Fly fishing guide Tom Akstens to speak

UPPER JAY - Red Barn Antiques and Art Gallery, located at 12110 Route 9N, will host a free presentation by Adirondack fly fishing guide Tom Akstens Sunday, July 11, at 1 p.m.

Akstens will perform music on his banjo, lecture about collecting angling-related antiques and share about fly fishing in the Adirondacks. After a refreshment break, he will do a reading from his recently published work, "The Heart of The River."

Akstens is professor of literature at the State University of New York at Empire State College and a well-known roots musician, fly fishing guide, writer, photographer, gardener and collector of Adirondack photographs and sporting art.

There is no charge for the event. For more information, call 524-8003.

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