November 23, meeting

Our guest speaker this month is Steve Turrisi from The Sporting Gentleman shop in Glen Mills, PA. Steve is currently the lead fly fishing and fly tying instructor for the Sporting Gentleman.
Steve’s program is about fishing the White River in Arkansas. He will discuss fly fishing with streamers for the large trout found in this famous tailwater fishery. Many large Rainbow and Brown trout are caught in the river below Bull Shoals Reservoir year-round.
Members and guests are invited free for this presentation.
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Yardley VFW Post,1444 Yardley Newtown Rd (RT 332),Yardley, PA 19067

Annual Pizza and talk about fishing night




Join us for our annual Pizza night


Join us this Wednesday for our annual Pizza night.  For this meeting we don’t have a speaker.  However we enjoy each others company, enjoy pizza and talk about fly fishing in a low key environment.   Also the club goes over its goals and shares stories about our trout season and upcoming fishing adventures.  On the topic agenda is talks about upcoming club trips.  This a great chance to meet and talk to others about fly fishing.  Also is a time to find others who might be interesting in going fishing at some time.


We being with a social hour then the Pizza will arrive.  Social time begins at 7:00 pm followed by the pizza arrival.


DVFF Meetings are held at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road.  Minutes for I-95 and shady Brooke farms


Sad event -The passing of longtime DVFF member Wallace Schmaltz

It is with sorrow today we report the passing of Wally Schmaltz.
Wally was a member of DVFF for over 30 years and until the last three years had always attended our monthly meetings.

Wallace SchmaltzWallace Schmaltz Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:47 am Wallace ‘Wally’ Schmaltz of the Cobalt Ridge section of Levittown passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Yardley. He celebrated his 90th birthday on April 26th. Wally is survived by his son, Wade and his companion, Michiko; his dear granddaughter, Erica and her husband, Jeremy; two great grandchildren, Caleb and Logan; and many nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his best friend and wife, Shirley Craig Schmaltz; a dear sister­in­law, Bonnie McKinnell; and dear friends, Bob and Joan Russell. He was born in West Pittston to the late Emma and Erwin Schmaltz. He was a graduate of West Pittston High School and attended Trenton Junior College. Wally worked as a motor winder for Lockwood Electric Motor Service, Trenton, and after his retirement, he worked for Kufen Electric in Warminster, until he was 81. He was a member of Oxford Valley Chapel, and until a few years ago was very active in the church’s Music Ministry. He sang in the choir, and enjoyed playing his trumpet. He was a great musician, and in his early years had his own German band. Wally loved fly fishing, and enjoyed his summers at his summer home in the mountains on the lake. He was a charter member of the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club. Relatives and friends are invited to Wally’s life celebration starting at 3 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Oxford Valley Chapel, 198 Bristol­Oxford Valley Road, Levittown, PA 19056, followed by his memorial service at 4 p.m. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the church after the service. Memorial contributions in Wally’s name may be made to his church at the above listed address.DunnGivnish Funeral Home, Langhorne

The Return of Henry Ramsey

Join us on April 27 as the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers will feature the return of Henry Ramsey.  Henry previously wrote a book “Matching Major Eastern Hatches, New Patterns for Selective Trout”   which focuses on PA and east coast fly hatches.  His book also contains various flies for Pennsylvania and the surrounding area.    Henry also is a fly fishing guide and has fished Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Colorado just to name the a few.


Henry, will talk about the best flies for Pennsylvania streams.  Also his experiences the places he has traveled.   Last time he had copies of his book for sale.


DVFF Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month  at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road.  Minutes for I-95 and Shady Brooke farms


We begin with a social time at 7:00 pm.  Followed by short business meeting then our presentation

Fun day of learning and fishing

Fun day of learning and fishing


Join us on Saturday April 23 as Delaware Valley Fly Fishers are having our annual learn to fish on the river event.  Join us on the Little Lehigh River in Allentown, minutes from Dorney Park.  As we have a full day of instruction and fishing.  The morning begins with instruction, followed by casting lessons and then fishing on the river.    Also included with your registration is a picnic lunch.   Our day begins at 10 am and will continue to 4 pm.   Fishing is under the eye of a certified casting instructor and other experienced fly fishers.


We will be meeting near the Heritage Fly shop.  The shop most likely will be open (FYI they do not accept credit cards)   Close by the local fish hatchery and the event is held Rain or shine.  (Hopefully no snow)   .


Cost is free for DVFF member and $50.00 per person for nonmembers.  Pre-registration is required.  To register contact Wayne Raydel at 215-280-7198.   In addition, a Current PA Fishing license with trout stamp is required in order to participate in this event. 


The location is next to the Heritage Fly shop 2643 Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown, PA 18103.