The Return of Henry Ramsey

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

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Colorado Fly Fishing Exploits

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Join us on January 27 when we host Don Baylor who will discuss his Colorado fishing adventures. Don is a local to the area and taught for 30 years at Stroudsburg High school. His knowledge is vast. In addition to being a High school teacher, Don has taught fly fishing entomology at East Stroudsburg University. Also, He has worked as a consultant for various aquatic agencies including, an organization called the Aquatic Resource Consulting. Also Don Has taught fly fishing and has been a presenter at the international Fly Tying symposium, He also teaches fly fishing on the upper Delaware.

Don is well traveled as a fly fisherman. In addition to Colorado, he has Fly fished in Alaska, Montana and Northern Quebec.

Dons Knowledge can also for found in several of the books he has written. Including “Pocono Hatches” which he will have for sale at the meeting.

In addition to his fly fishing skills, Don is an accomplished painter focusing on angling art and landscapes.

 

Delaware Valley Fly Fishers meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. There is social time begins at 7:00 pm. Each meeting begins at 7:30 PM, after a short business meeting, there normally is a featured guest speaker with a presentation on fly fishing.  Our meetings are held at the Yardley Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

The address is 1444 Yardley Newton Rd Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067-4044

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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!

“Fly Fishing Small Streams” Presentation

Jerry Girard Sr. and Dave Kimbell will team up this month to provide the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club with their expert insight on Fly Fishing Small Streams on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, starting at 7:30 PM. Members and guests who attend will be rewarded with knowledge on tackle selection, casting techniques, finding and approaching fish and much more. Both Jerry Sr. and Dave are long-time members of the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club and both have contributed greatly to our club’s longevity and many other successes. Members and Guests alike are encouraged to join us for this very special, informative, and doubtlessly entertaining presentation.

If you haven’t yet experienced Fly Fishing Small Streams, consider this: In the U.S., only Alaska has more miles of streams than Pennsylvania’s 83,000 miles, and while much of the Pennsylvania lands have been developed to the riparian edge (and beyond), over 5,100 miles of waterways still exist in wild and undeveloped state forest lands. In our home waters of the Delaware Valley Fly Fishers Club, the Delaware R. flows for nearly 300 miles without interruption from standing dams, draining over 13,500 square miles of four basin states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware) through roughly 216 feeder streams.

The Delaware R. is a popular destination for anglers and other water recreation. As such, the Delaware R. can become a bit crowded and noisy – especially around the warmer seasonal holidays and weekends. When this happens many of us seek out the solitude and action of those smaller, cooler, feeder streams and wooded creeks containing trout, smallmouth bass and many other species. Fly Fishing these small streams successfully requires a wholly unique set of tools, tactics and skills, and for this reason, our upcoming February 26 meeting is dedicated to Fly Fishing Small Streams.

We hope you will join us and Bring a Friend!

Ray Miller Returns with Bonefishing in the Bahamas!

Not to be daunted, Ray Miller has remedied the technical glitch that halted his presentation in November, and he is returning on January 22, 2014 (7:30 PM) to provide us with his presentation: Bonefishing in the Bahamas!

For more information about Ray and this presentation, please see our earlier post.

We look forward to seeing everyone again, at this, our first meeting of 2014!