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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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Spring Nantahala Outing
April 21-24, 2016 - Bryson City, NC


Dave!!! We have a problem here!!!

Click Nanty for more information and pictures of the outing.

Canoe and Kayak Paddling

And Fishing from a boat.

Sunday, May 1 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Lake Norman State Park, this was known for years as Duke Power Park, and has access from Troutman off Hwy. 77 or from Hwy. 150 from Moresville to Perth Road access. Only a 20 minute drive from Exit 36 in Moresville. An exact location in the park will be announced prior to the meeting.  

Cost $10    Minimum 6, Maximum 20 students.

We appoligize for the short registration time, the cutoff date for registration is April 15, so please register as soon as possible. You may follow this link to register online. Canoe and Kayak Paddling and Fishing

Instructors: Richard Griggs, Dick Handshaw

This class will be taught in the Lake Norman State Park, at the upper end of the park cove. Bring a boat and life jacket if you have one. We will have a canoe or kayak for you to try if you don’t. If you want to spend extra time on the water there are canoes and kayaks for rent there. Once you have the basics, we may offer a moving water course on the New River if there is enough interest. (Time and date to be determined by the group.)

Canoeing and Kayaking for Fly Fishing – There times when it is easier and more feasible to fly fish from a boat than it is to wade. Fishing from a boat is also fun and pretty relaxing, too. But, getting into a canoe or kayak for the first time might seem a little unstable and difficult, especially on moving water, like a river sprinkled with rocks. Fishing from a canoe or kayak is much easier once you know a few basic strokes, how to read water, how to lean on your paddle for stability and a few basic self-rescue techniques just in case you do wind up in the water.

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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May 7, 2016

Day trip, fishing on the Mitchell River

The Mitchell River is upstream from Kapps Mill dam. The Mitchell has plenty of nice runs and deep holes holding stocked and holdover rainbows and browns mostly in the 9"- 15" range. The stream has good wade access; so, anglers regularly net good numbers of nice trout in the Mitchell. The Mitchell is designated Delayed Harvest and fishes well March, April, May, October, November and December. Be certain to get here very early because it's very popular on weekends with local fly fishers and great for beginner fly anglers.  The river is close by scenic wine making country surrounding Dobson, North Carolina home to Shelton Vineyards.   

For more information and directions, click REGISTER.

May 17 to May 19, 2016

SOHO Mid-week Outing

CFFC Club Members are invited to join for a great week day stay on the "SoHo" in Bluff City TN. Fly fish the SOHO private water at the farm or the Watauga River, Stony Creek, and Beaverdam Creek. The Farmhouse rental house will accommodate 4 anglers, note space is limited and beds are selected on a first come first serve basis. Three days and two nights stay only $50.00 total. A TN fishing license is required. 

For more information and directions, click here.

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May 19, 20, 21, and 22nd 2016

Davidson River Four Day Camping Trip

CFFC has reserved two group campsites in the Davidson River Campground that are next to each other. The campground is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Charlotte and only 15 minutes to Brevard.  We can have up to 10 tents in these sites, and up to 20 folks if you want to double up.  The cost of the site rental will be $40.00 per tent on site, and we have a cutoff date of April 10, 2016.  Payment needs to made at time of registration and must be made by April 10th.

Link to Registration: Davidson River Camping

Saturday June 11, 2016

Casting for Beginners and Intermediates

Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Rd SW, Concord, NC  28027

Cost - $10  Minimum 6, Maximum 20 students

Instructors: Gary Jones, Rick Meeks,

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.

Click CASTING for more information and registration.

June 13 to June 15, 2016

SOHO Mid-week Outing

CFFC Club Members are invited to join for a great week day stay on the "SoHo" in Bluff City TN. Fly fish the SOHO private water at the farm or the Watauga River, Stony Creek, and Beaverdam Creek. The Hoston Castaways Farmhouse rental house will accommodate 4 anglers, note space is limited and beds are selected on a first come first serve basis. Three days and two nights stay only $50.00 total. A TN fishing license is required. 

Click REGISTER for more information and to register.

Monday, June 20, 2016

* * * Specialty Class * * *

Knots, Leaders and What’s in Your Vest; and this class is knot just for beginners!

Monday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills Mall, Concord, NC

Cost $10    Minimum 6, Maximum 20 students

Instructors: TBD

This class will be taught in doors at Bass Pro Shop. We will bring in lots of gear for you to get your hands on. You might even take something away to put in your vest.

For registration click here: Knots, Leaders & What's in Your Vest?

* CFFC Montana Fishing Trip *

Looking at third week in August

For trip information contact Dan Hebert 

Cell: (281) 768-0430, email: twoabears@yahoo.com

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  Special thanks to the  companies and individuals for their  continuing support ofour club. Follow this link for more information. Supporters

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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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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.F 

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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Bass Pro - Concord Mills

May 11, 2016

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AGENDA

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 min.)

8:15pm - 8:30pm:  Raffles/Door Prizes

8:30pm:                  Conclusion

Guest Speaker Presentation

Cameron Mortenson
The Fiberglass Manifesto


The Reinvention of the Fiberglass Fly Rod

http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.com

Glass is not dead!

A self-proclaimed “Glass Geek,” Cameron Mortenson created the popular blog The Fiberglass Manifesto to promote producers of fiberglass fly rods and chronicle his personal fishing journey.  That focus expanded to other noteworthy facets of the fly fishing industry, such as reel makers, artists, photographers, fly tiers, etc.  

His original content is widely followed and shared across social media platforms.  Cameron is also a husband, father of two young children, and has a very busy career outside of fishing. 

Check out The Fiberglass Manifesto blog for industry interviews, gear reviews, contests, and details on the new fiberglass fly rod loan program.

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April Fly Tying - Lying and Tying Session

May 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bass Pro Shop - Concord Mills Mall

In the White River Room (Fly Shop)

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May 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be having a Lying and Tying session at Bass Pro Shop. This is just a get together, where you can bring your vise and material and just enjoy an evening of fly tying. Of course there is some lying about how big the fish was and of course how my fly is one that catch all of the big fish. 

There is no charge or  registration for any of the Lying & Tying Sessions. If you want to just come by and watch and learn, feel free to join us, you are more than welcome. You will have a chance to meet some of the fly tiers and they will be glad to give you advice. If you don't have a vice we can bring a loaner and you will find folks there to help you. If you need a loaner vice please email us at gjones1@ebmarqmail.com 

We will start around 5:30 PM and finish around 8:30 PM at the Bass Pro Shop in the White River Fly Shop room in the back of the store. 

 Will be scheduling for more in 2016 so watch the events calendar for dates and times. Look forward to seeing you there. 

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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.

 You can contact Linda directly with any questions at womenonthefly@yahoo.com or go to this website to join the group at http://www.meetup.com/WomenOnTheFly/


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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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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.  

Trout Fishing In NC

Another very nice feature on the Website is the Interactive map that is provided. Check the link below for more information.

N.C. Interactive Fishing Access Map 

Lots of great information on where to fish for all species of fish with maps that are easy to follow.

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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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