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18th. Annual PA Fly Fishing Museum Banquet is November 3

Sep 16, 2018
The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum’s 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Comfort Suites Carlisle, 10 South Hanover Street

The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum’s 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Comfort Suites Carlisle, 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Festivities begin at 4:30PM with a cash bar, silent and live auction item viewing.  A buffet dinner begins at 5:20 PM., followed by a special tribute to Lefty Kreh, presented by Ed Jaworowski

Please join us for a very special evening while we celebrate and honor fly angler, author and fly designer Ed Shenk, Master of the Letort.  Ed started fishing over 80 years ago, and has designed many important fly patterns, such as the Letort Cricket, Letort Hopper, Shenk’s White Minnow, Shenk’s Sculpin, and many others   Ed has authored Fly Rod Trouting, plus over 50 fly fishing and fly tying articles in major sporting magazines.  Ed also spent many years conducting fly fishing schools with his friend Joe Humphreys at Allenberry Resort.  In addition to honoring Ed, we will have many very special guests that will be joining us for this very special evening, our 20th anniversary.

In addition to the many silent and live auction items, we will be drawing raffle tickets for our special raffle.  

Buffet banquet tickets are $40 each.  The buffet includes salad, rolls, Bourbon Salmon and Sliced Roast Beef, starch, vegetable, chef's choice dessert, and coffee and iced tea.  A vegetarian entrée option is available with advanced notice.  Buffet tickets may be purchased online, or by sending a check to: PFFMA, PO BOX 205, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.  Deadline for banquet ticket purchase is Friday, October 27th. 

Overnight guestrooms are available at a rate of $84.00 per night with a $4.00 per night per vehicle parking charge.  A hot continental breakfast is included in the guestroom rate. Reservations may be made by calling 717-960-1000.

As this banquet is one of the main fundraisers for the year, we will happily accept any donations…fly fishing related or not. Trips, gift cards, services, ladies items, etc. will all be much appreciated.

We have an awesome line-up of auction items for your bidding pleasure, including a
3-night, 2-day all-inclusive guided stay at the South Holston River Lodge, donated in memory of Lefty.
 Also included is an array of fly fishing trips, rods, reels, artwork, books, and other items. If you are attending the banquet, you may bid on these items during our LIVE and SILENT auctions. If you cannot attend, you may also submit a proxy bid.  Auction items are displayed regularly on our Facebook page, PA Fly Fishing Museum. 

Please contact Tom Hoffmaster at, or 717-957-4191 if you wish to donate any items, trips, gift cards, services, etc., for the banquet…or if you wish to donate items for the museum’s iconic displays. 

You may register for the Fund-raising banquet at  or mail to: PFFMA, PO Box 205, Boiling Springs, PA  17007.

Overnight lodging is available at The Comfort Suites, 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA  17013, Banquet attendee rate is $84, or.the Comfort Inn, 77 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA  17013.  PFFMA Member rate is $74.00 per night + taxes.  For reservations, call 717.706.3400. The Comfort Suites is in downtown Carlisle. The Comfort Inn for overnight accommodations is adjacent to the museum.