Carolina Fly Fishing Club

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MEETING AND EVENTS

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CFFC Sept. Fly Tying Sessions

Bass Pro Shop - Concord Mills Mall

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Sept. 9, 2015 - 6:30 PM 

As fall starts and delayed harvest is beginning, this is the time to start tying flies. We will having lessons for both the beginner and intermediate tyers. and will be concentrating on delayed harvest flies. Our students will be divided into separate groups and will have an instructor and helpers if needed. If as a beginner you do not have a vice and tools we will provide them. We will also provide materials for the flies that we will be working on. 

We are asking for a $10.00 donation for the lessons to help cover the expenses for the materials. We will have a registration set up online and will have a limit of 8 beginners and 8 intermediate tyers. 

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CFFC Annual Club Picnic

Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 Starting around 10:30 AM Lunch will be about 12:30 PM. 

Latta Plantation Shelter #1

Less than a month until we have our Sept. Meeting/Picnic. The planning committee has come up with some great food and other great ideas. 

The food will be a Low Country Boil, guaranteed to be the best you have tasted. For those who might have an issue with the makings we will provide some hamburgers and hot dogs. To help cover the expenses we are asking for a $5.00 donation per person, kids under 16 will be free. For those who have already registered and have not paid online please bring your donation to the picnic. Now for the good news, each $5.00 donation will give you 6 raffle tickets to be used at the picnic. When you see the items that we will have on the raffle tables, you will be wanting to get more tickets. Also having a yard sale for some fly tying material. 

As in the past we will ask you to bring a side dish or snacks for the picnic. 

To make it easier to make sure that we will have enough food and drinks we are asking that you register for the picnic. If you bring family or friends just put the number of guests on the registration sheet. Sign on to the web page and go to the events calendar and click on the picnic date. Just follow the instructions. You can pay online by credit card.

Saturday at Latta Plantation with  good food, good friends, casting lessons and other games. Plus there are some places you can fish on the lake if you want to bring your rod. 

Look forward to seeing you there. 

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CFFC Casting Instruction

Second Class 

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Had a great turnout for the first session and have had requests for additional classes. We will be meeting at Frank Liske Park at 9:00 AM and will have two separate group classes. A beginners class will be for those who are just getting started in fly fishing. We will help them with the basics of casting and the basic type of cast for fishing. The intermediate class will  look at each individual's casting and make suggestions on how you can improve. We will go into the various kinds of casting such as a tuck cast, puddle cast, roll cast, curve cast and more. Plus there is a lake that we can use to work on roll casts and other on the water casts.

We will be limiting the number of beginners to 8 and intermediate to 10, and will be asking for a $10.00 donation for the lessons. You need toregister online and if you want to bring a guest to the class you can register for them. 

If as a beginner and you do not have a fly rod we will have several rods available for the lessons. 

Information on the location and where we meet will be emailed to you prior to the date of the class. Here is a link to the park. Frank Liske Park

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South Holston River, Tennessee 
CFFC Outing
August 6-9, 2015



For more information about this outing, click on this link: REPORTS - Outings & Events

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Beginner & Intermediate Casting Instruction Class
July 18, 2015


For more information about this outing follow this link: REPORTS - Outings & Events






Admission Info

Cash only at the gate

Purchase advance tickets HERE

Adult:
One day $15
Two-day pass $25

Children under 5 free, under 12: $2

Scouts under 16 in uniform: free

Active Military: $10

The Carolina Fly Fishing Club is planning a banner year of fishing outings for our members. The outings will be planned to appeal to all levels of fly fishers, from beginners to advanced. We will have both one day and multi-day outings, cold and warm water fishing, free and low cost events. These outings will provide opportunities to learn new water and benefit from experience and mentoring from other members and, as always, a great opportunity to meet, socialize and fish with fellow CFFC fly fishers.

The schedule of events will become expanded and with firmer dates as we advance in the early months of the year. Following are currently planned, committed outings that you can put on your calendars now and be ready to go. Some events will have maximum attendees and some will require advance payment so be sure to check the events calendar frequently and get registered early for those events that you want to attend. We have 5 outings planned for the South Holston River and its trophy sized wild trout and other nearby waters. These are very popular outings and early registration will assure attendance.

