July 2019


How are you?  I was fishing last week in Montana and thought of the guy who pretty much got me started in this 30+ years ago.

Loyd Schafer

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Dear Rod:Don't know if you remember me BUT you came to a our Theodore Gordon Flyfisher Lunch and spokeThen Bob Cohen and Myself Drove out to your wonderful little shop and fished the river.

Hope you are well and so happy that you have this Blog.

Bob passed away this past year- and Did you know that it was Bob & myself who Organized Casting for Recovery here in New Jersey
Thank you for inviting me to read your nice blog

Great Stories.

TIGHT LINES

Maurice Mahler

609-409-5988

11/19/17

Rod and Cathy:

 

Great presentation. Just to let you know, I gave Dick Hepper the business card with the Al's Rat and he really appreciated it.

 

Sam Sandus

Ricky Wolbert
February 9 at 1:44pm
 
Back in the day Keith Berfield it was awesome, that were I learned to cast , ty , match a hatch and catch smarty pants Trout. Rod was a big help with the curve.

 

Richard Tullo

Rod and Cathy,

Thanks for joining us again. (Hacklebarney)

It was good to see you both, and your presentation was terrific!

         Rich

Rick Bender Great presentation and wit thank you Rod best success on your adventures

 

John McMinn · Friends with Rick Bender and 1 other

Hi Rod - I hope that you and Cathy got home OK last night. I wanted to tell you that the White Clay Fly Fishers meeting last night was very much appreciated. Thanks for your entertaining and informative presentation and for staying to talk to the many interested members afterwards. Good luck on your next fishing adventure. John, WCFF board member

 

 

Barbara Brazel Just a note from Joe Brazel's wife. He has loved Al's Rat!!! It has made his summer!!! The fish are tearing them up and he definiteley would like to purchase 2 doz. black size 24.

 

Hi Rod, I did purchase your book when it came out and I thought it was great. It brought back so many memories fishing Trico's on the Little Lehigh and hanging out at your shop with a lot of great fishermen some still here and some are gone. I sure miss those days a lot.

 

Joe Ciavaglia

 

 

 

 Rod-

On behalf of the Long Island Flyrodders and River Bay Outfitters, I'd like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for 2 great presentations yesterday. Your generosity, not to mention vast knowledge and wonderful storytelling, were appreciated by one and all who attended your talks. Hopefully, we can do it again in the near future.

Until then, safe travels and good fishing.

Warm regards to Cathy.

 

Many Thanks & Tight Lines,

Kenny Arstark

VP LI FlyRodders & Trout wrANGLER

516.316.3640

 

Rod/Kathy, Good show last night. Enjoyed chatting with you over dinner. The trout stream I mentioned is the North Branch of Buffalo Creek. The creek splits in the town of Mifflinburg. The main branch travels up the Buffalo Valley, while the North Branch travels northwest and eventually North into the mountains. The Mifflinburg Reservoir is located on the North Branch as it enters the mountains. Immediately above the reservoir the stream enters State Forest Land and the 5000 acre Hook Natural Area. There are several State Forest roads circling the natural area and access is by hiking into the natural area. It is a hidden jem, fished mostly by a couple of locals. Get in touch with me if planning to come to fish the Green Drake. Again, thanks for a great program.  Bob

Rod,

Thanks for a terrific presentation last night. It was good to see you again. I'm looking forward to your book. We'll follow you on Facebook, and have you back.

       Rich

Rod,

Great talk last night at EJTU.  I’m a relatively new fly fisherman into his second season and found the talk extremely informative.  Unfortunately I did not bring a pad and pen to take notes.  I’m waiting for your book.  Basically last night you spoke about 8 flies in different sizes.  When you get time could you list those flies?  Also, keep me on the lsit for a copy of your book.  I’d like to buy it when it is published.

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I enjoyed the presentations by you and Rod very much, and meeting both of you at our dinner gathering. Hope you upcoming journeys are delightful and fruitful. Rod's presentation was one of the best we have seen.

 

Ed Metzner

 

Richard Tullo Great job Rod. We will have you and Kathy back again.

Michael Deutsch

Hi Rod, I have a question pertaining to hatches on the Little Lehigh and couldn't think of a better fisherman to ask than yourself. I was hoping you could inform me of what flies and or hatches I should be anticipating during the months of March and April? Like I said I couldn't think of a better person to ask than yourself and I'd greatly appreciate learning from your response in regards to my question.

