A comment about "Bugs and Smelt - Favorite Flies and Streamside Musings"

"Over the years we have had many presentations of all kinds, but your presentation of "Bugs and Smelt- Favorite Flies and Streamside Musings" is the first time I have had several (not just one or two) members of the club comment to me that the program was outstanding.  Comments included "just a lot of good common sense and information", "moved along well with a great mix of stories and information" and "really friendly, comfortable presenter who really knows his stuff."

Ray Philippon, President, Nashua Fly Casting Association


A comment about "Adventure Trip to Yellowstone and Big Sky Country - The Magic of the West"

"Rick Little has an easygoing and informative presentation style, encouraging wide-ranging questions from the audience and leaving everyone feeling like they had been there on the river with him, enjoying the immensity of that Big Sky Country!"

Cathleen C. Beaudoin, Library Dir., Dover Public Library

Shadcreek Flies Presentations for 2019 and 2020

Contact Rick Little at shadcreekflies@gmail.com or

call 603-329-5552 for program fees and scheduling information.

 Adventure Trip to Big Sky Country- Montana's Bighorn and Missouri Rivers

Travel with me on one fisherman's dream adventure trip to two of Montana's superb trout rivers- The Bighorn and the Missouri.

This is a great program for TU and other sporting clubs as I share my experience on these two fabulous rivers and highlight the beauty of Montana's high plains, canyons and mountain scenery.  If you have been to Montana, this program will bring back memories.  If you have not been there, it will get you dreaming!

Revised and Updated!!!!

Fly Fishing in Maine is Wicked Fun

​The West Branch of the Penobscot, Rapid River, Roach River, the East Outlet and Grand Lake Stream are all waters that are discussed in this program highlighting some of the wonderful rivers that Maine has to offer.  I will talk about some of the areas that I enjoy fishing and the flies and techniques that I have found successful.    The program is filled with photos of these great rivers and some of the flies that I use.  Join me for a discussion about some beautiful country and fascinating fishing opportunities.

"Adventure Trip to the Big Hole River and Southwestern Montana"  

Feedback about "Fly Fishing in Maine is Wicked Fun"

"Your presentation was one of the top 5 that we have had in the 43 years that this club has been around!"

Barry Nation (long time member) Hackle & Tackle Club, Rochester, NH

Are you looking for an interesting program for a library, museum, civic organization, church fellowship group, TU chapter or conservation group?  I offer programs that are informative, fun and great for a wide range of audiences.  Contact me at shadcreekflies@gmail.com or call 603-329-5552 for program fees and scheduling information.

As a New England fly fisherman, I had always dreamed about fishing the magical rivers of the West.  I have now had the opportunity to journey West several times and I am constantly amazed at the fisheries that I have found.  This program takes a look at some of the great waters of Southwestern Montana, including the Big Hole, the Beayerhead and the Jefferson Rivers, as well as a side trip o one section of the world famous Madison.  Come with me to enjoy this wonderful part of our country.

Fishing for Kids of all Ages

This program is aimed at kids and parents, as I highlight the fun and adventure that is available in our own "backyard".  This is not a fly fishing program.  It is  a program designed to encourage kids to invite their parents out for time in the outdoors, fishing and exploring the world beyond video games and computers.  Great for kids of all ages!!!

Programs are updated regularly to be fresh and interesting .

Bugs and Smelt- Favorite Flies and Streamside Musings

Revised and Updated for Fall 2018!

This program is great for fly fishermen and fly tyers.  It is designed to stimulate a discussion about what is a "favorite fly" and to get anglers thinking about the flies that they use and why.  It is a fun, light-hearted program that includes photos of flies, fishing locations and outdoor scenery.  I share some of my favorite freshwater patterns and the experiences and stream-side observations that have contributed to making these flies "favorites".

Saltwater Fly Fishing - Lessons Learned

This program is targeted to the person interested in saltwater fly fishing, however anyone interested in the beauty of the coast will enjoy the presentation.  I discuss the ways in which I adapted my freshwater fishing knowledge and skills to the saltwater experience, and provide some tips that might be helpful to the freshwater angler who is interested in exploring our New England coastal waters.

Revised and Updated!!

Adventure Trip to Labrador City and Northern Quebec

This is an excellent choice for public libraries.  The program highlights the beauty of Quebec's North Shore, the vastness of the Quebec wilderness, and a look at the history and resources of this region.  It is a program that looks at the history, culture and wonderful natural scenery of this special land through the eyes of an outdoors and history buff.  Travel with me as we explore some of this land to our North.

Revised and Updated!!

​ Adventure Trip to Yellowstone and Big Sky Country - The Magic of the West 

Revised and Updated!!!

This program is excellent for public libraries and other community groups.  Travel with me as I explore one amazing corner of the West.  I'll share the beauty of the Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons National Park.  This presentation highlights some of the beautiful rivers, mountains and canyons of this part of Montana and Wyoming.  The program highlights the wildlife and geo-thermal features that make this region so special.  

You will see why they call it "Big Sky Country"