Project Healing Waters


Enrico Puglisi Seminar

Puglisi logo The Canandaigua Lake TU Chapter will host Enrico Puglisi, world famous fly tier and innovator of fly tying materials, at a seminar on April 11, 2015. The seminar will be held at the Canandaigua American Legion, (8am-1pm), 454 North Main Street, Canandaigua, and is open to the public.

A native of Sicily, first perused a career in the culinary arts. He worked as a chef in a hotel in Sicily where he eventually met his American wife, Karen. He continued to work as a chef when he arrived in the United States in 1980. While bound to the kitchen, he still found time to explore fishing opportunities here. With Karen's help, he learned about fly-fishing at the Connetquot River State Park Preserve on Long Island, and other New York State streams. That summer, Enrico hooked his first trout and that instilled in him an insatiable thirst to understand why fish "eat" artificial flies.

Enrico Puglisi In 1992, Puglisi opened The Practical Fly Shop in Little Neck, NY, where his customers encouraged him to create many of his innovative flies. That led him to experiment with more durable synthetic and natural materials to create flies that eventually became part of the catalog of offerings that are now marketed through Enrico Puglisi Ltd. as EP Flies and EP Fibers.

Today, Enrico no longer maintains The Practical Fly Shop, but through Enrico Publish Ltd., his innovative products are making a major impact on the future direction of fly-fishing. His unique hand-tied flies are recognized around the world, and he has been invited to demonstrate his meticulous tying techniques across the United States and Europe. All of his patterns are designed to match specific baitfish and to be eminently fishable.

During the seminar, Enrico will “story-tell” along with demonstrating his unique hand-tied flies and materials that are recognized around the world: both fresh water and salt water varieties. The seminar seating is limited to 40 registrants. Admission is by advanced registration only and the cost is $45, $40 to Canandaigua Lake TU members who register before February 16th. The morning seminar will include a breakfast buffet. Registration is on a "first-come, first-served basis. To register or find more registration information go to the Seminar Registration page at

The mailing address for this Seminar is:

Canandaigua Lake TU Chapter
Leveraging Technology Inc.
Attention: Jim Cantin
4 Commercial Street, 6th Floor
Rochester, NY 14614

You can also call Jim at 585.454.4250 x108, or send an email if you have any questions or concerns.