Carolina Fly Fishing Club
CFFC 2014 Banquet
& Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Location: NorthStone Country Club - 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville,
Date: November 12, 6:30 P.M.-10:00 P.M., Dinner served at 7:30 P.M.
You may go to our Events Calender for November and register and pay online. We do need the total number that will attend by October 30, 2014 to order the food.
Total cost is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome and can be added to your registration. If you prefer not to go online, you can sign up and pay at our monthly meetings.
A separate cash bar will be provided and managed by facility staff.
This is CFFC’s first ever end of year banquet to celebrate our 2014 activities and bring together members and their partners for a nice social and fun filled evening. We will have a great buffet dinner and some really nice items for raffle and silent auction. We will also have an entertaining speaker, Kevin Howell from Davidson River Outfitters. The date is the same as our regularly scheduled November annual club meeting. So, put this on your calendars now and invite your spouse, partner or friend to share the evening with us.
Start saving your dollars now for a chance to win some really great raffle prizes. We will accept cash, checks and credit cards.
Buffet Dinner Menu
-Simple Hors d’ Oeuvres (cheese, crackers, fruit, etc.) for meet and greet time
-Dinner Rolls, Fountain Sodas, Coffee and Tea
-Mixed Green Salad
-Potatoes au Gratin, Rice Pilaf
-Seasonal Steamed Vegetable Medley
-Slow Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus & Horseradish Cream Sauce
-Chicken Breast stuffed w/ Boursin Cheese, Spinach & Red Peppers
NorthStone Country Club is east of Huntersville, on McCord Road, off Highway 115, approximately 2 miles east of I-77 and, reachable by exits 23 and 25. This is a very convenient location to find.
From Charlotte, take I-77 to Exit 25, (North Cross) right. Follow Hwy 73 to Hwy 115 then turn right, go ¼ mile and turn left on McCord Road. Entrance is approximately 1.5 miles on your right.
Monthly Fly Tying Sessions
Lying and Tying
We will be having a monthly fly tying sessions at REI Northlake Mall on these dates:
Aug. 19 - Sept. 23- Out. 21- Nov. 18
These will continue on Tuesdays through November.
The lying and tying sessions are not meant to be formal training just a bunch of guys and gals sitting around tying and telling a few fishing stories. We will be glad however 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.
NC Sportsmen Rally Behind Clean Water Act Proposals
Raleigh, NC July 22, 2104 - Over the last few weeks, 60 groups totaling tens of thousands of members and supporters weighed in on the recent Clean Water Act rules affecting intermittent, headwater streams and isolated wetlands. These groups represented a huge range of North Carolina citizens, and included members from statewide hunting and fishing groups, the two most prestigious societies of fish and wildlife biologists and professionals, and even student groups. The groups submitted formal comments conveying collective support for the “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act” rule recently proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers.
Historically, the Clean Water Act has been a vital tool for maintaining or restoring water quality and wetland habitats where hunters and anglers spend their time pursuing fish and game. Despite this, the Clean Water Act has been weakened by two Supreme Court Decisions and subsequent agency guidance. Tim Gestwicki, CEO of the NC Wildlife Federation, said his group fully supported the 40-year-old Act and clarifying rules. “If we don’t act responsibly on full water protections,” he said, “it’s like having protection for your home, but then leaving the door unlocked and the alarm system turned off.”
The letter underscored the proven connections between these non-adjacent wetlands and downstream waters, and outlined how best to address protections for these wetlands in the final rule. There is sufficient scientific evidence that these waters as defined by the agencies have important biological, hydrological, and chemical connections to these downstream waters. “We stand firm and united in calling for strong clean water rules to be issued,” said Jim Mabrey, Council Chairman of NC Trout Unlimited. “It’s imperative we do this for our coldwater fisheries.”
By standing up for these small streams and wetlands, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers are protecting some of our state’s most important fish and waterfowl habitat. Lenny Smathers, Vice President of NC BASS Nation, was encouraged by the wide and broad scope of the signing groups. “It’s a resounding call for action to protect the places important to us as hunters and anglers. Regardless of our preferred sports, our common denominator is we all need healthy habitats for outdoor pursuits.”
The comments also pointed out:
• Forestry and farming exemptions remained intact.
• Emphasis on encouraging the rules to also cover Carolina bays and prairie potholes, also known as the “duck factory” region.
• North Carolinians depend on the state’s 242,500 miles of rivers and streams for clean and abundant drinking water, diverse and abundant fish and wildlife habitat, and local fishing, hunting, birdwatching, and boating recreation that supports a strong outdoor recreation economy.
• Wildlife recreation related activities lead to $3.3 billion spent per year in NC alone, and these expenditures support more than 95,000 jobs in the state.
The comment letter ended with a statement of support for all of North Carolina’s aquatic ecosystems and the species and hobbies they support.
“We applaud the agencies for their efforts to protect these waters and look forward to working with them to finalize and implement the waters of the U.S. rule. From mountain trout anglers, to Piedmont bass enthusiasts and duck hunters in eastern NC, this is a critical step towards protecting our sporting heritage and our outdoor future.”
Link to the full letter and sign on groups at http://www.ncwf.org/images/docs/Sporting_group_final_comment.pdf The open public comment period runs through October 20, 2014.
Christopher E. North
North Carolina Wildlife Federation
NC Teaming with Wildlife Coalition Coordinator
2155 McClintock Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
NC Teaming with Wildlife Coalition website
Wednesday August 13, 2014
CFFC CLUB MEETING AT REI Northlake Mall, Harris and I-77
6:30 PM Meet and Greet
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Club Meeting.
Orvis Endorsed and Head guide of Bay Street Outfitters', Capt. Tuck Scott started fishing and shrimping the Beaufort area 30 years ago with his grandfather. He has heavily fished South Carolina's Lowcountry from Charleston to Savannah and has incorporated his fly fishing experience of twenty plus years to exclusively target saltwater species here in Beaufort, SC. Tuck targets redfish, seatrout, ladyfish, cobia, and sheepshead on the fly as well as on light tackle from a 2014 Hell’s Bay Professional. Because of its unmatched excitement, sight fishing is his primary method of targeting most species.
Tuck will be speaking on the diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry for the fly rodder, specifically, about the marshes that surround Beaufort, SC. 25% of the entire United States' East coast marshland water is found in Beaufort county which affords a huge playground full of redfish year round, cobia in the spring, and many other species to cast a fly at during the summer months. Tuck will cover the seasons and how that changes the fishery throughout the year. He will also cover fly selection and the correct equipment to fish area with along with some tips for fishing saltwater in general.
Capt. Tuck Scott
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 following for their continuing support of our club.
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.
"FYFLE" Fly Raffle
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 or more 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 flies for each fly donated your will receive one ticket.. The other bucket of flies will go 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.