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Speaker Meeting – Author Jerry Darkes

June 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Speaker: Jerry Darkes

Topic: “Essential Flies for the Great Lakes Region.”

Based in northern Ohio, Jerry Darkes has over 5 decades of world-wide fly-fishing experience.  He is a Great Lakes fly fishing with extensive experience on the inland waters of the Midwest. Featured in books, radio, and television shows promoting fly fishing, Darkes has three books, along with numerous magazine articles. His latest book, “Essential Flies for the Great Lakes Region” was released October, 2020.

Jerry will be discussing his latest book, which overviews midwest flies and fly tyers from the 1800’s to present. Jerry will be autographing any of his books. His new book will be available for purchase.

Come join us!

Prior Books Include:

Books from Jerry Include:
  1. Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans: An Angler’s Guide to Finding and Catching Fish in the Great Lakes (2013)
  2. Fly Tyer’s Guide to Tying Essential Bass and Panfish Flies (2014)
  3. Essential Flies for the Great Lakes Region: Patterns, and Their Histories, for Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, Smallmouth, Muskie, and More (2020)
(All are available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble for approximately:
#1 – $30, #2 – $17, #3 – $28 to $40)
If you have purchased any of Jerry’s books, bring them with you and he’ll personalize them for you.
Jerry will also have a limited supply of some of his books available for purchase, and signing, at the end of the meeting.
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June 9, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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