 

Michael Deutsch

10:11pm May 14

Hey Rod! I don't think you remember me but I'm Mike Deutsch and I took lessons with you in the summer of 2010 when I was 14. I lost my love for fly fishing over the past 2 years but something just set a spark and I'm once again back in love with the sport! I recently read an article in the Morning Call about the shop and you, it was so sad to hear about all of it I couldn't believe it. Before I read the article or had knowledge that you left and closed shop in Dec. of 2010, I was planning on taking a few extra lessons from the best to get my game back up to speed. I plan on going fishing tomorrow as the start of my refreshment in fly fishing... I'm trying to remember as much as I can that you taught me three years ago, I'm still looking for my first catch on the Little Lehigh! Lastly, I just wanted to thank you for all those awesome lessons you taught me, I realize now there was so much more to fly fishing then I thought and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher! You taught me everything I can remember and know, and I just want to give you a big thanks, I appreciate it so much now that I'm a little older! I'd love to hear back from you.

Wish you well in Colorado, Rod!

 

It's awesome that you're back and I'd love a chance to sit down and talk with you since I haven't seen you since our lessons over five years ago. Since after the lessons you gave me I've progressed a good amount and recently came to the decision that I want to be a fly fishing guide in east Idaho. I go out every year to fish the Teton River and I cant get enough. There aren't enough words to express my passion for fly fishing anymore I want to take my skills and knowledge to great levels. I'd love to fill you in more and also listen to what you've been up to as well. I'm at the stream everyday as long as the weather is bearable and I'd love to sit down and chat with the finest fly fishermen I've known and my mentor!

Dennis W. Keefer to Rod Rohrbach
March 4, 2016 at 7:43pm · 
I believe you did a presentation for R B Winter Chapter Trout Unlimited, Lewisburg Pennsylvania a year or two ago. Good program, Thanks.

June 20

June 20

 

Thomas Conigliaro

Went to your blog...wealth of info.E.G.Isos...learned more about isos there than 50 years of ff!!!

JUNE 10, 2017

How are you doing Rod? Hope you enjoyed your camping and fishing in Colorado. Do you remember me? I took lessons from you, casting and fly tying maybe back around 2002. I enjoyed coming up there to the shop and fishing, and you set up those special dinners with a guest. Good memories. Got away from hunting and fishing after the plant I had worked at for 33 years closed. Busy trying to make living. After several jobs I wind up taking a manager’s job doing Industrial Cleaning and Maintenance. It was very demanding so the only fishing I did was on vacation in October each year at my friend’s cabin on the Little Schuylkill near Hawk Mountain. I retired early for my health sake and am fly fishing, and fly tying again. Glad I found you on FB, I have read you articles, started reading your book I downloaded to my Kindle. I just started reading it when visiting the doctors office last week but I enjoyed reading about Al Miller. Looking forward to reading more from your web-page, see want the Trout Bum has to say..

James B.

I received lots of positive feedback on your presentation last night from our chapter members. Thanks again and I hope you had a safe ride home.

Rich

Mary Kuss Well done, Rod. I so enjoyed the program you did for the DVWFFA at Betsy Miraglia's house. Thank you!

 

Julien Robbins Love you Rod, you opened up a world of pleasure that I didn't know. Fly fishing is better than a shrink

Rick Bender Great presentation and wit thank you Rod best success on your adventures

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John McMinn · Friends with Rick Bender and 1 other

Hi Rod - I hope that you and Cathy got home OK last night. I wanted to tell you that the White Clay Fly Fishers meeting last night was very much appreciated. Thanks for your entertaining and informative presentation and for staying to talk to the many interested members afterwards. Good luck on your next fishing adventure. John, WCFF board member

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Barbara Brazel Just a note from Joe Brazel's wife. He has loved Al's Rat!!! It has made his summer!!! The fish are tearing them up and he definiteley would like to purchase 2 doz. black size 24.

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Hi Rod, I did purchase your book when it came out and I thought it was great. It brought back so many memories fishing Trico's on the Little Lehigh and hanging out at your shop with a lot of great fishermen some still here and some are gone. I sure miss those days a lot.

