Noted angler, instructor and guide Sam Decker does “The Art of Fly Fishing”

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:06

    CUDDEBACKVILLE - The Neversink Valley Area Museum continues its series of artisans explaining the process of their work in the series of talks called “The Art of…” on Sunday, July 30 at 4:30 p.m., when nationally known fly fisher Sam Decker will speak about “The Art of Fly Fishing”. Sam is a Nationally Certified FFF Fly Casting Instructor, who has been fishing for 14 years. She is a registered New York State Guide, certified to guide in the Upper Delaware Scenic River, and is also licensed to guide in Pennsylvania. She offers both draft boat and wading fishing trips. In 2003, she came in second in “casting for accuracy” at the ESPN Fly Fishing Masters Tournament. She spends un-fishable days tying classic flies as well as her own creations and travels extensively throughout the U.S. and the world in search of wild trout. Also a Registered Nurse, Sam combines these two aspects of her life by volunteering for Casting for Recovery, which sponsors fly fishing retreats for survivors of breast cancer. Admission to the lecture is free. A donation to help the Neversink Valley Area Museum continue to fulfill its mission is requested. “The Art of Fly Fishing” will be held at the D & H Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Road, (just off U.S. Route 209) Cuddebackville, NY. Future topics in this series will include: The Art of … Quilting, Glass Making and Barbershop Harmonies. The Neversink Valley Area Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from noon until 4 p.m., Apr. 1 through Oct. 29 and by appointment. For more information about the museum, its mission to preserve local history or any events, call 845-754-8870 or check the website: The museum is at 26 Hoag Road, in Cuddebackville, N.Y.