Dianne’s first fly-fishing lesson was in the Atlantic surf at Island Beach State Park in NJ nearly 15 years ago. She remembers being “the only woman fly fishing on the beach! I was lucky to have some of the greatest saltwater fly fishermen willing to share their knowledge with a beginner girl fly fisher.” Their willingness to share is the reason that she continues to mentor and encourage others to discover and enjoy fly-fishing.
Dianne is a Fly Fishing International Certified Casting Instructor and the only certified woman instructor actively teaching within the contiguous states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and NJ.
Always busy in retirement she has volunteered and taught for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Casting for Recovery, Fly Fishing International, International Women Fly Fishers and various other fly fishing clubs and organizations. In August 2014 she became the first, and only, woman from the East Coast to lead the FFI Women’s Fly Fishing Program held in Livingston, MT. Dianne has taught the “Introduction to Fly Fishing for Women” at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show for the past 4 years.
Dianne currently sits on the Board of the Directors of the Chesapeake Council, FFI and the Chesapeake Women Anglers. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Maryland, North East Chapter.
Dianne and Ken Tidy live at the head of the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Currently they are restoring a 1988 Airstream and hope to have it on the road later this summer. Taking their two (2) mini dachshunds along, they are headed west to fly-fish in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
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
Join us on April 27 as the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers will feature the return of Henry Ramsey. Henry previously wrote a book “Matching Major Eastern Hatches, New Patterns for Selective Trout” which focuses on PA and east coast fly hatches. His book also contains various flies for Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Henry also is a fly fishing guide and has fished Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Colorado just to name the a few.
Henry, will talk about the best flies for Pennsylvania streams. Also his experiences the places he has traveled. Last time he had copies of his book for sale.
DVFF Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Yardley VFW Post, 1440 Yardley Newtown Road. Minutes for I-95 and Shady Brooke farms
We begin with a social time at 7:00 pm. Followed by short business meeting then our presentation
Join us on Saturday April 23 as Delaware Valley Fly Fishers are having our annual learn to fish on the river event. Join us on the Little Lehigh River in Allentown, minutes from Dorney Park. As we have a full day of instruction and fishing. The morning begins with instruction, followed by casting lessons and then fishing on the river. Also included with your registration is a picnic lunch. Our day begins at 10 am and will continue to 4 pm. Fishing is under the eye of a certified casting instructor and other experienced fly fishers.
We will be meeting near the Heritage Fly shop. The shop most likely will be open (FYI they do not accept credit cards) Close by the local fish hatchery and the event is held Rain or shine. (Hopefully no snow) .
Cost is free for DVFF member and $50.00 per person for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. To register contact Wayne Raydel at 215-280-7198. In addition, a Current PA Fishing license with trout stamp is required in order to participate in this event.
The location is next to the Heritage Fly shop 2643 Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown, PA 18103.
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