 

Joe Ciavaglia

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rod-

On behalf of the Long Island Flyrodders and River Bay Outfitters, I'd like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for 2 great presentations yesterday. Your generosity, not to mention vast knowledge and wonderful storytelling, were appreciated by one and all who attended your talks. Hopefully, we can do it again in the near future.

Until then, safe travels and good fishing.

Warm regards to Cathy.

 

Many Thanks & Tight Lines,

Kenny Arstark

VP LI FlyRodders 

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Rod/Kathy, Good show last night. Enjoyed chatting with you over dinner. The trout stream I mentioned is the North Branch of Buffalo Creek. The creek splits in the town of Mifflinburg. The main branch travels up the Buffalo Valley, while the North Branch travels northwest and eventually North into the mountains. The Mifflinburg Reservoir is located on the North Branch as it enters the mountains. Immediately above the reservoir the stream enters State Forest Land and the 5000 acre Hook Natural Area. There are several State Forest roads circling the natural area and access is by hiking into the natural area. It is a hidden jem, fished mostly by a couple of locals. Get in touch with me if planning to come to fish the Green Drake. Again, thanks for a great program.  Bob

Rod,

Thanks for a terrific presentation last night. It was good to see you again. I'm looking forward to your book. We'll follow you on Facebook, and have you back.

       Rich

Rod,

Great talk last night at EJTU.  I’m a relatively new fly fisherman into his second season and found the talk extremely informative.  Unfortunately I did not bring a pad and pen to take notes.  I’m waiting for your book.  Basically last night you spoke about 8 flies in different sizes.  When you get time could you list those flies?  Also, keep me on the lsit for a copy of your book.  I’d like to buy it when it is published.

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I enjoyed the presentations by you and Rod very much, and meeting both of you at our dinner gathering. Hope you upcoming journeys are delightful and fruitful. Rod's presentation was one of the best we have seen.

 

Ed Metzner

 

Richard Tullo Great job Rod. We will have you and Kathy back again.

Michael Deutsch

Hi Rod, I have a question pertaining to hatches on the Little Lehigh and couldn't think of a better fisherman to ask than yourself. I was hoping you could inform me of what flies and or hatches I should be anticipating during the months of March and April? Like I said I couldn't think of a better person to ask than yourself and I'd greatly appreciate learning from your response in regards to my question.

 

Michael Deutsch

10:11pm May 14

Hey Rod! I don't think you remember me but I'm Mike Deutsch and I took lessons with you in the summer of 2010 when I was 14. I lost my love for fly fishing over the past 2 years but something just set a spark and I'm once again back in love with the sport! I recently read an article in the Morning Call about the shop and you, it was so sad to hear about all of it I couldn't believe it. Before I read the article or had knowledge that you left and closed shop in Dec. of 2010, I was planning on taking a few extra lessons from the best to get my game back up to speed. I plan on going fishing tomorrow as the start of my refreshment in fly fishing... I'm trying to remember as much as I can that you taught me three years ago, I'm still looking for my first catch on the Little Lehigh! Lastly, I just wanted to thank you for all those awesome lessons you taught me, I realize now there was so much more to fly fishing then I thought and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher! You taught me everything I can remember and know, and I just want to give you a big thanks, I appreciate it so much now that I'm a little older! I'd love to hear back from you.

Wish you well in Colorado, Rod!

 

It's awesome that you're back and I'd love a chance to sit down and talk with you since I haven't seen you since our lessons over five years ago. Since after the lessons you gave me I've progressed a good amount and recently came to the decision that I want to be a fly fishing guide in east Idaho. I go out every year to fish the Teton River and I cant get enough. There aren't enough words to express my passion for fly fishing anymore I want to take my skills and knowledge to great levels. I'd love to fill you in more and also listen to what you've been up to as well. I'm at the stream everyday as long as the weather is bearable and I'd love to sit down and chat with the finest fly fishermen I've known and my mentor!

Rod
 
Thanks. ...
I was at the Fly Fishers Club of Harrisburg last Friday evening and ran into a fishing friend. I told him about your wading staff plans and told him I would send them to him, but, to my surprise, they are not in your Kindle book.
 
Can you send those plans to me?

I plan to use my Rohrbach wading staff on Friday on Penns Creek.
 
Thanks and good fishing.
 
Stephan Vegoe
Vice President
Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited