Fly tying and fly fishing are all about learning, and taking that to a new place. I am excited to help others learn more about these great sports, and have been fortunate to be involved in many seminars, presentations, banquet talks, fly tying classes, and everything else in between!
Biography: Tim Cammisa of “Trout and Feather” has been addicted to fly fishing and fly tying for about as long as anyone can remember. Although he and his wife Heather live in western Pennsylvania, fly fishing has taken him all over the country, with his fly fishing "home base" being in the State College area. Some of Tim's favorite waters include the mighty Delaware (where he has guided) and Missouri Rivers; though discovering small streams with wild trout still continues to excite him (his son Angelo especially likes this, as he gets to be the "fish spotter!"). Tim is one of the new generation of fly fishers who have taken to social media to promote and teach the sport. A fly fisherman and fly tier for 30 years, Tim started making fly tying tutorials and posting them on YouTube, which permits users to upload their own homemade videos on just about any topic.
Tim and his coffee mug have co-starred in over 250 videos on many different fly fishing and tying topics, like purchasing and maintaining gear, tying with certain materials or a specific fly pattern, and giving back to charities such as Project Healing Waters. Tim has had a great response to his videos – he now has an audience of over 19,000 subscribers with nearly three million video views! You can view Tim’s fly tying and fly fishing videos on his website: http://www.troutandfeather.com/
Speaking Engagements: If you are interested in having me as a guest speaker or fly tier for your group or function, please contact me early to determine availability. My presentations will be specifically tailored to your group, and revolve around fly fishing, fly tying, or a combination. All presentations will include visuals (both pictures and videos), and content relevant to today's fly fishing. Once contact is made, we can determine the right topic that will work best for your group.
Scheduled 2019 Events:
January 25 - 27 - Fly Fishing Show (Edison, NJ): Teaching two fly tying seminars (classes limited)
February 9 - Project Healing Waters event (Pittsburgh): Featured Tier
February 13 - SoFly podcast recorded me for their show (such a fun group!)
March 9 & 10 - Midwest Fly Fishing Expo: Headlining event
March 14 - Arrowhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited: Fly Tying Night
April 5 - Fly Tier’s Reunion (Seven Springs, PA)
August - Fly fishing ICELAND!
Summer 2019 - YouTube recording
September 9 - Penn’s Woods West Trout Unlimited; “How my Pennsylvania Tactics Worked in Iceland”
October 8 - Ken Sink TU; "How My Pennsylvania Tactics Worked in Iceland"
November 23 & 24 - International Fly Tying Symposium
January 3 - 5 - Denver Fly Fishing Show
January 24 - 26 - Edison Fly Fishing Show(I’ll be in attendance Saturday and Sunday…)
Winter 2020 - Fly Tying Demo @ State College TCO
Summer 2020 - Return to ICELAND! **Email me if interested...
Notable Prior Events:
April 27 - Fly Tier’s Reunion (Seven Springs, PA)
May - Featured on Dave Stewart’s podcast, The Wet Fly Swing
June 21 - Main Line Fly-Tyers (Philadelphia): Guest speaker and tier
November 17-18 - International Fly Tying Symposium: Featured Fly Tier, Presenter, and tying class
December - Featured on Rob Giardino’s podcast, Fly Fishing Journeys
Fly Tying Demonstrations and Seminars: Teaching others patterns, tips, and techniques is a lot of fun and my passion, thus I am happy to share my knowledge. This can be accomplished in a variety of settings, including at your group's meeting site, a fly shop, or even online. Please contact me, and we can determine the setting and types of patterns to tie for your group.