Events and Announcements
Wilson Creek Day Trip
Saturday Mar. 8,2014
CFFC Members invited to join fellow club members for a fly fishing day trip to Wilson Creek DH waters.
CFFC Member Registration Deadline March 6, 2014
Lunch at 12:30 PM-1:30PM at Mortimer Campground Shelter.
OK CFFC Members, it is finally that time of year again. Starting March 1st 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 North 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 8th, 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. 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 right before THE LEFT TURN onto the road to Brown Mountain Beach. You can go to Google Maps and search for Mortimer NC and it will show you the location.
For those of you who would like to be led in, a group of us will meet for breakfast at a The Coffee House diner, immediately off exit 100 around 8:00. It literally sits across the road from the exit ramp.
For those who need some tips and pointers, we will meet up around 9:30 at the parking area by the modern concrete bridge in Mortimer. It will be a large gravel lot on the right after crossing over the bridge. We will take 30 minutes or so to go over some on stream basics. Some experienced club members will be more than happy to coach those who need some help.
The club will provide a sandwich lunch, and drinks at the Forest Service campground Shelter around 12:30.
If you want to attend, RSVP no later than Thursday March 6th. to Bob Thomas via email email@example.com so that we can make sure there is enough food and drink. Or you can register online at our events calendar.
See ya on the water
Tuesday March 18, 2014
Brought to you by Jesse Brown's
Time 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Visulite Theater
1615 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.
See some of the best independent, angling movies made plus meet with members of Charlotte’s fishing community.
Members of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA-Charlotte), Rocky River Trout Unlimited (www.rrtu.org) & the Carolina Fly Fishing Club (www.carolinaflyfishingclub.org) will be on hand through the night enjoying the movies and representing their respective groups.
Discounted tickets ($14) are available in advance at Jesse Brown’s-Sharon Corners, 4732 Sharon Rd. #2M, Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 556-0020 or online at www.jessebrowns.com
Buy your Fly Fishing Film Tour tickets at Jesse Brown's Outdoors and you're entered to WIN A YETI COOLER! They are also available ($14) through F3T online and at the door on the night of the show.
If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you there!
Monthly Fly Tying Lessons
Our series of fly tying lessons will be starting on Jan. 14, 2014 and will continue monthly though April, 2014
Check the Events Calendar for future dates and to register for the classes.
These classes will be broken down into beginner, intermediate and experienced fly tiers. We will have a series of fly's that we will show you how to tie. We will also be glad to help anyone with a fly or technique they are having a problem with. 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.
FLY TYING DRIVE FOR CHARITY
It has been a year or two since we have done one of these. I spoke with Joyce Sheppard the other day and she said she could use some flies for River Course, and Casting for Recovery. This group always comes through so I am asking yawl once again to tie up at least a dozen of your favorite flies and send them too me. Nothing exoctic, just good useable flies for everyday fishing. I would like to have all the flies to me by March 1st. That gives you 4 months. That is 1 fly a week for you procrastinators
All the flies collected will be split up between Casting for Recovery, River Course, and the local Project Healing Waters program here in Charlotte. I will be asking Carolina Fly Fishing Club, Psycho Fly Fishers and Rocky River T.U to help support this effort.
In the past we have collected over 1,000 flies for these programs and every participant went home with a full fly box. If you don't tie, you can donate a dozen store bought flies.
Thanks to every one in advance for your help. You can mail to the below address or bring them to a CFFC meeting.
201 Ferstl Ave
Belmont NC 28012.
For those of you who would like to donate to this cause one of our members Chris Sauer has a source to buy flies online for only 50 cents each. If you would like to participate in the source of flies you can bring a donation to the next meeting or email Chris for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from the President
With the New Year comes new beginnings and a fresh start for the club.
We just finished shuffling things for the engine that drives the club and as you all know, an engine has many components to make it run and only good components make for a smooth running, long lasting engine. These good components are in place to keep us in the winner’s circle in 2014. A look at the new board of directors has names you’ve all become aware of over the years and fresh names with the promise and potential to make this club even more special. To the new staff I give a hearty salute and the hopes of a very successful and fulfilling tenure.
My understanding is that the new guy will take a special interest in molding this organization into a real member driven club but will need your input to do so.
Also, as Roger Lowe mentioned when wrapping up his presentation most clubs are driven by a very few people. Despite our success our club falls right into that scenario. Please, when asked to lend a hand give a little back and help out where and when you can.
As you know, we are first and foremost a fly fishing club and the only club I’m aware in the area that makes no bones about that. We fly fish and therefore we are.
We do indeed fly fish but we are so much more than just a group who fishes with the long rod. We educate in all facets of fly fishing. We mentor anyone who asks for help in any aspect of their fly fishing prowess, we have day trips and longer trips to fly fish and to help members hone their skills and we do scores of others things to try to help grow the sport of fly fishing. This club readily works with kids to help get them outdoors, with veterans as a thank you for their service and sacrifices and to hopefully help them take a bit of the load off of their shoulders and we work with those totally unfamiliar with fly fishing except to know that a friend or partner is completely taken by fly fishing and so want to learn a bit of what that fascination is about.
Our outings, meetings and picnics are the stuff calendars are planned around. The camaraderie you get from being around like-minded people makes every opportunity to be with them a treat and also makes for some fond memories that are yours to keep. Keep an eye on our calendar under the ‘Activities’ header.
Enough with the sales pitch already! You get the idea… it’s a great club with great opportunities and I take it as the highest privilege to be allowed to serve you.
Let me wrap this up by thanking those of you who shoved me into the club Presidents position again and hope that between me and last year’s board we met or exceeded your expectations. My heartfelt thanks go out to the board members who made my job easy and especially to Gary Jones who is always there when needed and is the most tireless and productive person the club has ever had. It was my honor to work with such a great group of people FOR such a great group of people.
Be well and drag free drifts to you,
The Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival
SAVE THIS DATE MAY 16 & 17,2014
The Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival sponsored by the Southeastern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will be held on May 16 & 17 at the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. Stay tuned for more details!