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The 3rd Thursday of the Month

The 2015 - 2016 Meeting Schedule


 Sep. 17, 2015

The night will feature presentations on past club trips and tips on fly tying and where to fish. .

 Oct. 15, 2015


Dwight Landis

Presentation: Mountain Trout, Wild trout fishing on PA's Freestone Streams

 Nov. 19, 2015

Vic Attardo

Presentation: Tactics for Tough Trout


 Dec. 17, 2015

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. 21, 2016

 Gary Borger

Presentation: to be announced

 Feb. 18, 2016

Orvis Film Festival

Tonight's show will be a film from the Orvis "Down the Hatch" film festival series. Thanks to Orvis Plymouth Meeting for providing the film.

 Mar. 17, 2016

Don Bastion

Don Bastian has forty-five years fly tying experience including a decade long stint as a commercial tyer. He has nearly 765 classic wet fly, streamer, and bucktail patterns published in the book Forgotten Flies. Many of Don’s classic wets can be seen on the Complete Sportsman webpage His first fly tying video, Tying Classic Wet Flies was released in November 2004. In August 2007 two more Don Bastian DVD’s were released – Advanced Classic Wet Flies, and Traditional Streamers and Bucktails. Don has a feature wet fly article in the 2010 print issue of Hatches magazine, and Don’s Ray Bergman Collection, a year-long project, started in September at Don also had a feature article on classic wet flies titled Feathered Splendor in the Fall 2006 issue of Fly Tyer magazine. He has been a fly tying instructor for over twenty five years. Don conducts weekend tying classes at the Fishing Creek Angling B&B in Benton, PA.

 Apr. 21, 2016

Rick Kustich

Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead - A complete discussion of the pursuit of steelhead in the Great Lakes region. The program looks at run timing, steelhead behavior, strategy, techniques, flies and some of the region's top rivers. The discussion on techniques focuses on my favorite approach to a steelhead river - swinging the fly, the use of switch and two-hand rods, and Spey casting.

Rick Kustich is a fly fishing author, photographer and instructor. In 2013 he released his fifth fly fishing title, Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead. Rick’s work has appeared in numerous publications. He has also spent time as a fly fishing guide, shop owner and book publisher. After traveling extensively to experience the finest fly fishing throughout North America and beyond, he continues to find that some of the best fishing often exists in one's own backyard.

 May 19, 2016

Joe Humphreys

Mr. Humphreys has authored numerous books and articles on the sport of Fly Fishing including: Trout Tactics, Trout Tactics Revised and On the Trout Stream. In addition to these major and well respected works, he is a regular contributor to regional and national journals and periodicals including: Fly Fisherman, Outdoor Life, Pennsylvania Angler and the fly fishing column of Fly Rod and Reel Magazine.  

Joe is also nationally known as one of the foremost educators in angling. For nineteen years, he directed the angling program at the Pennsylvania State University, providing introduction and foundation to young and old for a life-long enjoyment of this sport. His students have become the advocacy base that Pennsylvania waters will always require. In addition to his work as a clinician for Fenwick- Woodstream, Cortland Line Co., he has lectured throughout the United States enhancing the reputation of Pennsylvania fishing. The above photo is Joe with what was the Pennsylvania state record Brown trout.

 Jun. 16, 2016

Captain Jim Freda

Captain Jim Freda has been fishing the ocean and beaches of the Jersey Shore for over thirty years. He is recognized as one of New Jersey’s top saltwater fly fishing and light tackle guides. Jim is a principal member of Shore Catch Guide Service, LLC located in Manasquan, NJ that specializes in saltwater fly fishing charters from both the beach and boat.

He also has a weekly fishing column that appears in New Jersey’s second largest newspaper, The Bergen Record and also a weekly saltwater column in The Coast Star and The Ocean Star Newspapers of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.


A few of our past speakers

Bob Clouser

Lefty Kreh

Gary Borger

Bill Skilton

Ben Turpin

Marc Pettijean

Charlie Meck


Ozzie Ozefovich

Tom Baltz



Previous Meetings
2014-2015 Calendar of Events
2013-2014 Calendar of Events
2012-2013 Calendar of Events
2011-2012 Calendar of Events
2010-2011 Calendar of Events
2009-2010 Calendar of Events
2008-2009 Calendar of Events
2007-2008 Calendar of Events
2006-2007 Calendar of Events
2005-2006 Calendar of Events
2004-2005 Calendar of Events



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Classes: Fly Tying & Tactics and Strategies


The Fall 2015 classes begin in September and the Winter (2016) classes in January. Click Here for detailed information.


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        2016 Trout Season

            Southeast Regional Opening Day April 2, 2016 (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 16, 2016 (the 1st Saturday after Apr. 11th)


Fly Fishing Clinics & Seminars


                This year's Seminar will be April 9, 2016 

Directions to Resica Falls

The Day's Agenda


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Club Fishing Trips

Saturday Oct. 10, 2015


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. 7, 2015


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, 2016  Club Trip to Pulaski NY - Salmon / Steelhead
Saturday Apr. 2, 2016  Opening Day - South East PA
Saturday Apr. 9, 2016  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
bulletCooking Staff;: Lenny Wasmanski Steve Nack, Ed Emery
bulletFor Cabin information call Scout Headquarters at 610-688-6900
Saturday Apr 16, 2016 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;: Lenny Wasmanski
Saturday Apr 23, 2016  Stick Day on the Brodhead
bullet Breakout that Bamboo Rod
bulletMeet for lunch at the Park right under the Rt 191 bridge
bulletBring your own lunch
Fri - Sun Spring 2016  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 for the weekend
bulletMust arrange own tenting/Sleeping arrangements
bulletWill break up in groups to fish
bulletSaturday night banquet. Cooking Staff: Lenny Wasmanski

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  Spring 2016  Penns Creek - Central Pa
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
bulletGuides available, Contact Feathered Hook


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Sportsman's Shows                  

 International Fly Tying Symposium   Somerset, NJ  Nov 21-22, 2015
 International Fly Tying Symposium   Lancaster, PA  Nov 21-22, 2015
 The Fly Fishing Show  @ Garden State Conventions Center, Somerset , N.J.  Jan 29-31, 2016
 Great American Outdoor Show @ PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA  Feb 6-14, 2016
 The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show @ Oaks Convention Center  Feb 25-28, 2016
 The World Fishing and Outdoor Expo @ Suffern, NY  Mar 10-13, 2016
 The Saltwater Fishing Expo  @ Somerset, N.J.  Mar 18-20, 2016
 The Calvary Outdoor Expo - Souderton, PA  Mar 5, 2016
Links for Finding Shows:  
     PA Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus  
     Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council  

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