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Events

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CFFC Nanty Week End Outing - April 9 to 12, 2015
Direct link to Spring Nantahala Group Trip registration. 

Deadline is March 31, 2015

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. We have rented the Lakefront Lazy Bear Lodge, which is located on Lake Nantahala with a private cove and a boat dock if you want to bring a canoe or kayak to fish on the lake. The lodge is a two story 4200 sq. ft. lodge with four bedrooms for couples and seven for individuals. So we could hold up to 15 folks. We could probably get a few more if they bring their own cots.
Bedroom 1: 1 king - Bedroom 2: 1 king - Bedroom 3: 1 king - Bedroom 4: 1 queen - Bedroom 5: 6 bunk bed and an additional queen pull out exists in the private loft area. Four bathrooms, two waher/driers and a gathering room with a 60” TV. The Lodge also has a complete kitchen that can be used to fix our own meals, we usually have some great cooks that attend, and you will eat well while you are there. For more information on the Lodge here is a link to their website. www.vrbo.com/482676

The Lodge is located right in the middle of some of the of the best fishing in Western NC, Macon, Swain and Jackson counties all within a short drive. You have the Nantahala with Delayed Harvest, The Tuckasegee with Delayed Harvest, and the Oconaluftee in Cherokee with the trophy waters. There are too many other rivers to list and there are with more wild trout streams close by than you could fish in a year. You can look at the interactive map on the NC Wildlife Commissions web page to see just how many places there are to fish. For those who are not familiar with the area you will find many of the club folks there to help point you in the right directions.

The dates are April 9 - April 12, 2015. Cost is $140 per person for the four days and three night stay. After we see how many sign ups there are we will discuss food options, bunk, and work assignments. We will also send everyone directions on how to get to the Lodge.

The reservations need to be made by the end of March and the registration for couples bedrooms will be on a first come first save basis. When you register you can add a guest for one of the separate bedrooms, if your guest is not a CFFC club member you will need to sign a release at the Lodge. Here is a direct link to the trip reservations. Spring Nantahala Group Trip

Look forward to seeing you there to enjoy some great fishing with good friends.

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. 

From past Nanty Trips: 

 

 

       

 

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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
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.
 
CFFC MEETING MARCH 11
Bass Pro Shop, Concord

6:30 pm meet and great
7:00 PM regular meeting

Guest Speakers: Mary Griffin &  Trey Oliver - Orvis Charlotte

6800 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210

Mary Griffin will briefly discuss Orvis Charlotte's latest developments & announcements.
Trey Oliver will present "Bonefishing on a Budget" based on his "do-it-yourself" fly fishing trip to the Abacos. He will discuss how to book flights and accommodations as inexpensively as possible, and he will demonstrate how to find the fishiest flats and best tides without a guide. Specific to this particular trip, he will reveal locations to wade or kayak fish as well as some of his own fly patterns that he has found to be most effective for Bahamas bonefish. We will also show the new Orvis products best suited to travel fishing, including rods, reels, lines, sun protection and travel gear and packs.

March 11, 2015 - Club Raffle Grand Prize - $200.00 Value

The 9 Inch NetStaff® is designed for netting small to medium fish such as trout. The net hoop is 9 inches wide by 16 inches long and is perfect for any trout stream fishing. The wading staff is 54 Inches and comes with a retrieval hook allowing the fisherman to reach high into trees and brush to retrieve flies and lures.  

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March 18, 2015 Visulite Theater 1615 Elizabeth Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204

Doors open at 6:00 PM Show starts at 7:00 PM

The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour comes back to Charlotte, and Jesse Brown’s is your host for one of Spring’s rites of passage! Whether it’s the thrill of the catch, conservation, travel, or adventure… whatever draws you to the outdoors, you’ll find your stoke among the epic collection of shorts in the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour. This annual film festival cobbles together some of the best in outdoor documentary and film production for a limited time run. And, yes! Tickets are available right now at Jesse Brown’s - $14.00!


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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. 
 

Monthly            Meeting Date

2015 Guest Speaker Schedule

Wed. 1/14/2015

Richard Griggs - Carolina Mountain Sports

 

Contradictions in Fly Fishing       
Secrets for Success in the New Year

 

 

Wed. 2/11/2015

Dale Collins & Bobby Bennett - Tuckaseegee Fly Shop

 

Shop & Services, Bryson City-NC Area Rivers & Fly Fishing Techniques

 

Wed. 3/11/2015

Mary Griffin & Trey Oliver - Orvis Charlotte

 

Latest Orvis Developments &Bonefishing on a Budget

 

 

Wed. 4/8/2015

Martin Bawden - Flymen Fishing Co.

 

Innovations and Trends in Fly Tying & Fly Fishing

 

Wed. 5/13/2015

Scott Enloe & his son Hunter- Rivers Edge Outfitters

 

Competitive Fly Fishing Techniques to help Improve your Game

 

Wed. 6/10/2015

Marty Schaffner - Tristateangler

 

Small Mouth Bass Fly Fishing on the New River

 

 

Wed. 7/8/2015

Richard Griggs - Carolina Mountain Sports

 

False Albacore Fly Fishing on the NC Coast

 

 

Wed. 8/12/2015

Corey Oakley-NCWRC

 

Lake Norman Fishery & Hybrid Bass Project

 

 

Wed. 9/9/2015

N/A

Sat. 9/12/2015

Annual Club Picnic (Trips & Outing Programs)

 

 

Wed.

10/14/2015

Jonathan Harpe + Guide - Charleston Angler

 

Company & services, SC area salt water access areas, species/seasons, & fly fishing techniques

 

 

Wed. 11/4/2015

2nd Annual CFFC Banquet

 

Guest Speaker - To be Announced

 

 

Wed. 12/9/2015

Annual Club Swap Meet, CFFC partner intros & updates - To be Announced



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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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