Pizza Raffle and Fly Rod Party!

Make that Pizza Party and Fly Rod Raffle!

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club will hold its annual June Pizza Party and Rod Raffle on Wednesday, June 23, 2014 starting 7:30 PM, at the Yardley VFW Post (1444 Yardley-Newtown Road, Yardley PA, 19067).

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Salmon Fly not included.

On hand will be a fine selection of fresh hot pizzas with each of the top favorite toppings as were voted on during the by-law review last month. As if this wasn’t enough, the Club will also hold the Fly Rod Raffle. This year’s prize is a very fine TFO Lefty Kreh Professional Series 9 ft, 4 wt, four-piece rod guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the raffle winner.

June is a relaxed, light-hearted meeting and an excellent time to make summer trip plans with your fellow club members. We hope you can join us – and we hope you can bring a friend.

Pssst… Want to know a secret?

Are you one of those anglers who, when asked about conditions at a favorite fishing hole, offers a frown and a hunch about better chances at another spot further downstream? Or perhaps you find it worth the effort to walk a little farther from a parking spot so as not to tip off others to your secret eddy where you landed that big one last fall. Then again, maybe you are one who is quick to share the truth with a trusted angling friend but you will only do so in a whisper so those guys in the dining booth behind you won’t clean out that spot with live bait before your vacation next week.

Consider that this secret fishing spot may be on land in a government managed park, or owned by an individual who was kind enough to grant you access. That fishing spot? That is property – tangible property. Knowing about that spot – the value of that spot to an angler such as yourself – that is intangible property. You don’t own the property that stream flows through, but you do own the knowledge of that spot. The mere knowledge of the spot is what you want to keep private.

Our rights to the value of our knowledge (of things and even of ourselves) is protected by our rights of privacy. If we give up our rights of privacy, including our right to communicate privately, then we have forfeited our rights to the value of that private knowledge and we undermine many more rights to which privacy is a foundation.

On June 5, 2014, a world wide educational action named “Reset the Net” will take place.  Concerned individuals, groups, institutions, and governments will attempt to educate everyone who communicates using digital or other electronic means about methods to maintain communication privacy. The simple message is this:

You don’t need to surrender your privacy! There are Free and Simple Tools available for nearly every popular communication device we use today. Visit https://pack.resetthenet.org to download the tools that will work on your communication devices.

Your privacy is your right.
Keeping your privacy is free.
Losing your privacy could cost you more than you ever imagined.

~Wayne K

Join the Party!

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club will be celebrating its 30th Birthday tonight, May 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM with a Pizza Party – and you are invited!

Club President, Wayne Radel, will be reviewing the club bylaws that will be open for discussion. We hope that members and guests alike will bring along their photos from their Spring 2014 adventures to share.

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Happy 30th Birthday & Thank You to our Founding Members!

Be prepared for a little “club business” and plenty of fun!

We hope you can join us at this meeting and bring a friend – Guests are always welcome!

Our meetings are held at the Yardley VFW Post • 1444 Yardley-Newtown Road, Yardley, PA 19067.

Wet lines lead to tight lines.

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club will be holding our On the Water Fly Fishing Class this Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on the Little Lehigh Creek. The fee is $50.00 – and includes lunch. If you are interested in attending this class, be sure to call us to reserve your spot (and your lunch) at: (215) 245-0677.

This is a fantastic class on a fantastic piece of trout water! When we begin our session on the doorstep of the Heritage Fly Shop you will be guided through instructions including how to read water (and how to fish that water based on temperature, flow rate, terrain and turbidity). You will learn how to cast under, over and around obstacles so that you can cast using weighted flies, wet flies and dry flies (and combinations that really work). This is an intensive day of fly fishing that is only interrupted by a lunch, then back to fishing.

Class participants are encouraged to bring along their rod and reel, clean waders, and to be prepared for any weather conditions as the class is held rain or shine. Remember also, because You WILL Be Fishing, a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License with a Trout Stamp is required!

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Fly Fishing Class on the Little Lehigh

This section of the Little Lehigh is a slice of Trout-Heaven-On-Earth offering plenty of shade, riffles, overgrowth and undercut banks – enough variety of conditions to keep you busy all day long. The park itself (part of the Allentown, PA., parks system) has ample parking and bathroom facilities. One of the nicest things about this park is that you will forget very quickly that you are within city limits.

Whether you are just starting out, or looking to gain some added experience and insight, you will find this class will meet your needs. As a bonus, Dave Bittner’s The Heritage Fly Shop is located right where our class will be held. Dave always has the latest information regarding hatches and water conditions and a well stocked assortment of gear and flies to help you catch fish… so while you are there, be sure to stop in and say hello – if you intend to fish the Little Lehigh again, Dave will be a man you want to make friends with!

The Heritage Fly Shop, and our On Water Fly Fishing Class are located at: 2643 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA 18103 – just about 5 minutes off of either the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (Rte. 476) or Rte. 309. We hope you can join us!

Flies of Future Past*

“We can only truly know where we are going if we know where we have been.”
-I said that.

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club is proud to welcome our guest speaker Scott Cesari to our April 23, 2014 (7:30 PM) meeting. Scott will be sharing his research and knowledge of the evolution of flies used in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. With some Pocono flies dating back to the mid-19th Century Scott has traced their roots back to the 1400’s! In addition to offering this historical perspective on flies Scott will share insights into the impact and contributions that Pocono Fly Fishing has made on this angling sport throughout North America. Scott’s ability to present this information of artful fly tying and practical angling in a coherent context will surely earn him recognition as an angler who moves our sport forward.

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Scott Cesari of Scott Cesari’s Fly Tying,         Bangor, PA.

While a relative newcomer to fly fishing (when compared to some of our more senior club members – and you know who you are) Scott has shown what can be accomplished in a short time when we set our hearts and minds to our endeavors. Scott has excelled in fly tying, winning the Pennsylvania State fly Tying Championship in 2006 and received several medals recognizing his tying skills from the Federations of Fly Fishers’ contest that same year. Scotts skills in tying realistic patterns have earned him recognition from the International Fly Tying Symposium and Show, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, and the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum and many other groups.

We hope you can join us at this meeting and bring a friend – Guests are always welcome!

Our meetings are held at the Yardley VFW Post1444 Yardley-Newtown Road, Yardley, PA 19067.

*Apologies offered for the Moody Blues pun.