Talks include but are not limited to:
For Tourism Offices
How Outdoor Writers Can Promote You
Directed toward small business owners and directors of tourism, this talk will help you find and work with outdoor writers who can promote your business or locality among their readership. Eco-tourism is big business—learn how to make it work for you!
An Outdoor Festival…Here?
What small town doesn’t benefit from a thriving outdoor festival? Such events boost the pride and morale of local residents. Even better, tourists—who make almost no demands on municipal services—come to town to wine and dine and shop and sleep, leaving satisfied business owners in their wake. But how do you organize such an event? And how do you break the mold without breaking the bank?
For Your Fishing Club or Sportsmen’s Show
Who Owns The River: An Angler’s Guide to Staying on the Water and Out of Court.
Here we cover what makes a river navigable, the Public Trust Doctrine, riparian property rights, and crown grant ownership. Laws vary widely from state to state, so being well informed is a must before you hit the water.
Fishing the Best Waters of Virginia
Drawn from my book Fly Fishing Virginia, this talk is an inside look at the best fresh and saltwater spots in and around the Old Dominion and includes the best patterns and most promising tactics to use.
Fishing the Best Waters of the Mid-Atlantic
Drawn from my book Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic, this talk is an inside look at the best fresh and saltwater spots in and around the Mid-Atlantic region and includes the best patterns and most promising tactics to use.
How to Keep Your Dream Trip from Turning into a Nightmare
Adapted from an article that I wrote for Fly Rod & Reel after a dreadful trip to Alaska, this class will ensure that that trip-of-a-lifetime brings you a lifetime’s worth of good memories rather than nightmares.
If you’d like me to attend your event, make a presentation to your club or tourism office, or simply sign books at your local fly shop, please contact me.