April 12, 2018

Hands-on casting and fly-tying lessons by Tailwater Lodge professionals: 3:00p.m.


Tour of the Salmon River Fish Hatchery: 3:15p.m.  

Cocktails: 5:30p.m.

Note that the above activities occur at the same time - please choose ONE.

Dinner & Program: 6:30p.m.


Tailwater Lodge




  • Tour of the Hatchery: $5/person
  • Casting/Fly-Tying Lesson: $10/person
  • Cocktails & Dinner: $45/person




  • Tour of the Hatchery: $10/person
  • Casting/Fly-Tying Lesson: $15/person
  • Cocktails & Dinner: $50/person


To be eligible for the lower ticket prices, pay your alumni dues or become a Life Member by clicking here!  If you are unsure whether or not you are a dues payer, please call the Alumni Office at 315-470-6632.



Click Here to register online.

Reservation deadline is March 26th!

Please join us for the Central New York Alumni Dinner on April 12th!  This year we will be offering alumni a unique experience at the stunning Tailwater Lodge located on the banks of the Salmon River in Altmar, NY.  Prior to dinner, we’ll have experts on-site to offer you hands-on tutorials in casting and fly-tying.  Alternatively, we will also be offering a tour of the nearby Salmon River Fish Hatchery.

Later that evening, join other ESF alumni for cocktails and dinner.  The recipients of the 2018 Alumni Memorial Scholarships will be honored at the dinner, Dr. Quentin Wheeler will deliver a College update, and in keeping with the “fish theme,” we will be treated to a special presentation by Dr. Neil Ringler, Interim Chair of the EFB Department and longtime faculty member.  To make your reservation, register online or call the Alumni Office with a credit card number: 315-470-6632.

 To make your reservation online, click here.

If you would like to spend the night at the Tailwater Lodge, we have arranged for a block of guest rooms at a rate of $119/night.  To make accommodations for April 12th, please contact the Lodge directly at 855-895-6343.  Cut-off date for guest room accommodations is March 12th.