Carolina Fly Fishing Club
CFFC Nanty Week End Outing - April 9 to 12, 2015
Deadline is March 31, 2015
From past Nanty Trips:
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. A reminder with directions will be sent to all folks who will be coming.
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.
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
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. Dates and registrations on the events calendar will be updated as we finalize the 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
Due to issues with the availability of the Meeting Room at REI, 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
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.
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