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

Wet lines lead to tight lines.

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club will be holding our On the Water Fly Fishing Class this Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on the Little Lehigh Creek. The fee is $50.00 – and includes lunch. If you are interested in attending this class, be sure to call us to reserve your spot (and your lunch) at: (215) 245-0677.

This is a fantastic class on a fantastic piece of trout water! When we begin our session on the doorstep of the Heritage Fly Shop you will be guided through instructions including how to read water (and how to fish that water based on temperature, flow rate, terrain and turbidity). You will learn how to cast under, over and around obstacles so that you can cast using weighted flies, wet flies and dry flies (and combinations that really work). This is an intensive day of fly fishing that is only interrupted by a lunch, then back to fishing.

Class participants are encouraged to bring along their rod and reel, clean waders, and to be prepared for any weather conditions as the class is held rain or shine. Remember also, because You WILL Be Fishing, a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License with a Trout Stamp is required!

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Fly Fishing Class on the Little Lehigh

This section of the Little Lehigh is a slice of Trout-Heaven-On-Earth offering plenty of shade, riffles, overgrowth and undercut banks – enough variety of conditions to keep you busy all day long. The park itself (part of the Allentown, PA., parks system) has ample parking and bathroom facilities. One of the nicest things about this park is that you will forget very quickly that you are within city limits.

Whether you are just starting out, or looking to gain some added experience and insight, you will find this class will meet your needs. As a bonus, Dave Bittner’s The Heritage Fly Shop is located right where our class will be held. Dave always has the latest information regarding hatches and water conditions and a well stocked assortment of gear and flies to help you catch fish… so while you are there, be sure to stop in and say hello – if you intend to fish the Little Lehigh again, Dave will be a man you want to make friends with!

The Heritage Fly Shop, and our On Water Fly Fishing Class are located at: 2643 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA 18103 – just about 5 minutes off of either the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (Rte. 476) or Rte. 309. We hope you can join us!

Ray Miller Returns with Bonefishing in the Bahamas!

Not to be daunted, Ray Miller has remedied the technical glitch that halted his presentation in November, and he is returning on January 22, 2014 (7:30 PM) to provide us with his presentation: Bonefishing in the Bahamas!

For more information about Ray and this presentation, please see our earlier post.

We look forward to seeing everyone again, at this, our first meeting of 2014!

Reminder: Holiday Banquet Tomorrow Night

Just a quick reminder that the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club will be enjoying their Holiday Banquet tomorrow night, December 11, 2013, starting at 6:30 PM, at:
“Georgine’s Restaurant” 1320 Newport Road, Bristol PA 19007 (map).

So, have a light lunch to save room for the evening’s feast of food, fun and fly fishing lore!

Last Call – for Fine Dining with Fish Tales

The Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club’s Holiday Banquet is NEXT WEDNESDAY, December 11, 2013. Please don’t wait any longer to submit your DVFF 2013 Holiday Dinner Reservation Form to Jerry Girard Sr.

Choose one of five great meal options for only $25.00… and as a bonus, by simply joining us at the table, you can enjoy a longer life, lower blood pressure, greater optimism, broader social trust and overall better health – not to mention some tips, tricks and insight to improve your fly fishing – after all, this is a Fly Fishing Club!

So, don’t wait until the December 5th Deadline to reserve seats for you and your guests!

Download the DVFF 2013 Holiday Dinner Reservation Form.

2012 Holiday Dinner

2012 Holiday Dinner