Events

THURSDAY NIGHT TYING @ GSO

  • Join us from 5pm-9pm at the shop, for some TNT (Thursday Night Tying). All Tiers, are Welcome!

Tired of getting hassled over your tying stuff out on the kitchen table? Need fresh scenery, and comradery to tell your tale of the big one that got away?

Bring your Vise, Tools, and Tying supplies to GSO on Thursday evenings 5pm-9pm. Great opportunity to share and learn patterns & techniques with fellow anglers.

All levels of Tiers are invited and Welcome to attend.

SEPTEMBER

  • 18: Sunday, 9am – Beginner Fly Tying Class – Dan Hennigan. Only 8 spots available Call to Reserve ASAP 973-229-0424

Learn how to tie better flies with Dan Hennigan. This class is geared for beginner fly tiers.

Tiers will need to bring their own vise and tools. We will supply materials and coffee.

Space is limited to 8 guests, you MUST RSVP 973-229-0424

OCTOBER

  • 01: Saturday, 12pm to 4pmGSO OPEN HOUSE & ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

Please join us as we celebrate our 1st year Anniversary with an Open House event!

FEATURING:

Live Music performed by PARACHUTE ADAMS

Bring a chair, and relax while listening to an acoustic blend of country, rock and folk music.

Major Fly-Fishing Manufacturers represented with gear. Come test cast rods, get pointers and advice from industry professionals. Orvis, Scientific Angler, Lamson, Umpqua, **Greys, **Hardy… **these vendors still confirming

Orvis will be on site to teach their 101 Fly Fishing Class . Must RSVP, as space is limited. Please call: 973-229-0424 to reserve your spot.

Capt. Zach Flake – Flyway Charters will be doing a presentation on:
Fly Fishing “The Meadowlands” for Striped Bass and other Salty fare.
Topics covered: how to approach the area, techniques, equipment, and flies.

Capt. Zach is an amazing angler that GSO’s Fredy De Leon has had the pleasure to fish with!

Representatives from our local Trout Unlimited Chapters and from the Native Fish Coalition will be present.

This is a Great opportunity to meet them and get a better understanding of what they do for our waters and fish.

John Parise, Owner and Craftsman of Riversong Nets will be here with some new creations. He will also be playing with “Parachute Adams” chat with him between sets.

Local Artist, Brendan Faust will be here with some of his beautiful artwork.
You may have seen some of his art hanging at the shop.

Justin Johnson of J.P. Johnson Bamboo Fly Rods will have some beautiful rods to demo.

Professional Knife Sharpener, Bradley Robinson will on site.  Bring your knives and see what services he has to freshen up your favorite piece.

Fly Tying demonstrations, by Experienced Fly Tyers.

But wait there’s more… We will have a Raffle, and door prize as well.

It’s also the De Leon’s Wedding Anniversary, so if you see Mrs. De Leon, say happy anniversary and keep Fredy out of the doghouse…


P a s t E v e n t s

  • 28: Sunday, 9am – Advanced Fly-Tying with Frank Rosata.

Frank will demonstrate how to tie a couple of his Fall Favorites. On the menu will be the Tups Indispensable, Iso Wet Fly, Iso Emerger/Wet, and time permitting the Vitreus Dry.

This class is geared for the advanced tier

APRIL

  • 24: Sunday, 9am
    • Beginner Fly Tying Class – Dan Hennigan

Learn how to tie better flies with Dan Hennigan. This class is geared for beginner fly tiers.

Tiers will need to bring their own vise and tools. We will supply materials and coffee.

  • 02: Saturday, 10am
    • GSO Tactical Nymph Tying Demo – Danny Cisek

Danny will demo a few of GSO’s proven fly patterns. After his tying demo we will have a Q&A session going over Euro leader set ups, rigs, and techniques. Open to the public. Bring a pen and note pad as we will touch base on quite a few topics. 


Danny Cisek has been tying for over 15 years and competes regionally and nationally. He was ranked 17th on the National Level in the 2018-2020 seasons. He will be headed to Ireland in 2023 to compete for a World Title.

These are proven patterns that work in all streams across the country.

MARCH

  • 26: Saturday, 6pm
    • How To Target Shad on the Fly – Jeff Gensheimer

Jeff Gensheimer will be talking about how to target Shad on the Fly.  One of the best, hard fighting, freshwater fish in the Delaware.

Jeff is an accomplished Angler with a passion for Fly Fishing for anadromous species of the Delaware River. Chasing Shad is on the top of his hit list. 

Jeff will go over equipment and techniques used to catch these strong fighting anadromous fish. He will also have Shad Flies available for purchase.  

If you have never caught a Shad on the Fly, we highly recommend you attend!

This event is open to the public. Saturday, March 26th at 6:00pm

  • 11: Friday, 7pm – Advance Predator Flies with Jean “Kino” Torres.

Kino Squimpish Flies Pro Staffer, will be demonstrating how to tie Large Predator Flies for Pike & Muskie.

  • 06: Sunday, 9am – Advanced Fly-Tying with Frank Rosata.

Frank will demonstrate how to tie three stages of the Hendrickson May Fly Hatch (Emerger, Dun, and Spinner).