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

March 7, 2015 Wilson Creek Day Trip

Please register if you will attend!

 OK CFFC Members, the 2015 Delayed Harvest season is starting up. During the first week of March there should be some fresh, hungry trout stocked in our local Delayed Harvest streams.

For those of you new to North Carolina Trout Seasons, Delayed Harvest is the NC state's modified Catch and Release program. March, April and May, the Department of Wildlife Resources stocks selected streams ( those marked with Black and White diamond shaped signs) for Catch and Release, single hook, artificial lure only fishing. In short all fish caught must be released. 

On Saturday, March 7th, the CFFC will host an outing to Wilson Creek. Wilson Creek is located about 20 miles outside of Morganton. For those of you not familiar with the area, take I- 40 West, towards Asheville. Take exit 100, turn right and go about 4 miles. The road will dead end into state route 181. Turn left, go about 10 miles and make a right onto Brown Mountain Beach Road. There is a white church with steeple very visible at this turn. Follow Brown Mountain Beach road about 5 miles, and look for the signs for Wilson Creek, Brown Mountain Beach Resort and Mortimer Campground. You will cross a bridge over Wilson creek just before THE LEFT TURN onto the road to Brown Mountain Beach. You can also go to Google Maps and search for Mortimer NC and it will show you directions. 

Brown Mountain Beach Road is a combination of paved and dirt (very navigable) road. For those who would like to meet up first for tips, pointers, etc., we will meet at the parking lot just past and to the right of the THIRD BRIDGE that you will cross over. It will be a fairly long drive. At this point, Wilson Creek moves from your right side to your left side and the entry to the parking lot is just a few feet past the bridge. Just prior to this bridge, you will see an old abandoned mill on your right and then round a large curve. The bridge will come up soon thereafter. For more detailed directions, please see the link provided on the registration page. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:30 AM.

Please bring your own lunch, beverages, etc. We will meet at the picnic shelter at the Forest Service’s Mortimer campground about 12:00. March weather can be unpredictable so please bring flexible clothing.F 

Club Outings: Due to CFFC liabilities anyone attending a club outing must be up to date with their CFFC and IFFF memberships. Guests or lapsed members must sign a release form at the gathering.  

Ok Fellow CFFC members. It is that time of year again. Tired of the ice and snow?  Well here is something for you to look forward to. It is time to sign up for the annual spring Nantahala Trip. This year we are changing things up a little. The club has rented a large group cabin right on Nantahala Lake. The cabin site is located in a private cove with direct access to the lake and even has a dock. The delayed harvest stretch of the Nantahala is straight down the mountain about 8 miles away.  The cabin has beds for 11 and will accommodate up to 5 couples.  There is also plenty of room for a few folks to bring a cot if need be. 

The dates are April 9 -April 12. Cost is $140 per person for the weekend.  After we see how many sign ups there are we will discuss food options. Bring your toon, kayak, canoe and yourself.

See the link below for more information. As per normal club policy bunk and work assignments along with directions to the cabin will be posted closer to the trip date.

Www.vrbo.com/482676

See you on the water. 

Ok Fellow CFFC members. It is that time of year again. Tired of the ice and snow?  Well here is something for you to look forward to. It is time to sign up for the annual spring Nantahala Trip. This year we are changing things up a little. The club has rented a large group cabin right on Nantahala Lake. The cabin site is located in a private cove with direct access to the lake and even has a dock. The delayed harvest stretch of the Nantahala is straight down the mountain about 8 miles away.  The cabin has beds for 11 and will accommodate up to 5 couples.  There is also plenty of room for a few folks to bring a cot if need be. 

The dates are April 9 -April 12. Cost is $140 per person for the weekend.  After we see how many sign ups there are we will discuss food options. Bring your toon, kayak, canoe and yourself.

