Aug. 2 Speaker Richie Farino of District Angling

District Angling, an independent company formed to fill a small niche in the Washington DC area specializing in fly-fishing, has opened its new store at 2105 North Pollard Street in Arlington, VA.

Richard Farino, District Angling’s founder, will talk about the shop’s new location and upcoming plans at the August meeting. Rich is a Bronx resident who relocated to the Washington DC area a few years ago to run another fly shop. An avid fly angler (and known to his employees as "El Jefe", or The Boss), Richard is a registered guide, fly tyer and also runs the fly fishing travel and outreach programs with non-profit organizations.

District Angling has more than 100+ years of combined fly-fishing experience, knowledge, and expertise among the staff. In addition to guiding they also are involved in conservation, outreach, education, and fundraising. They not only support national organizations like Project Healing Waters, Coastal Conservation Association, and Trout Unlimited but also participate in important events and regional awareness like the Friends of Fletcher's Cove, Trout In The Classroom, and the Cape Lookout Albacore Festival.