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The 3rd Thursday of the Month

The 2014 - 2015 Meeting Schedule


 Sep. 18, 2014

Ed Jaworowski

The program for the evening is - "The Changing Face of Salt Water Fly Fishing". Ed has his roots in our club going back to the club's founding. He was one of the club's early President. Now a nationally known salt-water fly fisherman, he began his salt water fishing in our area fishing for Blues and Strippers along the Jersey Shore. His experience and knowledge will be invaluable to anyone interested in salt water fly fishing.

Note: for tonight's the meeting room is temporarliy changed to the Arts and Crafts room, down the 1st hallway to the left.

 Oct. 16, 2014


 Please note, the meeting is back to the regular 3rd Thursday.

Don Douple

 Nov. 20, 2014

George Daniels

 Dec. 18, 2014

Annual Christmas Party Auction

Once again our prestigious auctioneer, Sam Vigorita, will host the annual auction with his ‘ball-busting’ style

Notice: The Christmas Party/Auction meeting will begin with food & refreshments at 6PM.

 Jan. 15, 2015

 Rob Rohrbach

Rob Rohrbach was the owner of the Little Lehigh fly shop for many years before his retirement. Since then Rob has taken up the life of a ”Trout Bum” and has traveled the country exploring streams and lakes across the country. He has spent most of his time camping and fishing around the country. These travels serve as a backdrop for the presentation. So, stop being confused by aquatic insects. Rob promises to provide an easy, humorous, entertaining and understandable approach to entomology for the fly fisherman without acquiring a degree in Latin or entomology.

* Special Guest Appearance* Gary Borger will be coming to the meeting with Rob and will be glad to sign his books.


 Feb. 19, 2015

Paula Piatt

"Heads Up! Protecting Our Headwaters and Trout Habitat.”  - focuses on the importance of protecting our wild and native trout populations. I talk about  why headwater streams are important, as well as the current and potential impacts on the streams and the habitat surrounding them. I talk  about the state's current stream assessment and designation process and Pennsylvania's Unassessed Waters Initiative. The presentation also includes information on current legislative issues that affect fish and wildlife habitat, and how your club can help with advocacy issues if members are so inclined.

Steve Nack & Sam Vigorita

Sam and Steve will help you prepare for the coming season. They'll show a short slide presentation on what patterns to have in your fly box and also give you a peek into their fly boxes. 

 Mar. 19, 2015

Delaware River Club

 Apr. 16, 2015

Gregg Hoover

Greg Hoover is widely acknowledged as the world's most knowledgeable fly fishing entomologist. He received his Master's degree based on his thesis researching Penns Creek's famous green drake hatch. Greg has conducted hundreds of seminars on the identification and imitation of trout stream insects and their relatives. We should point out that Greg also knows terrestrial insects too! He teaches entomology at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus, where for the past 10 years, Greg has enjoyed his role as the faculty advisor to the Penn State Fly Fishing Club. He was the recipient of the George Harvey Award for unselfishly promoting the sport of fly fishing through teaching of others. Greg is also the co-author of "Great Rivers, Great Hatches" (Stackpole) and has written various research reports and publications

 May 21, 2015

Pat Cohen - Bass Bugs

Pat Cohen thinks big. The Cobleskill, NY native incorporated a youth spent chasing Schoharie Creek bass with skills honed as a tattoo artist to produce monster-sized fly-fishing lures. He's creating a new wave of flies using traditional materials to produce some surprisingly untraditional flies. Although he'll tie everything from streamers to nymphs, Cohen specializes in deer hair bass bugs. He's obsessed with giant flies and what he can catch on them. For a new generation of fly fishermen, Cohen said, "there are no rules now for chasing monsters with flies.

 Jun. 18, 2015

Fishy Fullum

I have been tying flies since the early fifties and teaching fly tying for over 30 years. During the past twenty years I have designed nearly a hundred and fifty productive, innovative patterns for everything from bluegills to bonefish. Many of these patterns have been featured in my CREATIVE TYING column published in FLY TYER MAGAZINE throughout the past 15 years. More than fifty unique patterns were also included in my two fly tying books, FISHY’S FLIES and FISHY’S FAVORITES. My latest book TYING FLIES WITH COMMON HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS is based on the many unusual materials I have wrapped around a hook during my time at the vise.


A few of our past speakers

Bob Clouser


Don Douple


Ozzie Ozefovich


Bill Skilton


Ben Turpin Wet Fly Water Guides: Dave Allbaugh and George Lashinsky.

