Fly Fishing Celebration to be Held in Littleton, NH, Tomorrow
October 13, 2017
Schilling Beer Co., in partnership with Trout Unlimited and Chutters, will hold the First Annual Dr. Richard J. Schilling Community Fly Fishing Celebration on Saturday, October 14.
The event includes a casting clinic, educational booths, vendors, a catch and release tournament, a brewery dinner and a silent auction.
“This was a very natural expression of seeking to honor my grandfather (“Opa”) by promoting the sport that he has been so passionate about all of his life–a passion that he shared with us and many others,” says Jeff Cozzens, CEO and Co-Founder of Schilling Beer Co. “This celebration is far from simply a technical seminar; it’s about sharing a generational passion and a lifestyle that can’t help but make us all better human beings.”
The morning kicks off with a Casting Clinic for beginners and children with local guide Paul Starring of Grid North Guide Service, expert Sean Doll and Trout Unlimited. The clinic will include two free sessions, the first from 9:00 to 10:15am and the second from 10:30 to 11:15am. Trout Unlimited will have loaner rods available for use and vendor tables will also be available. Basic fly rod set-up, fly tying, and entomology and stream restoration booths will be set up throughout the day to introduce and educate beginners and children to the sport of fly fishing, while fostering an appreciation for the river and giving them the confidence they need to succeed in the sport.
The First Annual Ammonoosuc Three-Fly Team Challenge is a catch and release fly fishing tournament that will take place from 12:30 to 5pm. Teams will be made up of two people and registration for the team is $70. Registration is limited to only 15 teams and early registration is encouraged. Teams will be able to use two flies of their choice and a third fly, Dr. Schilling’s favorite Northern Michigan fly, the Brown and White Bivisible. Prizes will be donated by local merchants, and winners will have their name displayed on a plaque in Schilling Beer. Co.
A dinner will be hosted at Schilling Beer Co., starting at 6:00pm, featuring appetizers, a wood-fired pizza buffet and a cash bar with local hard cider and wine. There will be a silent auction at the dinner and all of the money that’s raised will go to the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Scholarship Fund, which will send area children to the NH Council of Trout Unlimited’s Trout Camp to learn about fly fishing, trout habitat and cold-water conservation. Funds will also be used for equipment and supplies for Trout Camp. Registration for the dinner is $35 and is limited to 65 seats. Register for any of the day’s events at https://www.ammotu.org/news-events