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General Meetings for the 2008 - 2009 Season
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The 2008 - 2009 Meeting Schedule
Thursday Sep. 18, 2008 Great Lakes Steelhead Fishing - Rick Kustich
Rick began fly fishing over thirty years ago on the lakes and streams of upstate New York. He has since traveled extensively to experience the finest fly fishing throughout North America but continues to find that some of the best fishing often exists in your own backyard. He is the author of four fly fishing books including the acclaimed Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and recently introduced his first DVD.
Rick has also authored numerous articles with accompanying photography for national fly fishing magazines such as Fish & Fly, Fly Fisherman, and Eastern Fly Fishing, and is a regular contributor to two regional publications. Rick provides seminars and schools throughout the year on the Great Lakes steelhead fishery and other fly fishing topics. He fly fishes nearly 80 days each year and is involved in conservation efforts aiming to improve and protect fisheries. Rick is owner and operator of West River Publishing and lives in Grand Island, NY on the banks of the Niagara River.
Thursday Oct. 16, 2008 Don Douple
Don will be doing a fly tying demo for us, sharing some of his tying tips and tricks. His demo will be projected on the big screen so it will be easy to follow a-long.
Thursday Nov. 20, 2008 Ken Tutalo
Ken, the owner of the Baxter House River Outfitters has been fishing the waters of the Upper Delaware for over 30 years. Over the last 8 years while operating the Baxter House, Ken has shared his knowledge and love of the local waters with hundreds of people. When not guiding or helping customers in the Fly Shop, Ken can usually be found stalking the glass like pools of the East Branch for Wary Browns or wading the pockets of the Lower Beaverkill for Wild Rainbows.
Thursday Dec. 18, 2008 Christmas Party & Third Annual In-House Auction Thursday Jan. 15, 2009 Mark Sedotti
Mark is a respected fly casting instructor and teacher who has written articles that have been published in the: “American Angler, Fly Tier, Outdoor Life, The Fisherman,” and more featuring trout, pike and other species of fish. As the Casting Columnist for Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine (1995-2000), Mark is known for his articles on Striped Bass, Bluefish, and False Albacore.
Mark Sedotti is known for casting unusually large flies (4" to over 24") tremendous distances, with uncanny accuracy. Both things once thought impossible. He does this with a unique, ultra-powerful back cast called the "Sayonara Sling". He casts distances with magnum back casts of 120’-140’
He's also had some of his fly patterns, such as the Sedotti's Slammer menhaden series, the Sedotti Mackerel, and the Sedotti Flounder, to name three, featured in articles and fly tying books. Many of his patterns are giant and are castable by design, because of his concept of "weight balancing", which involves adding enough weight to the fly to counter (and negate) a pattern's drag. He's now into tying patterns that exhibit strike triggering actions, similar to what you see in many popular soft plastic baits.
Fly Casting columnist for Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine from 1995 - 2000, he also wrote many articles on Northeast fly fishing, and fly tying, for that magazine as well as for other major publications. Many pieces were about freshwater fly fishing too. A very skilled fly casting instructor, he's taught fly fishing at the college level in the New York City Metropolitan area for years as well.
Come join us and meet Mark Sedotti.
Thursday Feb. 19, 2009
Dean is a Berks County native who was introduced to the sport of fly-fishing by his father at the ripe-young age of 6. His dad ignited the passion for the sport by taking Dean to his uncles spring-fed pond where they hooked many steelhead-sized rainbows. The addiction, though, did not really start until the age of 12. That is when Dean caught his first wild trout off the surface in good 'ole Penns Creek. To this day Dean continues to fish the numerous streams of Centre and Mifflin county as much as possible. These would be considered his 'home waters.' Furthermore, Dean has chased trout all over the Northeast along with many western states on rivers such as the Madison, Big Horn, Yellowstone, the South Fork of the Snake, the San Juan River, the White River in Arkansas and even the Alagnak River in Alaska. Since his college days, he has expanded his fly-fishing knowledge by targeting smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River, shad on the Delaware and steelhead in the many Lake Erie and Ontario tribs. Recently, Dean has attained the thirst for the salt. Going after stripers, bluefish and weakfish along the New Jersey Coast, Martha's Vineyard and Boston Harbor. About seven years ago Dean started guiding for Tulpehocken Creek Outfitters in Reading, PA which led him to start Fly Fish Pennsylvania with a college buddy. Recently, Dean and FFPA co-owner Jake Markezin, along with other like-minded anglers founded the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance.
Thursday Mar. 19, 2009 Thursday Apr. 16, 2009 Thursday May. 21, 2009 Thursday Jun. 18, 2009 Recap of The 2007 - 2008 Meeting Schedule Thursday Sep. 20, 2007 George Daniels from TCO Flyshop State College will present:
Dynamic Nymphing- covering three nymphing techniques:
1) Joe H's Style
2) Dry Dropper or suspension nymphing
3) Czech/Polish Nymphing
George began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA and credits Joe Humphreys for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international industry professionals. George has been seen on ESPN and OLN while competing in the Great Outdoor Games and the Fly Fishing Masters and is a certified FFF Fly Casting Instructor
Some of George's accomplishments include:
3rd place fishing (team) 2003 Fly Fishing Masters
1st place (individual and team) 2004 OLN Fly Fishing Masters
Bronze Medal-2005 Oregon Trials FF Team USA
Bronze Medal-2006 Fresno Trials FF Team USA
Gold Medal-2006 Michigan Trials FF Team USA
Gold Medal Team -2006 National FF Championships
8th Place individually-2006 National FF Championships
5th Place (individually) 2006 World FF Championships, Portugal-Only the second North American to ever crack the top 5.