Charlie Meck


Frank Plucinsky

Tom Baltz



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Classes: Fly Tying & Tactics and Strategies


The Fall 2015 classes begin in September and the Winter (2015) classes in January. Click Here for detailed information.


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        2015 Trout Season

            Southeast Regional Opening Day April 4, 2015 (the 1st Saturday after Mar. 28th)

All streams in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties.

            Regular Opening Day April 18th, 2015 (the 1st Saturday after Apr. 11th)


Fly Fishing Clinics & Seminars


                This year's Seminar will be April 11th, 2015 

Directions to Resica Falls

The Day's Agenda


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Club Fishing Trips

Saturday Oct. 18, 2014


Scotts Run or Tuscarora Lake

Destination will be voted on at the September Meeting

Directions to Tuscarora Lake, Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville, PA

From Rt 309, 2 miles west of Tamaqua turn on to Tuscarora lake rd - to the lake.

From Rt 54, go into Barnesville and turn on to State Rt 1018 - to the lake.

There is map's on the Fish commission web sight.

Meeting time - between 8 to 9 am at the park boat launch..



Click Here to sign-up for the trip: Lake Fishing Day

Saturday Nov. 1, 2014


Cast and Blast Outing at French Creek State Park or Beltsville


Destination will be voted on at the October Meeting


Click here for Details and to sign-up for the day. For French Creek, Assemble at the main park office at 8:30am. Hunters will be leaving promptly at 9am for the fields.

Click Here to sign-up for the trip: Cast & Blast Sign-up

Saturday Nov. xx-xx, 2014  Club Trip to Pulaski NY - Salmon / Steelhead
Saturday Apr. 4, 2015  Opening Day - South East PA
Saturday Apr. 11, 2015  Learn to Fly Fish Day - Resica Falls
bulletCoffee in the AM
bulletLunch Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chilli, Chips and Soda
bulletTraining Staff: Sam Vigorita, Dave Shillington, Steve Birkenmaier, Ed Emery, Jay Kapolka, Al Smeraglio, Ray Miller
bulletCooking Staff;: Steve Larson, Rich Metzger, Steve Nack, Ed Emery
bulletFor Cabin information call Scout Headquarters at 610-688-6900
Saturday Apr 18, 2015 Opening Day on the Brodhead
bullet Brodhead Creek, Stroudsburg, PA
bulletMeet for lunch at the Park right under the Rt 191 bridge
bulletLunch Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and Soda
bulletCooking Staff Steve Larson 
Saturday Apr 25, 2015  Stick Day on the Brodhead
bullet Breakout that Bamboo Rod
bulletMeet for lunch at the Park right under the Rt 191 bridge
bulletLunch Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and Soda
bulletCooking Staff Steve Nack, Steve Larson
Fri - Sun    Upper Delaware Weekend Fishing Trip
bullet Pleasant Valley camp ground - Linda, 570-224-4083, Equinunk PA
bulletEach tent must call up for a reservation with number camping
bulletBring your own food
bulletMust arrange own tenting/Sleeping arrangements
bulletWill break up in groups to fish

The club camping trip is the 1st weekend in June. For those tent camping no need to make reservations, as space has been reserved. You will have to stop at the office and register and pay their charges. Anyone taking an RV or camper will need to call and make their own reservations.

Pleasant Valley Campsite, Equinunk, PA.  (2 miles SW on Pine Mill Road)

Googlemap from Equinunk to the Campground

Fri - Sun    Penns Creek - Central Pa
bulletContact Steve Larson 215-822-1511 for information
bulletMake reservations at The Feathered Hook, Colburn PA 1-814-349-8757
bullet Breakfast included
bulletDinner usually on the Grill at the Feathered Hook, everyone splits the cost
bullet Alternate Stay,
bulletGuides available, Contact Feathered Hook


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Sportsman's Shows                  

 International Fly Tying Symposium  @ Double Tree Hotel, Somerset, NJ  Nov. 17-18, 2012
 The Fly Fishing Show  @ Garden State Conventions Center, Somerset , N.J.  Jan. 25-27, 2013
 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show @ PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA  
 The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show @ Oaks Convention Center   Feb. 14-17, 2013
 The World Fishing and Outdoor Expo @ Suffern, NY  
 Philadelphia Sportsman's Show @ Valley Forge Convention Center  
 The Saltwater Fishing Expo  @ Somerset, N.J.  
 The Calvary Outdoor Expo - Souderton, PA   Mar. 2, 2013
Links for Finding Shows:  
     PA Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus  
     Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council  

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