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
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, www.holsingersflyshop.com 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.
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.