Join us this month as hear a presentation from Ken McDaniel. Ken is a new member of Delaware Valley Fly Fishers. However, Ken visited the Green River in Utah and has created a program introducing us to this famous fishing location. The Green River is located just below the Flaming Gorge Dam, and is renowned for its Browns, Cutthroat, Rainbow and Hybrids Trout. Also, the green river is known for its number of fish per mile.
Ken is a new member to DVFF. He brings a new perspective on Fly-fishing unlike ones that we have heard previously.
Join us for an interesting and new presentation
DVFF meetings classes are held at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road. Minutes for I-95 and shady Brooke farms
Join us on January 27 when we host Don Baylor who will discuss his Colorado fishing adventures. Don is a local to the area and taught for 30 years at Stroudsburg High school. His knowledge is vast. In addition to being a High school teacher, Don has taught fly fishing entomology at East Stroudsburg University. Also, He has worked as a consultant for various aquatic agencies including, an organization called the Aquatic Resource Consulting. Also Don Has taught fly fishing and has been a presenter at the international Fly Tying symposium, He also teaches fly fishing on the upper Delaware.
Don is well traveled as a fly fisherman. In addition to Colorado, he has Fly fished in Alaska, Montana and Northern Quebec.
Dons Knowledge can also for found in several of the books he has written. Including “Pocono Hatches” which he will have for sale at the meeting.
In addition to his fly fishing skills, Don is an accomplished painter focusing on angling art and landscapes.
Delaware Valley Fly Fishers meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. There is social time begins at 7:00 pm. Each meeting begins at 7:30 PM, after a short business meeting, there normally is a featured guest speaker with a presentation on fly fishing. Our meetings are held at the Yardley Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
The address is 1444 Yardley Newton Rd Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067-4044
The annual fly fishing show will be held at the Garden State Expo center in Somerset NJ January 29 through the 31. We are lucking to have one of the premier shows not too far from our club. Many well skilled fly tiers will be in attendance. In addition to the fly tiers equipment, and fly tying materials are also for sale. A member picked up 12 peacock swords for $5.00 one year. Some suppliers may have good deals on supplies for fly tying. This is a great time to stock up on tying supplies or get anything you need. . Hackle is prevalent there with one of the premier hackle suppliers usually present.
In addition to the supplies, there is also classes and seminars every day the show is open. These are from some of the most premier fly tiers and or fly fishers in the country. Anyone who attends will be amazed at the amount of fly tying experience at this event.
Some members are interested in carpooling. So if anyone is interested contact your fellow members.
“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.
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!
April is an exciting month for the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club. The season has opened for local trout waters (and bass are now catch and release only for the duration of their breeding season). We will be holding our regular meeting later this month where, along with our guest speaker, there will no doubt be plenty of stories and photos of our early season catch. The Club will also be holding its “On-Water” fly fishing class along the banks of the Little Lehigh. More on these to come!
April marks the time of year when fly fishers buzz with activity around here – and the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club makes for a pretty good place to learn the tips, tricks, and insight of local waters to make the most of your angling season ahead.
With that in mind – I’ll be keeping this post short so I can go out and get my line in the water, but I’ll leave you first with this thought: When you find yourself elbow to elbow with other anglers please encourage them to visit our Club. Membership growth is the ONLY way we can continue to make our fine programs available, so put a few of your Club business cards in your vest and hand them out with a smile and an invitation.
Much of what the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers has to offer has been nicely summarized by one of our founding members, and Executive Director, Jerry Girard Sr. Please enjoy this brief message from Jerry, and share the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers’ message with others to help build our membership ranks.