See the link below for more information. As per normal club policy bunk and work assignments along with directions to the cabin will be posted closer to the trip date.

Www.vrbo.com/482676

See you on the water. 

CLUB MEETINGS

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CLUB MEETING AUGUST


Wednesday August 12, 2015
Bass Pro Shops, Concord Mills Mall

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AGENDA

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

8:30pm:                      Conclusion

GUEST SPEAKER

N. Corey Oakley


  • History of Lake Norman Fisheries
  • Current Status of Hybrid Striped Bass in Lake Norman
  • Available Prey to mimic flies

Piedmont Fisheries Research Coordinator

NCWRC Inland Fisheries Division

Corey obtained both a B.S. and M.S. in Fisheries Science from North Carolina State University. His master’s research focused on evaluating Shortnose and Atlantic Sturgeon habitat in the Neuse River, North Carolina. He has worked briefly for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries and NC Sea Grant. He has worked for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for the past 12 years focusing primarily on Piedmont Fisheries. He currently focuses on fisheries research projects throughout the Piedmont including the newly formed hybrid Striped Bass fishery in Lake Norman. He is the current chairman of the Inland Striped Bass Committee for the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.

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How to Catch and Release a Trout

 A great video that Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters have made available to fly fishers. Follow this link to their web page.  

http://www.lelandfly.com/In-Stock/Classes-Articles/How-to-Catch-and-Release-a-Trout.html

Watch the video on the proper way to release a trout

About Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters  

Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters is a full-service fly shop that has provided anglers in the San Francisco Bay Area with top quality gear and education since 1985. As we continue to serve Bay Area anglers from our Sonoma Ranch, the Internet has given us the chance to extend our service to fly anglers across the planet, and that's an opportunity and privilege we're excited to have. www.lelandfly.com

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    Education Schedule 2015  

By: Charlie McDanial Education Director
For a complete list of our programs for this year, follow this link. For more information you can get full details and register by going to the events calendar. 

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Trips and Outings  2015

By: Rick Meeks - Director of Trips

For a complete list of our trips for this year, follow this link. For more information you can get full details and register by going to the events calendar. CFFC Trips and Outings

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2015 Program Schedule 

By: Scott Smith Program Director

For a complete list of our programs for this year, follow this link. For more information you can get full details and register by going to the events calendar.  

2015 MEETINGS

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CFFC Forum 

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.

gjones1@embarqmail.com

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Special thanks to the  companies and individuals for their  continuing support ofour 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.  

Trout Fishing In NC

Another very nice feature on the Website is the Interactive map that is provided. Check the link below for more information.

N.C. Interactive Fishing Access Map 

Lots of great information on where to fish for all species of fish with maps that are easy to follow.

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   Carolina Fly Fishing Club is a Charter Club of

 the Federation Of Fly Fishers and Member of 

the  Southeast FFF council.

FFF Website

   Southeast Council FFF 


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South Holston River, Tennessee 

CFFC Outing

July 9-12, 2015


For more information about this outing follow this link: REPORTS - Outings & Events

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CFFC Stone Mountain Outing

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  

  For more information about this outing follow this link:  REPORTS - Outings & Events

  


















Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014

Meeting at REI, Northlake Mall, CLT.

6:30 PM Meet and Greet  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Club Meeting.      

The December CFFC meeting will be a casual get together and a swap meet.  A good chance to bring some of your stuff that you don't need and be able to sell or swap for other items. From what I am seeing there should be a lot of good stuff that will be put out. So load up all of your stuff and come on over for an enjoyable evening. 

Also this meeting will be the final chance to get one of the special raffle tickets for the two rods that we will be giving away this meeting. They will raffled separately and will make a couple of folks a nice Christmas present. 

Look forward to seeing you there. 

Monthly Fly Tying Sessions

 
 

We are looking to schedule more fly tying classes now that the weather is turning cold. We will be announcing dates and times for the fly tying classes for beginners, intermediate and experienced tiers soon. So keep watch for the dates 
Carolina Fly Fishing Club PO Box 3451 Huntersville, NC 28070


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