Carolina Fly Fishing Club
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Bass Pro - Concord Mills
Feb. 10, 2016
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
Cold Weather Fishing: How to Catch Trout in Winter
J.E.B. Hall – Author & Guide forDavidson River Outfitters
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for the help.
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.
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.
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.