sam Vigorita- Ties Flies An Edge Above the Rest

February’s Membership Meeting
Wednesday February 28th 7:30 PM

Fly Patterns – An Edge Above the Rest with Sam Vigorita.

Sam Vigorita is one ofSam Vigorita

the area’s most suc-
cessful Trout anglers

and has logged literally
thousands of hours
fishing and instructing

on The Upper Dela-
ware River and many

East Coast trout and
salmon waters. He is a
true Master when it
comes to fly tying and
fly fishing tactics. He knows the local fisheries and the
Upper Delaware River system better than most of us
know the marks on the backs of our hands. In this
presentation you will learn how to tie his Dry Fly

patterns designed to target big Trout and see for your-
self why his photo albums are filled with hundreds

of the trophy Trout everyone else only hopes to
hook into.

Sam is a life time member of the Main Line Fly-
Tyers Club and the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers and

for the past 35 plus years he has been a significant
reason for the success of the Main Line Fly Tyers.

He is known for his enthusiasm for fly tying, fly fish-
ing, casting, and his willingness to share his knowledge

and teach others the techniques. Over the years he
has taught hundreds, if not thousands, of men and
women how to tie flies that catch fish!

Most all of his special fly patterns, secrets, and tech-
niques have finally been put in to print and can now

be found in his new book, “Fly Patterns – An Edge
Above the Rest”.

Each year he teaches private classes, and also demon-
strates his techniques and performs seminars for

many fly angler clubs throughout the tri state area.

For additional information, you are welcome to con-
tact Sam directly:

Sam Vigorita
Phone: 215-491-3329

Guest Speaker – Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions

Please attend our meeting Wednesday evening January 24, 2018 at 7:30pm to see Tim Flagler give his presentation “Secrets of the Ken Lockwood Gorge”.  This Fly fishing destination is only 1 hour north of our meeting location and is considered one of the ten most beautiful places in New Jersey.  It is a New Jersey Wildlife Management Area on the South Branch of the Raritan River, which offers good trout fishing.

Tim of Hunterdon County, NJ is founder of Tightline Productions LLC( which are famous worldwide for excellent videography of fly tying.  His videos can be found on,,, and others.  Tim was a featured fly tier at the recent International Fly Tying Symposium held this past year in Lancaster PA, and has been traveling the country as a guest for other Fly Fishing Shows this year.  He can be seen at The Fly Fishing Show in Edison, NJ, January 26, 27, & 28th, 2018 where he will give a seminar and be a featured fly tier.

Members and guests are invited.