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MEETING AND EVENTS

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News From Blue Ribbon Flies

Fish With the Best


To all my good fly fishing friends,

I am forwarding this newsletter because I think you should all see the film that is offered here. It is very important that we are all aware of the threat to our water and our fisheries, not to mention our well-being on this planet. There are some very experienced and wise people speaking on this film. They are not politicians of course, they are fly fisherman. Please watch and then speak out.

The film is beautiful. Please take ten minutes to watch it. Follow this link to view the newsletter. 

Blue Ribbon Newsletter

Dick Handshaw, President CFFC

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2015 Education Schedule

By: Charlie McDaniel - Education Director

Lying and Tying Get Together

June 18,2015 Bass Pro - Concord, NC

We are changing the session to a Lying and Tying session instead of continuing the Intermediate Lesson's program. This is just a get together where you can bring your vise and material and just enjoy and 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.

No charge to any of the Lying & Tying Sessions, so if you want to just come by and see the others tie, and learn from them. You are more than welcome to join us for the evening. 

 We will start around 6:30 and finish around 8:30 PM at the Bass Pro Shop at Concord Mall in the conference room on the second level. If you can make it or have any questions  just reply to this email and you will be contacted. 

Gary Jones  Communications gjones1@ebmarqmail.com 

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.
All the above classes, with the exception of the Casting class will be held on the second floor of Bass Pro Shop in Concord starting at 6:30 pm on the scheduled week day.
You will need to register and pay a small fee for the classes.


Date

Subject

Cost

Thursday

Apr 23

Nymphs   (link to register)

Prince, Hare’s Ear & Pheasant Tail

$10.00

Tuesday

May 5

Dry Flies   (link to register)

Sulphur, Caddis & Griffiths Gnat

$10.00

Tuesday

Jun 18

Lying and Tying  Get Together

Bass Pro Shop

Free

Saturday

Jul 18

Casting 9am - Noon

Program to be Determined

$10.00

Tuesday

Sep 1

Junk Food for Dumb Stockers  (link to register)

Egg, Sham-Wow & Squirmy Wormy

$10.00

Tuesday

Oct 6

Knots, Rigging & Leaders  (link to register)

And What’s in YOUR Vest

$5.00

TBD

Reading Water

By our own Tony Aldridge

TBD












 
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2015 Delayed Harvest Day Trip

May 9, at Stone Mountain State Park

We settled on the location for the May 9 DH outing at Stone Mountain State Park. There are several good streams in the Park and we have gotten some good reports about the fishing there. To register for this trip follow this link. Stone Mountain DH Fly Fishing Day Trip

Gates to the park open at 8:00 AM. Club can have a meet up at the Lower Trailhead Parking area shortly after 8:00 AM. 

We plan on meeting for lunch at Noon at same area. Bring your own lunch.

For any of the folks that are not familur witht the Park here is link to the Park map:http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/pics/parkmap.pdf

For more information about the Park, here is link to the Park web site:  http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/main.php

Look forward to seeing everyone there for a great day of fishing. 
For those who are not familiar with Stone Mountain below is attached a map with the meeting place marked. Map with meeting place.jpg

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CFFC Nanty  Outing  Report

Look at the fine report on the outing by Jim Mackey at the    CFFC Fly Fishing News I think that everyone had a good time and caught some fish. 

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Monthly Fly Tying Sessions

 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 June 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. 

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Outings and Trips 2015

By: Rick Meeks - Director of Trips
For a complete list of our trips for this year, follow this link. 

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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. 







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. 

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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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. 
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CLUB MEETING


Wednesday May 13, 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

Presentation by Scott Enloe & his son Hunter Enloe of Rivers Edge Outfitters - owned and operated by Scott Enloe & Joey Walraven with two shops located in Cherokee, NC & Spruce Pine, NC. http://www.wncfishing.com/

Learn Competitive Fly Fishing Techniques to help you catch more fish.

Scott & Hunter will discuss:

  • Ø  Proper rods, leaders, tippet size, and fly selection.
  • Ø  Casting angles, casting techniques, and getting a proper drift.
  • Ø  Depth to fish and why.
  • Ø  Best techniques to figure out what depth the fish are feeding in.  

This will all be taught using a totally different approach than what 99% of fly fisherman use.

We are competition fisherman and numbers are the name of our game.  We will teach you how to dramatically increase the number of fish you catch.  

 Some of our qualifications are:

Scott Enloe:

  •      Member of the men's US Fly Fishing Team.
  •       President of the NC Fly Fishing Team.
  •       Board member of USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.
  •       One of 5 team members to win the North American       fly fishing championship 3 of last 4 yrs.
  •       Two top 5 finishes in the Americas Cup fly fishing         competition.
  •       Just to name a few.  

Hunter Enloe:

  •       Member of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team,
  •       Back to back world champions of fly fishing hosted       in 2013 in Ireland and 2014 in Poland.
  •       Two time team winner of the Americas Cup fly             fishing championship.
  •       Team member of Team NC
  •       One of 5 members on Team NC to win the national       championship of fly fishing 3 of last  4 yrs.  
  •       Hunter just turned 18 and has been competing in         the men's division since age 14.
  •       Hunter won silver at the youth nationals in his first        year.  
  •       Hunter also won a men's regional at lake placid NY        in 2014.
  •       Hunter has 14 wins in men's competitions.  

Scott Enloe and Joey Walraven own Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee and Spruce Pine, NC. We are a full service guide service and fly shop.  Hunter manages and guides for us.  We have everything you need for fly fishing and the most decorated and award winning guide staff of any place in the world.   

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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 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.

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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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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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