RVTU's Fly Tying Roundtable coordinator Frank Rosata learned through the Internet that fly tiers out west have had success with a type of fly tying event known as bugs and brews.  That inspired him to organize one for RVTU.  


There is more to bugs and brews than just to get together to tie flies and drink brews. It also serves to spread TU's message of coldwater conservation, for people from all walks of life to come together to share information about the sport of fly fishing, and for people of different skill levels to share information about fly tying. Winter particularly is a good time to hold one because the evenings are cold and dark at this time of year. That means the people who are passionate about fly fishing and coldwater conservation would  not mind staying indoors. 


We held the event at Czig Meister Brewery in Hackettstown, NJ and it was attended by about 60 people.  The management their gave us a designated section, and some of the flies tied were donated to Project Healing Waters.  A good time was had by all, and we plan on having another event in the future.  Thanks again to Frank Rosata for putting the event together and Czig Meister Brewery for hosting.