Finding Out West DIY with Dianne Tidy
Dianne’s first fly-fishing lesson was in the Atlantic surf at Island Beach State Park in NJ nearly 15 years ago. She remembers being “the only woman fly fishing on the beach! I was lucky to have some of the greatest saltwater fly fishermen willing to share their knowledge with a beginner girl fly fisher.” Their willingness to share is the reason that she continues to mentor and encourage others to discover and enjoy fly-fishing.
Dianne is a Fly Fishing International Certified Casting Instructor and the only certified woman instructor actively teaching within the contiguous states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and NJ.
Always busy in retirement she has volunteered and taught for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Casting for Recovery, Fly Fishing International, International Women Fly Fishers and various other fly fishing clubs and organizations. In August 2014 she became the first, and only, woman from the East Coast to lead the FFI Women’s Fly Fishing Program held in Livingston, MT. Dianne has taught the “Introduction to Fly Fishing for Women” at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show for the past 4 years.
Dianne currently sits on the Board of the Directors of the Chesapeake Council, FFI and the Chesapeake Women Anglers. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Maryland, North East Chapter.
Dianne and Ken Tidy live at the head of the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Currently they are restoring a 1988 Airstream and hope to have it on the road later this summer. Taking their two (2) mini dachshunds along, they are headed west to fly-fish in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
Euro Nymphing is the topic of this evenings presentation by Anita Coulton.
Anita started fly fishing more than 20 years ago on PA streams with her father. After attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School her addiction was fully entrenched. Though trout are her passion, she’s skilled fishing for anything that swims in both fresh and saltwater.
Anita is a well known and respected competitive angler on the top ranked Team Freestone. She has competed alongside both Team USA and World Team members, and has multiple top 10 finishes.
Some highlights of her accomplishments include:
*2014 Spring Creek Masters 1st place Team
*2014 Deep Freeze, Chittenango NY: 2nd place Individual
*2014 CNY Classic 2nd place Team
*2010 AuSable Two Fly First Place winner
She is also a graduate of the Reel Women Guide School in Montana.
Anita shares her passion with organizations like the US Youth Fly Fishing team, and Casting for Recovery. When not on the water, Anita works in a physical therapy outpatient clinic where she help patients get back to living the life they wish to. Anita’s also an expert in the Martial Arts, recently earning a black belt in karate. She’s an excellent teacher of all ages and skill levels who loves to hit the water, catch some fish, and have some fun!
Anita is a guide with Cross Current Guide Service & Outfitters an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service on the Upper Delaware River.
Contact Anita: crosscurrentguideservice.com
This evenings presentation by Tim Flagler is entitled “What Trout Like to Eat & Flies to Feed Them”This presentation will include video of aquatic insects, bait fish & crustaceans trout eat to survive and the fly patterns we use to imitate them.
Tim resides in Hunterdon County, NJ. He is founder of Tightline Productions LLC (http://www.tightlinevideo.com) which are famous worldwide for excellent videography of fly tying. His videos can be found on Vimeo.com, Midcurrent.com, Orvis.com, and others.
Tim is a featured fly tier at the annual International Fly Tying Symposium, and travels the country as a guest for other Fly Fishing Shows.
Members and guests are invited.
April’s Membership Meeting
Wednesday April 25th 7:30 PM
Lackawanna, Lackawaxen and the Upper Delaware Rivers-
Northeastern Pennsylvania, whose waters are steeped in American angling history, boasts some of the best fly fishing for trout in the world. Among its prime trout waters is the Lackawanna River, which was a heavily polluted urban waterway for many decades during the region’s coal-mining heyday. Today, thanks to the efforts of local conservationists and fly fishermen, a five-mile stretch of the Lackawanna is a designated Trophy Trout fishery teeming with wild brown trout
Adam Nidoh, Manager of A&G Outfitters in Dickson City, PA, 570-489-1650, will do a presentation on Fly Fishing the local Streams of his area. Adam is born and raised in Scranton, PA (still live there).
Grew up spin fishing (we forgive him) for bass, but got into fly fishing when I was 13.
Have been fly fishing for the past 18 years.
Adam’s dad and Adamhave owned and operated A&G Outfitters, in Dickson City, PA, for 14 years.
Have been guiding for 10 years. Licensed in PA & NY.
Guide primarily on the Lackawanna, Lackawaxen, Lehigh, Delaware & Susquehanna Rivers.
Worked as the Fly Fishing Instructor/Guide at TLAW for 5 years.
Have been a part of the Orvis R&D team for 3 years.
Have been teaching Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Courses at Keystone College for 3 years.
Recently published in the guide book, Keystone Fly Fishing.
Currently works at Whitetail Country Fly Shop in Starlight, PA & for Cross Current Guide Service
Adam will bring a stack of the Lackawanna TU River maps with him so make sure you bring your $10.