Salty Re-Boot 2021


The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on.”

Water is everything. It is essential for human survival. The earth needs water to thrive and fisherman need it to enjoy.
The changes in 2020 cast a wide net.

We hope that this notice finds you in good health and recovering from the worldwide pandemic.
We are certain that you are aware that the Salty Flyrodders is the oldest saltwater fly-fishing club in the country.
The Salty Flyrodders of New York have been in a dormancy since the pandemic was declared.
I was drafted as your President only a couple of months prior to the start of the pandemic. We were getting only a handful of members to monthly meetings. A few Board of Directors members were MIA.
It was clearly time for a change for the Salty FlyRodders if we were going to survive as a club.
I had to make the tough decision to allow the club to be in a dormancy to preserve what little resources we had and wait for the timing to be right. The time is now.
We will be having an informal meeting of the Salty Fly Rodders of New York, the first of 2121.
We look forward to seeing as many of our members and their friends and everyone is welcome.
We’re going to have fishing reports (I myself will be freshly returned from Belize just three days prior to this meeting and I will have stories either about the big one or the big one that got away).
We’re going to review the state of the club. We will cover all business and new business.
We’re going to call for volunteers that want to participate in leadership roles on the Board of Directors.

Our generous host that evening is going to be Paul McCain. He has graciously allowed us to use his fly shop, River bay Outfitters as our meeting place.

Who: Salty Flyrodders of New York
What: June 2021 General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday June 23rd 7:00pm
Where: Riverbay Outfitters
980 Church St, Baldwin NY 11510 516-415-7748

Michael Gallart
President Salty Flyrodders of NY
FFI Certified Casting Instructor
FFI Eastern Waters Council
Education Chairman

Tarpon from the beach on fly

It’s fishing season, boys and girls! And while we wait for our favorites to settle into their usual spots, how about a virtual seminar about the awesome Tarpon– but with a twist! As if it isn’t challenging enough to fish for Tarpon from a boat with a fly rod… how about chasing Tarpon with a fly rod from the beach? Crazy, you say? Aren’t we all? Join seasoned fly fisherman, acclaimed Florida guide and all-around nice guy Michael Mauri as he discusses his career and love of chasing Tarpon!

Join us on Friday, June 12th at 8:30 PM on Zoom

photo of a man standing in saltwater approximately up to his mid thigh holding a tarpon by the lip and the belly with a fly rod balanced on his shoulder

May Meeting on Wednesday the 6th

How about a Virtual MEETING?

Zoom meeting

Wednesday, May 6th @ 7:30pm

I’m sure we’re all going nuts with this shelter in place so let’s have a zoom meeting and share some thoughts!

We can discuss new regs, the current state of fishing, fly tying, support for the guides who have become our friends and who’s livelihoods have been crushed and anything else that comes to mind!

For those anglers who are unfamiliar with ZOOM, download the software to your computer and follow the instructions.

I invited all regular members who attend meetings so you would have received an emailed calendar invite and this went out to all members.

To join the zoom meeting, click directly on the calendar invite link or copy the link from above and use it when prompted to do so by zoom!

Hope to see you all on Wednesda