The Lehigh is one of Pennsylvania’s largest tail-waters where you can target both wild and stocked trout in roughly 45 miles of fishable water. Many people drive right past the Lehigh on their trek to fish the upper Delaware but more and more are turning their sights to the mighty Lehigh and recognizing the Lehigh for the quality fishery that it is. The presentation will cover access, fishing techniques, boating the river, and much more that will help to cut the learning curve on the river.
Nick Raftas has been fly fishing for close to 30 years. In 2011 Nick joined Sky Blue Outfitters and expanded the business into guiding on some of the states larger waterways. Nick primarily guides on the Lehigh River for trout and the Susquehanna River and middle Delaware River for smallmouth bass but also spends time guiding on many of the states smaller limestone and freestone streams as well as guiding for carp, musky, largemouth bass and northern pike.
Nick has contributed to Field and Stream Magazine with his photography and has been a featured guide in the magazine as well. Nick has also been featured in Field and Stream’s Hook Shots video series for the guiding he does on the Susquehanna River, fly angling for carp and steelhead fishing in Michigan.
Our guest speaker this month is Henry Ramsay; Author, Photographer, and Custom Fly Tyer. Henry will discuss Southeast PA fly fishing and a newly released book which he co-authored with eight other Pennsylvania regional experts. Keystone Fly Fishing is now available to purchase. You can purchase it and have Henry sign your copy.
Please join us for the 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
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