Meeting Wednesday April 24th with our guest Sean Holsinger

Shawn Holsinger, owner and operator of Holsinger’s Guide Service has been fly fishing the streams of Western Central Pennsylvania for over 30 years.  Being blessed to be raised in the limestone rich mountains of the area, has offered many fishing opportunities in some incredibly trout-rich waters.  His home is centrally located between the famed Little Juniata and very popular Yellow Creek of Bedford County.  This area is also home to some incredible Class A wild trout water as well, which is where Shawn’s true passion is when it comes to fly fishing.

Shawn is also on the Pro Staff of his father’s business,  located in East Freedom Pennsylvania on the banks of the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata.  Part of his work in the fly shop includes his very popular YouTube channel, Holsinger’s Fly Shop.  Between the fly shop and his YouTube channel, he has had many opportunities to fly fish in some great locations, such as, Colorado for large Cutthroats, West Virginia and Maryland for trout, and Lake Erie and Ontario, for lake run steelhead, browns and salmon.

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DVFF Meeting MARCH 27, 2019 – “Shad Fishing 101” with our Guest Tim O’Neill

Fly Fishing for Shad is not something everyone gets an opportunity to try, however for members of DVFF this is an experience that should not be missed.  It is available in our backyard practically.  Our members and guests are invited to attend our meeting Wednesday evening March 27th at 7:30 pm to here from a local guide who will share his knowledge on this subject.  Come out and get the fishing fever.

About Tim O’Neill:
Growing up in northern Delaware my family lived the hunting and fishing lifestyle. I can vividly remember the first Deer I harvested at age 13. I often recall the night before Delaware’s opening day of Trout season in 1979, this was my first opening day. My brothers and I sat in front of the T.V. the night before with a block of processed cheese the size of a car battery. Diligently we would pinch off small bits and roll them into a ball the size of a pea. We made sure our rods, waders and vests were all up to par and ready to go. The next morning the three of us, along with my dad, were up early and on the river well before the sanctioned start time. At all of nine years old the Red Clay looked huge and the amount of people crowded in each hole was overwhelming. I caught one fish that morning (actually my dad caught it, I just reeled it in) a 10″ Rainbow Trout. I remember staring at the vivid colors of green, purple and silver and being in awe at the sight of “my” trophy. Something clicked inside me that cold April morning and now, over three decades later, I am still drawn to the beauty of all types of fish. A Machinist / CAD designer by trade, I have always worked “part time” in hunting and fishing related outdoor stores culminating in my managing Delaware’s only full service fly shop from 2009 to 2014. An accomplished Archer, Wing-shot, and Rifleman, my true passion has always been with the fly rod, a passion I hope to pass on.


DVFF Fundraiser at Bensalem Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Monday Evening -April 8th 2019

Hey all! Just sending out a reminder about another night out at Texas Roadhouse – Bensalem

10% of your bill is donated to the club, so the more people that attend, the more money we receive as a whole!

As always, there will be raffle baskets as you enter, so make sure to keep an eye open to win some prizes! While there, please make sure to sign in as well.


Anyone can participate on this evening to help our club.  You need a copy of the flyer in order to receive the benefits towards the club, so feel free to show your waiter/waitress on your phone, or print out a physical copy. Either works!


If you can’t make it to the event, but still want to help out, we have the option of pre-purchasing a gift card that will count towards our overall bill. In order to do so, please submit your payment prior to the date to Steve Wermuth, who will buy your card during the event!  Call or text Steve at 267-423-6435 to make this arrangement.

Orders to go (takeout) will also be applicable towards our bill, but must be purchased within our window of 4pm-10pm the day of (flyer is still needed)

Texas Roadhouse info can be found on the attached flyer.

Any further questions? Feel free to contact us! Hope to see you, and as many family members/friends as possible there!