Carolina Fly Fishing Club
Congratulations to Jack Cummings and Gary Jones for Project Healing Waters Distinguished Service Award for helping with the Veterans. Also thanks to Steve Patterson who has done an excellent job of managing the PHW here in the Charlotte area.
Annual CFFC Fall Nantahala Trip
Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2014
OK CFFC Members, the event everyone has been waiting for will soon be upon us. The annual CFFC Fall Nantahala Trip.
This year the club will be staying at the Euchella House. The Euchella house is right off the main highway as you enter Nantahala Village. It is 5 minutes from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, 15 minutes from the Delayed Harvest Section of the Nantahala, and 30 minutes from the Tuckaseegee River at Dillsborro. The dates are Thursday Oct 30th through Sunday Nov 2nd. that's 3 nights and 4 days in some of the best fishing country North Carolina has to offer.
The Cabin will accommodate 15 comfortably depending on the number of couples/singles we have. As always bunk assignments will be assigned, with couples getting priority on the private rooms. If demand is strong, there is another house 150 feet away that will accommodate another 10 folks. The house is located about 200 yards from Fontana Lake.
Cost for the entire weekend is a mere $125 per person. This includes your lodging, and Meals for Friday night, Saturday breakfast, Saturday night, and Sunday continental breakfast.
We are blessed to have some pretty amazing cooks in our membership which means we always eat pretty well.
For those who have not been before, Volunteers for cooks and cleanup are always asked for, if you do not volunteer, you will be drafted :>).
If you are new to fly fishing, or want to hone your skills on different types of water. This is the trip and the best time to learn. There are usually veteran fly fisherman who attend.
They know the area streams well, which flies to use, and what techniques will work. An Added bonus is the fall leaves should be just winding down so the scenery should be magnificent too!
Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. YOU MUST PAY FOR THE TRIP WHEN YOU SIGN UP!! No Exceptions, a spot will not be held simply by registering. Your registration will be deleted.
We have to do this because of the costs involved. Especially if we rent the second house and then participants decide they don't want to attend. I hope everyone understands.
If anyone has questions about the trip, fishing the area, or accommodations feel free to email me and I will answer as best I can. If anyone has special dietary requirements, or medical conditions, please again email me in confidence and arrangements can be made.
Looking forward to seeing everyone. This is going to be a great trip.
2014 Fly Fishing Classes
A series designed to advance and refine your fly fishing skills
REI at Northlake Mall 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Class sizes will be limited to help assure you get personalized, undivided attention from the instructor and to make sure we have enough gear and manpower to effectively accommodate everyone. Please go online and follow the links to register.
Stay abreast of our website to find the latest updates on the date, location and suggested gear to help make for a safe, comfortable fly fishing/learning experience.
Monthly Fly Tying Sessions
Lying and Tying
We will be having a monthly fly tying sessions at REI Northlake Mall on these dates:
Aug. 19 - Sept. 23- Out. 21- Nov. 18
These will continue on Tuesdays through November.
The lying and tying sessions are not meant to be formal training just a bunch of guys and gals sitting around tying and telling a few fishing stories. We will be glad however to help anyone with a fly or technique they are having a problem with. Every one is invited to attend and tie some flies or you can just watch and learn. 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.
CFFC 2014 Banquet
& Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Location: NorthStone Country Club - 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
Date: November 12, 6:30 P.M.-10:00 P.M., Dinner served at 7:30 P.M.
Our banquet is only a little over 30 days away and we need to sign up our members to attend one of the best meeting and social event since the start of the CFFC. Total cost is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome and can be added to your registration.
You may go to our website events, CFFC Banquet and Annual Meeting for November and register and pay online. If you have problems with the online registration please contact Rick Meeks at Meetings Director We need to get everyone signed up by Oct. 30, so we can order the food.
“Our many retail outdoor and fly shops have been extremely generous with their donations to our annual meeting and banquet raffle. We will be assuring they get appropriate recognition and identification of their various donations at the banquet.”
As you can see from the list below of items at the banquet, there will be a great raffle and fund raising program with over $2000.00 in prizes. Start saving your dollars now for a chance to win some really great raffle prizes. We will accept cash, checks and credit cards for the raffle's.
TFO Clouser 8ft 9in. 8 wt fly rod. Designed for largemouth, smallmouth, and stripper fishing.
Orvis Access fly rod, 8ft 4in 3 wt. A perfect rod for NC trout fishing
$100 gift certificate from our local outdoor and fly fishing shops
50% off gift certificate from our local outdoor and fly fishing shops
Two, 1 full day, unguided fishing passes on private trophy water on the Davidson River
One-half day guided fishing on local waters in the Sylva area
Scientific Angler’s Sharkwave 9 wt. saltwater fly line.
Orvis ladies fly fishing sling pack
Folding, portable cooler with padded seat
Pair of Choata CuffLinx (keeps pants cuffs in place when wading)
Climax Wrist assist (tool for perfecting your cast)
Hand painted silk scarf and matching hand bag
Custom rod storage bags, hand made
Set of custom warm water flies and fly box made by one of our talented CFFC fly tyers
Beautiful set of custom smallmouth flies and fly box made by one of our talented CFFC fly tyers
Restored Bristol Edward bamboo fly rod 8 ½ foot 3 piece 6 wt. two tip with reel and silk line
Custom made American Matrix 9 ft. 4 pc. 6 wt. with case and Clark 5/7 reel with line. A fast rod made for casting larger flies
For Silent Auction we will have the following::
Beautiful, custom, handmade fly tying vise by CFFC’s Carl Smith
We are also expecting a few sets of custom trout flies tied by a couple of North Carolina’s most famous fly fishers and fly tyer’s. We will also have other sets of flies to be tied and donated by some of our club’s very best fly tyers and other great raffle items. Plus several other items that will be on the table.
A separate cash bar will be provided and managed by facility staff. We will also have an entertaining speaker, Kevin Howell from Davidson River Outfitters. The date is the same as our regularly scheduled November annual club meeting. So, put this on your calendars now and invite your spouse, partner or friend to share the evening with us.
Buffet Dinner Menu
-Simple Hors d’ Oeuvres (cheese, crackers, fruit, etc.) for meet and greet time
-Dinner Rolls, Fountain Sodas, Coffee and Tea
-Mixed Green Salad
-Potatoes au Gratin, Rice Pilaf
-Seasonal Steamed Vegetable Medley
-Slow Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus & Horseradish Cream Sauce
-Chicken Breast stuffed w/ Boursin Cheese, Spinach & Red Peppers
NorthStone Country Club - 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 948-4286
NorthStone Country Club is east of Huntersville, on McCord Road, off Highway 115, approximately 2 miles east of I-77 and, reachable by exits 23 and 25. This is a very convenient location to find.
From Charlotte, take I-77 to Exit 25, (North Cross) right. Follow Hwy 73 to Hwy 115 then turn right, go ¼ mile and turn left on McCord Road. Entrance is approximately 1.5 miles on your right.
Look forward to seeing you there.
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.
"FYFLE" Fly Raffle
At each general meeting we will be holding a flyfle or a raffly or whatever we chose to call a fly raffle.Each member is asked to bring two flies or more to the meetings. Each fly will go into a separate bucket to raffle off. One bucket of flies will be raffled off among those who donated flies for each fly donated your will receive one ticket.. The other bucket of flies will go to a lucky winner in the general raffle.
If you don’t tie, no worries… the flies you use to enter can be store bought or from anywhere else within the law.