|Frank "Chip" Swarner|
Please join us on Saturday, October 11th at our Reading location for this super cool event! This is the 2nd year of the "Drinks for Dinks" program in which we raise money to continue the stocking and re population of the Tulpehocken Creek (Tully) with fingerling trout. These 4" trout are float stocked in the Fall of the year and will grow to almost 8" by early Spring. We have already landed some of these fish from last year in the 12" range! This fingerling program is important to the Tully as these fish thrive in this environment and become "almost wild" in both appearance and behavior.
By attending this event you will show your dedication and support for the Tully and the effort put forth to maintain this incredible fishery. Prizes, Raffles, Great Beer and food are all part of this fun day. The proceeds from many items sold as well as the raffle fun all goes to stocking these fish.
*This year our local Trout Unlimited Chapter has agreed to partner with us and match the funds raised to DOUBLE our yearly stocking!! This means we will stock about 3,000 fish this year... maybe more if YOU come support this cause!
Casting competition – All Day - $5 entry – winner gets $50.00 TCO Gift Card
There will be a distance competition and a accuracy competition. Rods will be your choice of Orvis Helios2 5wt
or their New Recon 5wt.
- Fly Tying Competition – All Day - $5 entry – winner gets $50.00 TCO Gift Card
The theme will be
steelhead flies. You are allowed 10 mins to search through the random
materials on the table and tie a fly. The winner will be announced right
before the movie, Winner will be picked by popular demand.
- Fly Tying Demos – 10am - 5pm - Frank “Chip” Swarner – Great Lakes Steelhead Flies
Chip has been in the TCO Family for many years now... his flies are simply AMAZING! Don't miss this one.
- Fly Tying Demos – 10am - 5pm - All Day – David Troop – Musky Madness
David Troop is a local
musky addict who also ties flies for the shop. He will be tying his
favorite musky flies.
- Swag Raffles – Patagonia, Airflo, Orvis, Scott, Hatch, Simms – Raffle will take place throughout the day.
Prize drawings will be held before the movie starts... around 7pm.
- Beer Tasting – Victory, TCO Beer (Shane's Secret Stash), along with a couple other local brews.
We will have 2 types of beer locally brewed by Shane and Jake from TCO Fly Shop - an IPA, and a Golden Kolsch
- Movie – Leviathan
The lure of the unknown is
what drives fly fishers to explore and to seek out the largest fish
of a species, not for the trophy but for the challenge. LEVIATHAN
documents epic fly fishing battles with these modern-day aquatic
monsters in a global tour-de-force.
New Zealand is recognized as a mecca for giant brown trout, we descend deep into hidden spring creeks to shine some light on these enigmatic beasts. Next are the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia's fabled Jurassic Lake, undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet. In the South Pacific, the giant trevally demands instant respect - follow fly fishers as they lock horns with these mighty fish in the coral reefs of French Polynesia and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Finally, watch gigantic tarpon crush hapless baitfish in the delta of Costa Rica's Rio Colorado (NZ - Argentina - Tahiti - Costa Rica - Australia)