Our Speaker has been rescheduled to April. Therefore are March meeting held on March 23, we will take this time to have brainstorming and planning session. DVFF is getting ready to have our busy season and we have several events coming up. These include our upcoming learn to fish fly days March 26th and April 23rd, A Fishing derby, charity fishing events. As Always, we need members help to make these events work. We will be looking for ideas and people to help take the lead for some of these events.
DVFF Meetings are held beginning at 7 pm, at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road. Minutes for I-95 and shady Brooke farms
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.
“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.
The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club is proud to present Dave Allbaugh as our guest speaker on March 26, 2014 (7:30 PM). Dave is a master wet fly angler, guide and native son of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Johnstown, PA., Dave has availed himself of many of the finest limestone streams found throughout Central Pennsylvania and productive freestone streams of North Central Pennsylvania, and it is within these magnificent settings that Dave offers his “Wet Fly Water Guide” guide services and personalized lessons in wet fly trout fishing.
Dave Allbaugh with a nice late-June wet fly catch.
Fishing with wet flies is arguably one of the oldest methods recorded, and while our Pennsylvania waters have a robust history of wet fly fishing, in more recent times very few of us have actually practiced these truly classic techniques. Dave Allbaugh will bring his multi-media presentation to introduce us to a few of the more storied trout streams in the Commonwealth and provide us with a detailed discussion on equipment, flies, leaders and tactics to use – year round – for successfully fishing with wet flies.
Count this as a presentation you don’t want to miss.
We hope you will join us and Bring a Friend – Guests are always welcome!