Main Line Fly Tyers
Philadelphia's Oldest Fly Tying & Fishing Club
General Meetings for the 2005 - 2006 Season
Sep. 15, 2005
|Do not miss this awesome video presentation by Ozzie Ozefovich. If you saw Ozzie's underwater video last time he was here, you'll surely want to see this one too. And if you didn't see his last showing, make sure you attend the opening meeting for this presentation. Check out : www.underwateroz.com|
THE UNDERWATER WORLD OF TROUT:
Trout Vision and Refraction
Every angler knows the frustration of lining a fish. After finding that big fish actively feeding, we make a cast where we think it should be, and -- quick as a flash -- it’s gone. What you forgot about was the law of refraction. That fish wasn’t quite where you thought it would be. You thought it was six inches below the surface. But how deep was it, - one foot, two feet, - or was it deeper?How large was it’s “circle of vision”, and does it matter?
Sound confusing, well it’s surprisingly easy once you understand what is happening. Refraction has an impact on how we view a trout and its world, and conversely how a trout views us and our world.
Do trout really have blind spots? How low must you be before they are aware of your presence? Does it matter what you wear and how you move? You’d be surprised at the little things that will put a trout down. We’ll watch through a trout’s eyes how mayflies and tricos float into the trout’s window - and see what the trout sees first. We’ll see that “imprint”, and the “sparkle” that you only read about. Most important of all, we will also see that “magnification of the fly” that takes place as the fly enters the trout’s window – something you may have never read about. Why are comparaduns and parachute flies so effective - does the reflected double image of a streamer, a wet fly, or an emerger cause a trout to miss? How well can trout see both above and beneath the surface?
Oct. 19, 2005
OCTOBER MEETING REMINDER !
The meeting is the 3rd Wednesday, (not Thursday) Oct. 19th.
The guest speaker will be Chuck Furimsky, the originator of Bugskin and Fishskin. Chuck's show is titled "Pass the Salt Please". The show is geared toward freshwater fly fishers making the transition to salt water fishing. The show is in time for those interested in trying fall striper runs along the New Jersey shore.
Chuck will be doing the show and a tying demonstation. He will also have his Bugskin & Fishskin available for purchase.
Nov. 17, 2005 The Speaker for November is Don Douple.
Dec. 15, 2005 Christmas Party Meeting, including our 1st annual members auction. (cancelled due to snow)
Jan. 19, 2006 Club Auction (Re-Scheduled) A great chance to get some good deals
Feb. 16, 2006 The speaker for the meeting is: Ray Miller, past MLFT president and Fishing Guide
Ray will talk to us about fishing the wide open spaces of Montana.
Mar. 16, 2006
Featuring Jack Mickievicz
Apr. 20, 2006
Don Douple presents one of his original video shows on native trout.
May 18, 2006
The speaker this month is Chris Frangiosa. Chris is the former Fishing Manager at the Downingtown Orvis store. He is currently with the TCO shop in Bryn Marw. His show will be trout fishing expeditions in the far north.