Monday, September 3, 2012

Loonnggg weekend

Well, the long holiday weekend has come and gone, and here I sit having not gotten out on the water.  This week was the start of college football...which is to say it was like Christmas to many of us.  I however am a Michigan fan so unfortunately the outcome could have been slightly better, and by slightly I mean just a little, and by just a little I mean a hell of a lot.  I swore that I would not let football affect my mood, but after that disaster I needed to distract myself so I put my time in to knocking out some more flies and the pile grew pretty big by the end of tonight.  There are a few packages going out in the morning to find fish around the counrty and north of the border.  Maybe this week the boys will take care of business against Air Force and I will get into some fish!

I know it seems early...but show season is right around the corner.  The calendar for me still has a few holes but it is starting to shape up nicely.  The first thing I have coming up is actually next month, October 13th is the Grand Opening of the Orvis Cincinnati store and I will be in house tying up some streamers for the festivities from 11-3.  Hopefully a few of you will be around and can drop in and hang out for a bit.

Here is how the rest of the calendar is looking right now:
-Orvis Cincinnati Grand Opening, Cincinnati OH 10/13/2012
-International Fly Tying Symposium, Somerset NJ 11/17/2012 - 11/18/2012
-Indiana on the Fly, Indianapolis IN 01/05/2013
-The Fly Fishing Show, Somerset NJ 01/25/2013 - 01/27/2013
-Buckeye United Fly Show, Cincinnati OH 02/02/2013
-The Fly Fishing Show, Lancaster PA 03/02/2013 - 03/03/2013
-Swedish International Fly Fair, Jonkoping Sweden April 2013

-mike schmidt


  1. Mike, are you skipping the holt and GR shows this year?

  2. Hey John. I only have the ones on there that I have the official invites for. I do plan on doing the Holt show, but not sure about he GR show this year. Really depends on the weekend and will talk with the wife about it.

  3. you better do the holt show, your fly is on their advertising and tshirt :) superstar!!