Devin Olsen is our Guest January 22

Devin Olsen

BE THE FIRST TO SEE DEVIN OLSEN IN OUR AREA

Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Presents:

Devin Olsen

TACTICAL FLY FISHING

Known as an author and competitive fly fisher Devin had fished against Lance Egan and Ryan Barnes in the former Outdoor Life Network’s Fly Fishing Master’s in 2004. Devin was selected to be on Fly Fishing Team USA in 2006. 2017 was Devin’s 9th consecutive year on Team USA. Winner of an individual bronze medal in 2015. Devin holds a bachelor’s degree in ecology and a master’s degree in fisheries science and spent 3 years working as a fisheries biologist.

7:00PM Wednesday January 22

at Yardley VFW Post, 1444 Yardley Newtown Road, Yardley, PA 19067

Raffles and Refreshments
$5.00 charge to non-members

Annual Pizza and talk about fishing night

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Join us for our annual Pizza night

 

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

 

Calling all new comers

If you are new to fly fishing or want to check it out and learn more, Join us on March 26, as we get ready for the fishing season. This one day session is a prelude to the annual learn to fish on the water day, held this year on April 23. DVFF is lucky to have certified casting instructors and guides who will help new and experienced fly fishers go over there skills.   There will be a casting clinic, along with and other instruction about fly fishing such as type of flies to use . Also This a great time to socialize and to find people who are interested in fly fishing.

This one day class begins at 10 am and runs all day. Lunch is provided for all who attend. There is a $25.00 fee for non-members..

 

If interested send a message to Wayne Raydel at wayne.r@delawarevalleyflyfishers.org to reserve your spot.

 

 

This Class will be held at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road. Minutes for I-95 and shady Brooke farms

 

 

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!

Notice: Introduction to Fly Fishing Class

I want to take this moment to remind everyone that the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club is offering its Introduction to Fly Fishing Class on March 22, 2014 (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM). The fee for this class is only $25.00. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to call ahead to pre-register: (215) 245-0677. Bring along your notebook and your rod and reel with line (though not required).

From personal experience I can say that this class is probably one of the finest available – for many reasons. When I attended this class – the first time – I had already been fishing for over 30 years. I learned much more than simply how to “fly fish”… I learned specifics about fish behavior and angler behavior that, once applied, brought me even more joy and success in the angling sports I grew up with.

Our expert members will share their knowledge:

At the right time: This class will provide you with all the information you will need in order to have a fun and fulfilling “opening day” fly fishing for trout in Pennsylvania.
Of the right gear: From rod and reel to boots and hats – you will learn what you need and what you won’t need to fulfill your fly fishing goals.
Of the right tactics: You will learn to “read the water” and to “match the hatch” to help you decide whether to fish the top, the bottom, or somewhere between.
Of tips and tricks: You will learn about what goes into all those vest pockets – from the latest little gadgets to well tested home-made tools and much more.
Of fly casting: Bring your rod or borrow one of ours because you are going to learn to fly cast, or, learn to fly cast better than you do already with help from our FFF-certified casting instructors (Federation of Fly Fishers).

If you enjoy this class and want to take your skills to the next level, or you are looking for more advanced training, take a look at our upcoming “on-water” Fly Fishing Class on the Little Lehigh Creek. We’ll discuss this at greater length in a future posting.

One other personal note I would like to share: Fly Fishing is NOT an expensively exclusive sport. You will learn that you can – even with a small budget and simple equipment care – enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing without breaking the bank! (More about fly fishing on a budget will be presented in a later posting.)

This class will be held at the Yardley VFW Post (#3693), 1444 Yardley-Newtown Road, Yardley, Bucks County, PA 19067. After the morning session the class will take a break for lunch and you are welcome to join us at one of the nearby eateries, then, back to start the afternoon session.

Please share this with your friends, neighbors and family – this truly is a great class for beginners to get started as well as a refresher for those with some experience. This is also a wonderful and affordable opportunity for a “Family Day” outing and even an “early” Father’s Day present.

You can find images from a previous class on our Past Events page.

We hope you can join us!