George was also selected to compete in the 2007 World Fly Fishing Championships, Finland!!
George is among the Coaching Staff for the 2007 Youth World FF Championships, State College, PA and selected to compete in the 2007 OLN FF Masters
"Wednesday" Oct. 17, 2007 Our Very own Don Douple returns. Program to be announced Thursday Nov. 15, 2007 Mention Streamer Flies and the name Mike Martinek, Jr. comes to mind. With almost 40 years of tying exp erience focused on the traditional flies of the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine, Mike is the world's foremost authority on their history, construction, and identification. Featured in many books, including two of his own, Mike has been featured in Judith Dunham's The Atlantic Salmon Fly, The Schmookler/Sils, both Rare and Unusual's and Favorite Flies, as well as Don Wilson's Smelt Fly Patterns. He has also been the subject of many articles found in every flyfishing magazine in the USA and several overseas. Immediately acknowledged as a streamer tyer, Mike was an early exponent of salt-water patterns and flyfishing. He is well-rounded and proficient in every type of fly. Mike has tyed, lectured, and taught at many events, shows, and meetings in both the USA and in Europe.
"2nd Thurs" Dec. 13, 2007 Club Christmas Party & 3rd Annual Auction Thursday Jan. 17, 2008
Fishing for Atlantic Salmon by Wendell (Ozzie) Ozefovich. Born in eastern Pennsylvania, Ozzie grew up fishing the streams of the coal mining region. His passion for trout and their world began at age six, when a brook trout fell prey to a garden worm. That passion continues unabated for the salmon and trout he now pursues with fly rod and camera. Ozzie is well known for his series of videos "The Underwater World of Trout".
Thursday Feb. 21, 2008 Captain Gene Quigley presents "Salt Water Fly Fishing".
Capt. Gene Quigley is considered one of the top fly and light tackle captains in the Northeast. A native of the New Jersey shore, Gene has been fishing the inshore and offshore waters for over 30 years. In addition to guiding, Gene is also a noted outdoor writer, photographer, and seminar speaker. He is on the editorial staff for Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, and contributes regularly to Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fisherman, The Fisherman, Sport Fishing, Boaters Digest, and is a featured speaker on the Sport Fishing's “Learn From the Experts” Seminar series.
Thursday Mar. 20, 2008 Joe Humphrey’s (program to be announced) . Thursday Apr. 17, 2008 Barry and Cathy Beck
Thursday May 15, 2008 Thursday Jun. 19, 2008
The guest speaker for June will be Bob Ballantyne. Bob is a former outdoor writer for the Pottstown Mercury. Currently he is a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writer’s Association and he contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoors Magazine. He will be presenting a program entitled “The Fish and Fisherman in Yellowstone”. (click on the picture for a larger view)
Archived: 2006-2007 Calendar of Events
Archived: 2005-2006 Calendar of Events
Archived: 2004-2005 Calendar of Events
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Classes: Fly Tying & Tactics and Strategies
The fall classes begin in September/October and the winter classes in January. Click Here for additional information
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2009 Trout Season
Southeast Regional Opening Day April 4th (the 1st Saturday after Mar. 29th)
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 (the 1st Saturday after Apr. 11th)
Fly Fishing Clinics & Seminars
This year's Seminar will be April 11th, 2009
Directions to Resica Falls
The Day's Agenda
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Club Fishing Trips
|Saturday||Oct. 4, 2008|| Scotts
Run Fishing Trip, French Creek State Park
If your didn't make it last year, you missed a beautiful fall fishing day.
|Saturday||Nov. 8, 2008||Cast and Blast Outing|
|Saturday||Nov. 28th-30th|| Club Trip to Pulaski NY - Salmon / Steelhead Fishing
Contact Sam Vigorita for information and trip details.
|Saturday||Apr 11, 2008||Learn to Fly Fish Day - Resica Falls|
|Saturday||Apr 18, 2008||Opening Day on the Brodhead|
|Saturday||Apr 25, 2008|| Stick
Day on the Brodhead
Breakout your favorite Bamboo rod for a return to the Brodhead
(don't have one - not to worry - come on out for the day anyway)
|Fri - Sun||May tbd - Jun tbd, 2009|| Upper Delaware Weekend
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) Telephone 570-224-4083
Googlemap from Equinunk to the Campground
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|International Fly Tying Symposium @ Double Tree Hotel, Somerset, NJ||
November 22, 23 2008
The Greater Reading Sport, Travel & Outdoors Show @ Greater Reading Expo Center PA (formerly the Phila. Show in FT. Wash.)
|Philadelphia Sportsman's Show @ Valley Forge Convention Center||January 15 - 18, 2009|
The FlyFishing Show @ Garden State Conventions Center, Somerset , N.J.
|January 23, 24, 25 2009|
|Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show @ PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA||February 7 - 15, 2009|
|The World Fishing and Outdoor Expo @ Suffern, NY||March 5 - 8, 2009|
|The Saltwater Fishing Expo @ Somerset, N.J.||March 20 - 22, 2009|
|The Pennsylvania Fly Fair @ Carlisle, PA||TBD|
|Links for Finding Shows:|
|PA Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus|
|Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council|
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