Join the Phoenicia Library for ‘The Adventure Experts’

Posted on: May 1st, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

Join the Phoeni­cia Library’s Jerry Bartlett Angling Col­lec­tion for a pro­gram led by licensed out­door guides on Sat­ur­day, May 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Phoeni­cia Library. Pan­elists will include Will Soter, co-founder of Upstate Adven­ture Guides; Hank Rope, leg­endary guide in the Catskill Region and owner of Big Indian Guide Ser­vice; Cliff Schwark, a life­long angler and founder of the Ashokan Pepacton Chap­ter of Trout Unlim­ited; and Patty Rudge, the first woman to serve as a full-time NYS For­est Ranger. Pan­elists will talk about the his­tory of guid­ing, what it takes to be a guide, how to choose one, and how to get licensed. The role of guides in edu­cat­ing clients about Catskill streams will also be dis­cussed. This pro­gram is funded by the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram through a grant to the library.  For more infor­ma­tion, visit: