Events and Announcements
Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo Dec. 6 & 7, 2013
CFFC and the Southeast Council of the FFF will have a booth set up at this expo and will be promoting all of the Federation of Fly Fisher clubs in the Southeast Council. The council will be sponsoring the casting pool and several certified instructors will be there to provide lessons. This expo has been a great success in the past years and looks like it will be even better this year. Here is a link to their website if you would like more information. http://www.wncflyfishingexpo.com
We are asking for volunteers that would be willing to help us with the booth for a while while you are at the show.. We look forward to seeing you at the show. We will have a volunteer sign up sheet on the events calendar if you would like to help us.
Sessions for Basic
and Advanced Casting
We had some great sessions for casting instructions and will look forward to putting on more lessons next year when the weather warms up. Some really exciting programs are being planned for next year and we will keep you notified. If you do have a question on casting or need some advice feel free to ask Jack Cummings, our certified instructor and he will be glad to help you.
Monthly Fly Tying Lessons
Our series of fly tying lessons will be starting on Jan. 14, 2014 and will continue monthly though April, 2014
Check the Events Calendar for future dates and to register for the classes.
These classes will be broken down into beginner and experienced fly tiers. We will have a series of fly's that we will show you how to tie. We will also be glad to help anyone with a fly or technique they are having a problem with. Every one is invited to attend and tie some flies or you can just watch and learn. If you don't have a vice yet we will have some vices and material for you to use. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
"FYFLE" Fly Raffle
The “FLYFLE” monthly contest.
At each general meeting we will be holding a flyfle or a raffly or whatever we chose to call a fly raffle.
Each member is asked to bring two flies to the meetings. Each fly will go into a separate bucket to raffle off.
One bucket of flies will be raffled off among those who donated two flies. The other bucket of flies to a lucky winner in the general raffle.
If you don’t tie, no worries… the flies you use to enter can be store bought or from anywhere else within the law.
Sheila Williamson has volunteered to be the lead person for this enterprise so please make sure to seek her out at the meetings.
Message from the President
It’s that time of year where many feel the season is drawing to a close.
In reality, it is just getting its second wind and is coming on to prime time for fly fishing and learning more about fly fishing.
The extreme amounts of rain we’ve had this summer really put a ‘damper’ on waterside activities but that we can’t control. As of late it is looking great out there.
Presently the days will be crisper and hopefully less wet than the weather we’ve had this summer, the water levels are superb and the streams have plenty more fresh, feisty fish in them with less people in the rivers to maneuver around. Warm water fish should be in a feeding frenzy bulking up for the winter. In salt water, there’s a very good chance that braving the fickle fall weather can reward you with flounder, blues, red and black drum, bass, sea trout and who knows what else while fishing from the beach.
It’s a good time to get outside and play!
Indoors, the club will also start our fly tying classes again soon which will encompass very basic introductory to high level techniques.
We will also have various fly fishing classes on topics you can help chose. We’ve had many good comments about last winter’s series and look forward to another great season of learning and teaching.
Keep connected to the club to learn about the day trips we will have to nearby trout streams for on-the-water outings that will include mentor/mentoring in which a more seasoned fly fisher will help the less experienced fly fisher along to help them with reading the water (to learn where fish hide and hang out), getting the right fly to the fish, playing and landing the fish and then the proper ways to revive and release the fish.
The Asheville WNC Fly Fishing Expo http://www.wncflyfishingexpo.com/ will be in early December. This is truly an event you shouldn’t miss. It has many programs, vendors and the Southeast Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will have a booth manned by fellow club members. We are also sponsoring the huge indoor casting pool and will have FFF certified casting instructors at the pool for assisting or answering questions in improving your casts. We could use a few members to help in the booth for a few hours so others can take a break and maybe even see the show. If you are willing to lend a hand just let me know which day(s) you’ll attend so you can be scheduled in.
Oh… did I mention that Highland Brewery will have kegs tapped too?
Also, you will be getting a questionnaire soon with the opportunity to let the club know your needs and wants. This is a golden opportunity to lend your voice and ideas to help make the club truly membership driven.
Come join us in some of the many activities we have in the works for this, your fly fishing club.
Until then, be safe…
President - CFFC