Carolina Fly Fishing Club
MEETING AND EVENTS
Tuck Fest Charlotte
April 17 - 19, 2015
US National White Water Center 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC 28214
A great time can be had at the Tuck Fest, lots of things to see and do. Well worth the trip to enjoy all of the things to do and see there.
For more information check their website
2015 Education Schedule
By: Charlie McDaniel - Education Director
There will be four (4) tying classes to get ready for 2015 Fly Fishing Season. We will utilize Expert Tutorials from the Internet on a wide screen video with hands on personal assistance from our own Carolina Fly Fishing Club experts. Bring your own tying tools and threads. All additional materials will be supplied.
There will be a Casting class which will be held on Saturday, July 18th from 9 A.M. to 12 Noon at a location to be determined.In addition there is a class on Knots & Rigging and one on Reading Water.
Direct link to Spring Nantahala Group Trip registration.
Deadline is March 31, 2015
From past Nanty Trips:
Monthly Fly Tying Sessions
Feb. 17 - April 21 - May 19 - June 16
The March session had to be cancelled and the series was extended to June. We will have a series of five tying classes that will be divided into separate groups. One for new fly tyers and one for more experienced tyers. We are limiting the number of folks to 10, and are asking for $15.00 for the entire series. You need to sign up on the events calendar in Jan. for the series and you will be reminded of each of the sessions in the following months.
The tying lessons will be held on the third Tuesday of each month through May, 2015. We will be meeting at the Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius in the Fireside Room, starting at 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
We have the tools and tying materials for the sessions but you are welcome to bring your own. The instructors for this year will be Dave MacBurnie and Gary Jones, plus we will have several experienced tyers to assist with the class.
Outings and Trips 2015
By: Rick Meeks - Director of Trips
March 7 - we will kick off the 2015 fishing year with a delayed harvest trout stream outing, most likely Wilson Creek
April 9-12 – our annual Spring, Western North Carolina, large group outing in the Nantahala area with multiple DH and wild trout waters near by
May 9 – another delayed harvest trout stream outing, location TBD
May 12-15 – South Holston River mid-week outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 4 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe
May TBD – potential camping outing
June 11-14 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 8 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe
July 9-12 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 6 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe
August 6-9 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City Tenn. Maximum of 6 anlgers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe
August TBD – We are working on a potential smallmouth bass outing, location TBD
September TBD – We are working on another possible camping outing for trout, smallmouth or both, location TBD
October 1-4 - South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 6 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe
October 10 – A delayed harvest trout stream outing, most likely Wilson Creek
November TBD – Annual Fall, Western North Carolina, large group outing in the Nantahala area with multiple DH and wild trout waters near by
November TBD- another nearby delayed harvest outing, location TBD
CFFC WILL BE MOVING THEIR MEETING PLACE STARTING MARCH 2015
We have changed our meeting place to Bass Pro Shops, Concord Mills Mall, starting with our March meeting. The street address is 8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC 28027, Phone 704-979-2200. Our regular meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month at Bass Pro Shops. The meeting room is on the second level, the stairs to the room are to the left of the entrance past the checkout area. If the stairs are and issue there is an elevator at the back by the fly fishing shop, that goes up the the Archery section. The room is much larger and we will not be as crowded at the meetings. Look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday April 8, 2015
Bass Pro Shops, Concord Mills Mall
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Membership Meet & Greet and Raffle Ticket Sales
7:00pm - 7:15pm: Brief Announcements
7:15pm - 8:15pm: Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A (45-60 minutes)
8:15pm - 8:30pm: Raffles/Door Prizes
Presentation by Martin Bawden of Flymen Fishing Company
Learn Five Top Trends in fly fishing and catch more fish in North Carolina!
This is probably one of the most exciting times to be a fly fisherman!
Martin Bawden, CEO of Flymen Fishing Company highlights 5 of the top industry trends rapidly shaping and enriching the sport of fly fishing. Starting at a high level, he explains how these trends are accelerating the learning curve and expanding the opportunities for every fly fisherman living in North Carolina.
Martin quickly drills down to a practical level, showing how these trends are driving innovative fly design and new fly fishing techniques that you can apply to your own fishing. He also shares a few personal revelations he had last year concerning strike indicators for nymph fishing and some simple rules for determining the best times to streamer fish for trout.
Raffle Grand Prize
Really nice Fishpond Vest will be the raffle grand prize, plus many more great items. Bring cash, checks or credit cards.
Help NC State with a Fishing Survey
This a good survey that will help NC State, take a few minutes and take the survey, link below.
Carolina Fly Fishing Club,
We are NC State students conducting a research study into the fishing industry in North Carolina. Our goal is to enhance the NC fishing industry. We would really appreciate your help in our study. We have a couple of questions that will deepen our understanding of the industry and regulations. Please complete the survey in its entirety and forward it along to anyone who you think would be relevant.
Thank you for your time.
2015 Program Schedule
By Scott Smith Program Director
Here is a draft of the programs that we have scheduled for the coming year. While we have these scheduled there may be some changes made, watch our Events Calendar for updates.
We want to encourage all of our members to make use of our new forum that is now on the website,
CFFC Forum You may check the forum any time you open the website and if you want to post you will need to sign on to post. We hope that you will be posting, giving us your opinions on what we can do to make our club better and tell us about your latest fishing trips.
If you have any questions on how to register, how to post photo's, etc. Please feel free to email me and we will be glad to help.
Special thanks to the companies and individuals for their continuing support of our club. Follow this link for more information. Supporters ____________________________________________
NCWRC Online Information
Please look at the NCWRC web site for some of the new features that are available to us by following the link below.
Another very nice feature on the Website is the Interactive map that is provided. Check the link below for more information.
Lots of great information on where to fish for all species of fish with maps that are easy to follow.
Carolina Fly Fishing Club is a Charter Club of