Recent Presenters

Adam Kautza, PhD

Adam is the Coldwater Fisheries Project Leader for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife since May 2016. He is based out of Field Headquarters in Westborough but works all over the state. His main responsibility is to design applied fisheries research and monitoring projects with the goal of developing a comprehensive trout management plan

Alan Petrucci

Alan has been fly fishing since the seventies and he takes the simple approach to fly fishing. For Alan fly fishing need not be complicated. He likes to take the time to slow down on the water and look to the grand beauty out there in its most simple form. Alan's interests include fly fishing small streams for wild trout, fly tying, streamer flies and their history, hunting, and last but not least, cooking.

Armand Courchaine

Armand is a life-long fly tier, fly fisherman, photographer and instructor currently residing in Marlborough, MA. He is a life member of United Fly Tyers, Rhody Fly Rodders and founder of Crossroads Anglers. He was a member of New England Outdoor Writers from 1980 to 2004. In 1997, Armand received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by United Fly Tyers and Federation of Fly Fishers. Armand's fly patterns have appeared in Ken Bay's book, Salt Water Flies, Jack Gartside's Salt Water Patterns, Dick Surette's Fly Tyer, Ray Bonderow's Stripers and Streamers, Lefty Kreh's Salt Water Flies, Angleo Peluso's Saltwater Flies of the Northeast. Armand's Snake Bug was in Fly Tying Clinic, October/November 2009 issue of Fly Fish America.

David Kolesar

David is a guide with the New Hampshire River Guides and guides freshwater anglers in New Hampshire and he has been member of the United Fly Tyers since the mid '90s. He is also a member of the New England Saltwater Fly Rodders and the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild. David has been a demonstration fly tyer at the International Fly Tying Symposium and The Fly Fishing Show for several years and for the International Federation of Fly Fishers festivals. An IFFF certified casting instructor, David also volunteers to teach fishing and fly tying for New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Ken Elmer

Ken has been fly fishing for 45 years and guiding for 15 years. He guides on the Millers, Ware, Swift, and the West, Middle, and East Branches of the Westfield River. Ken is the author of The Millers, Swift, Ware and EB Fly Fishing Forum as well as The Fly Fishers Guide to the Millers River.

Nate Hill

Nate is the owner of Hill Country Guides and he and his team guide in New Hampshire for most of the year. Additionally Nate organizes and guides trips on the White and the Norfolk reivers in Arkansas in March