Chapter Meeting with

Matt Smythe – A Deliberate Life

April 20 – 6:30 PM

Location: Smith Warren American Legion Post, 61 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546


Almost 6 years ago, Matt decided that hunting and gathering for his family’s table would be a far better way to make a living than grinding out a nine-to-five. An Upstate NY native, avid bowhunter and fly fisherman, Matt now splits his time between freelance writing (marketing and editorial), spending time in the woods and on the water with his three kids, and writing his blog, Additionally, Matt is the writer/co-producer of the film A Deliberate Life, which toured with the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) in 2013, and screened at three other film festivals this year, including Red Rock and Breckenridge. Matt believes that the conservation of our woods, water and wildlife helps us pay much closer attention to the larger natural world that surrounds the places we find them—the wild places that he knows his kids will explore, both locally and beyond.

6:30pm fly tying with Jim Strong.  Chapter meeting and special guest to follow.