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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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February Fly Tying 

Lying and Tying Session 

Bass Pro Shop - Concord Mills Mall

In the White River Room (Fly Shop)

www.facebook.com/bpscharlotte

Feb.17, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be having a Lying and Tying session at Bass Pro.  Concord. This is just a get together, where you can bring your vise and material and just enjoy an evening of fly tying. Of course there is some lying about how big the fish was and of course how my fly is one that catch all of the big fish. 

There is no charge or  registration for any of the Lying & Tying Sessions. If you want to just come by and watch and learn, feel free to join us, you are more than welcome. You will have a chance to meet some of the fly tiers and they will be glad to give you advice. If you don't have a vice we can bring a loaner and you will find folks there to help you. If you need a loaner vice please email us at gjones1@ebmarqmail.com 

We will start around 5:30 PM and finish around 8:30 PM at the Bass Pro Shop in the White River Fly Shop room in the back of the store. 

 Will be scheduling for more in 2016 so watch the events calendar for dates and times. Look forward to seeing you there. 

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Feb. 20, 2016 Wilson Creek Day Trip

Please register if you will attend!

CFFC Wilson Creek Flyfishing Day Trip

 

On Saturday, Feb 20 th 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. (Approximately 8 miles) 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. Weather can be unpredictable so please bring flexible clothing. 

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.  


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CFFC Fly Tying for Beginners and Intermediate 

There are separate registration pages for each group, please sign up for which one will fit your abilities. Follow these links: Beginner  or Intermediate 

Community Room - Bass Pro Shop

Fly Tying Lessons will be a series  of three classes. Held on the following dates. February 22nd, March 7th, March 21, 2016    

All classes will be held at 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost is $15.00 per person for all of the three classes on the above dates. You may register and pay online by following this link: Beginners Fly Tying  or Intermediate Fly Tying   All materials will be supplied and if you don't have a vise and tools they will be provided.       

New beginner tiers and more (all tools if needed and materials provided)experienced tiers will both be at the same lessons dates, but separated into different groups.  By signing up as a beginner or intermediate, this will help us make sure to give you the proper lessons. 

Emphasis will be placed on fly tying techniques and traditional flies.

The instructors will be Gary Jones and Dave MacBurnie,plus additional assistance's will also be provided for new tiers. This will be a rewarding experience for all who attend. If there is interest we will setup a stream day so that you can catch fish on the flies you tied.


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TO ALL CFFC MEMBERS:


Madison River Trip?

We are conducting a survey to see who would be interested in going on a week long Fly Fishing trip to Montana in the month of September,2016 The Lodge is centrally located in West Yellowstone Montana close to the borders of Wyoming and Idaho. This location allows to fish the famous Madison, Yellowstone, Henrys Fork and Gallatin Rivers. You can also fish in the Yellowstone National Park's popular streams, the Lamar and Yellowstone Rivers, Slough Creek and Soda Butte, all home to the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Approximate trip cost:

Fishing license $100-$125,

Lodging cost $450-$500,

Airfare $500-$650

Car rental $100-$200 or less if shared.

Total $1250-$1350 plus food.

Additional cost Guide service $500-$600 a day for two people.

If you are interested or have questions please contact:

Steve Patterson  

sflyft@yahoo.com

Phone: 704-605-1278

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Special thanks to the  companies and individuals for their  continuing support ofour club. Follow this link for more information. Supporters

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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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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



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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Bass Pro - Concord Mills

Feb. 10, 2016

www.facebook.com/bpscharlotte

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

Cold Weather Fishing:  How to Catch Trout in Winter

J.E.B. Hall – Author & Guide forDavidson River Outfitters

https://www.davidsonflyfishing.com/



J.E.B. Hall is a full time fly fishing guide and instructor in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee for Davidson River Outfitters.  

In addition to guiding in the Southeast, J.E.B. has spent numerous summers guiding in Southwest Alaska for Alaska West, and is a former operations manager for the Andros South Bonefish Lodge on South Andros Island in the Bahamas.  

J.E.B. is also the author of the book The Southern Appalachian Fly Guide, and occasionally dabbles in photography. J.E.B. will have signed books "The Southern Appalachian Fly Guide" and will be available at the meeting.


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Casting Education Class

Saturday, March 12, 2016 

From 10:00 to 2:00 at Frank Liske Park in Harrisburg, NC

Cost - $10.00       Minimum 6, Maximum 20 students

You can register and pay online by following this link;Casting Class March

Instructors: Gary Jones, Rick Meeks, plus assistants.

The following two casting classes will be taught using grass and water where most appropriate.  You will have both small group and one on one instruction to make sure you leave with a new set of casting skills. If you don’t have your own fly rod, let us know on the registration form and we will bring one for you.

Fly Casting for Beginners – Being able to accurately with a fly rod is one of the most important skills for a fly fisherman. It’s also not nearly as hard as people might have you believe. Come learn the basics of how the fly rod works, develop a good roll cast for those tight situations often found on North Carolina streams and learn to accurately deliver your fly where you think it needs to go.

Fly Casting for Intermediates – Once you have mastered the basics and caught a few fish, you will discover there are some things you would still like to be able to do with a fly rod, but don’t quite know how to master. Aerial mends are very useful to fool spooky fish. You can bend your fly line to mend your line before it hits the water to get a perfect drift without spooking any fish. Maybe you have trouble getting under those low hanging branches or around that rock or stump between you and the fish. You need a curve cast. There is even a special cast that is a favorite of Joe Humphreys that helps you get your fly all the way to the bottom in a hurry. Tell us what you need to do and we will find an instructor to help you do it.



  http://flyfishingshow.com/winston-salem/

 Carolina Fly Fishing Club will be setting up the booth for the Southeastern Council IFFF at the show and will be providing the casting, knot tying and fly tying lessons during the show.We will be asking for volunteers that would be willing to help at the booth. If you could spare some time it would be greatly appreciated. You can help, contact me Gary C. Jones with a FB Message or email me at gjones1@embarqmail.com. Thanks for the help.

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WOMEN ON THE FLY

Carolina Fly Fishing Club is proud to be a sponsor of a new group called “Women On The Fly”.

This group was organized by one of our Board members, Linda Hickle, in July of this year.  Membership and participation is through the social media site Meetup.com. Their objective is to unite women interested in learning about the great opportunities to get into fly fishing in our area. Women of all skill levels are welcome. Women On The Fly has a single gender mission and welcomes everyone interested in promoting women in the sport of fly fishing.  Linda along with other Event Hosts invite their membership to attend the CFFC events, other local fly fishing venues, as well as get togethers just for these fly girls. They help their members feel welcome at our Club meetings and educational events. CFFC welcomes these women anglers into our membership and will continue to support them with informative monthly meetings, quality education and great fishing outings.

 You can contact Linda directly with any questions at womenonthefly@yahoo.com or go to this website to join the group at http://www.meetup.com/WomenOnTheFly/


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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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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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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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