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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com 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