Fly Rod Crosby Days

Fly Rod Crosby Days

April 23, 2018683Views
May 18, 2018 – May 20, 2018 all-day
Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps
Fox Carlton Pond Rd
Phillips, ME 04966
Fly Rod Crosby Days @ Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps | Phillips | Maine | United States


Begin your segmented guided hike of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail. Short and medium guided hikes can begin when you arrive. (Pre Arranged & Pre Registration Required) #1 Phillips Trail Head to Railroad Museum/Sanders Station #2 Sanders Station to Fox Carlton Pond #3 Fox Carlton Pond to Toothaker Pond #4 Toothaker Pond to Madrid Trail Head #5 Madrid Trail Head to Perham St. Bridge.
Sponsor: Fly Rod Crosby Trail Committee

Exhibitors set up in “Fox Event Center” 1PM to 8PM

4:00 Grand Opening of “Sugar Ridge Campground”

4:45 Pot Luck Supper for all campers who want to participate. Bring whatever you want: Casseroles, sandwiches, dinner rolls, coleslaw, desserts, etc. Nancy-bringing a pot of baked beans.

5:30 – 8:30 Nancy Taylor’s Fly Tying Class in “Fly Shop” (Pre Registration Required): – Max 6
Sponsor – Sanders Auto Service, Phillips

Friday evening Fireside chat at “Outdoor Campfire Lounge” everyone invited

Exhibitors set up at “Fox Event Center” 7AM – 8AM

8:00 Morning Coffee at “Fox Event Center”
Sponsor: Carrabassett Coffee Company, Kingfield

8:30 – 11:00 Nancy & Dan Begin Fly-Fishing Clinic at “Fox Event Center”: (Pre Registration Required) max 12
Sponsor: United Insurance, Shiretown Agency, Farmington

9:00 Guided hike on a segment of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail (Pre Registration Required)
Sponsor: Fly Rod Crosby Trail Committee

11:00am and again at 12:30pm: When the RR line opened in the 1890’s, the Sandy River RR and the Phillips and Rangeley RR jointly operated a passenger train called “Fast Fly Fisherman”. Although the RR no longer runs between Farmington and Rangeley, “Fast Fly Fisherman” train rides will ride again and include a re-enactment of Fly Rod Crosby. A replica of Steam Engine #4 will power the ride. $6 each
For more information go to –
Sponsor: Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Rail Road, Phillips

11:00 – 11:45 FREE LUNCH for Exhibitors, Fly-Fishing Clinic, & Gold Prospectors at Fox Event Center.
11:45 – 12:45 FREE LUNCH (hot dogs, chips, soda) to all attending the Exhibition at Fox Event Center.
Sponsor: Edmunds Market, Phillips

11:15 – 4:30 Exhibitors Area open to Public in “Fox Event Center”
Sponsor: Fox Carlton Pond Camps, Campground & RV Park

12:00 – 4:00 Nancy & Dan continue Fly Casting Clinic on “Fox Carlton Pond”.
Sponsor: United Insurance, Shiretown Agency, Farmington

12:45 – 2:00 Gold Prospectors Clinic at Fox Event Ctr & Sandy River: Clinic will cover an overview of prospecting in Maine and the tools that are used, along with lessons on finding gold and “how to read a river”. All are welcome to the classroom clinic portion.

2:00 – 3:30 Hands on panning clinic on the Sandy River. (Pre Registration Required) Will include panning and sluicing for gold. Panning on the Sandy has a max of 20. Pans provided. Participants need to bring appropriate footwear to be in the water. WETSOX will be on sale (discounted 20%) in “The Fox Fly Shop” to help warm your feet.
Sponsor – Central Maine Gold Prospectors

SELF GUIDED HIKES: Daggett Rock Trail– 8 min. away, .6 mi one way, one of the largest Glacial Erratic in New England (Daggett Rock Trail – Maine Trail Finder)
Small Falls (rest area) – 15 min away, has 4 sets of Scenic Falls, colorful gorge, and fine swimming holes

1:00 to 4:30 Boat Sales – Fee is $10 pre registration non-refundable, $20 day of event. (Space is Limited) If you want to sell your fishing boat, (max 16ft.) canoe, or kayaks come and display your boat for potential buyers to view.
Sponsor: Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps, Campground & RV Park

2:00 – 4:00 Map & Compass Course at “Fox Fly Shop” (Pre Registration Required): Max 10
Sponsor: Maine Guide Roger David

3:00 – 4:00 Author Pam Matthews holds book signing on her new children’s book about Fly Rod Crosby

3:45 Fly Fishing clinic return to “Fox Event Center” for Fish tales, Photo and Graduation Certificates.
Sponsor: United Insurance, Shiretown Agency, Farmington

4:30 Bucket Raffle drawing at “Fox Event Center”: Proceeds to benefit the non-profits in attendance.
Sponsor: All Exhibitors

5:00 Pizza Night, Meet at the “Outdoor Campfire Lounge” to order and feast plus share tall tails:
Sponsor: The Local Bull, Phillips (2 for 1 pizzas)

8:00 Morning Coffee at Fox Event Center. Sponsor: Carrabassett Coffee Company, Kingfield

Tenkara Fly-Fishing Trip to Rapid Stream: Max 6 (PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Co-Sponsors: Adams Brothers & Pine Tree Cellular, Farmington: Independent Agent for US Cellular

Take a Self-Guided hike on Fly Rod Crosby Trail. Pick your segment! Refer to Friday hike segments.
Sponsor: Fly Rod Crosby Trail Committee

Nancy – Tea at Fly Rod Crosby Home (time to be set later): Sponsor – Sharon Jones, Phillips
Fly Shop Sale
15% off all in stock fly rods. Plus 20% off all in stock WETSOX.

EXHIBITORS TO ATTEND: (as of 1/12) Additional exhibitors welcome. Please contact us to reserve space.




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