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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 Gary Borger
Gary has been a fly fisher since 1955, and since 1972 has taught classes and lectured internationally on all aspects of fly fishing for trout and salmon. A free-lance writer and photographer and a former active member of the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America, Gary is also Midwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman magazine, Editor at Large for the Virtual Fly Shop, and Fly Fishing Columnist for Midwest fly Fisher. He has written five best-selling books on fly fishing: “Nymphing,” “Naturals,” “ The Borger Color System,” “Designing Trout Flies,” and “Presentation.” Gary pioneered fly fishing video instruction with his release of “Nymphing” in 1982. Since then he has appeared in four videos for the 3M Company; and in cooperation with the Federation of Fly Fishers, produced the environmental video “Where The Trout Are.” His video production company has produced an additional 21, internationally acclaimed videos in the “Skills of Fly Fishing Series. Visit Gary's website at: http://www.garyborger.com/Data/WelcomeHome.html
Thursday Apr. 16, 2009 Steve Wascher - Tying and Fishing Bass Bugs
Steve is a third generation Fly Tyer. Having been taught the essentials at an early age byhis father, Steve has become a life long learner of the art. While being well versed in all disciplines of tying, of late Steve has focused his energy’s on spinning deer hair bass bugs and creating unique tube fly patters for both warm and cold water fisheries. Steve has tied at a number of shows throughout the Northeast to include; The Chautauqua Fly Fishing Assembly ( Jamestown N.Y. ) Fly Fishing University and The Art Of Angling Show ( Danbury CT.) The Fy Fishing Show ( Somerset NJ. ) and the Midwest Fly Fishing Show ( Detroit MI.) Steve is currently on the pro staff for Regal Vice, Daiichi Hooks and Tubeflies.com.
Thursday May. 21, 2009 Mike Heck - Fishing PA's Limestone Creeks
Mike ha been fly fishing for well over twenty seven years, and has been a professional guide/instructor for over fifteen years and has been affiliated with Orvis for ten years. You may have read some of his articles in Fly Fisherman Magazine, American Angler, Fish & Fly and Mid–Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. He is the author of "Spring Creek Strategies". Mike has also been featured in the show called "Road Trip" which is on the Discovery Channel, Europe. More information about Mike is available at: http://www.fallingsprings.com/
Thursday Jun. 18, 2009
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Classes: Fly Tying & Tactics and Strategies
The Fall 2009 classes begin in October and the Winter (2010) classes in January. Click Here for detailed 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||Apr 4, 2008||Opening Day - South East PA|
|Saturday||Apr 11, 2009|| Learn to Fly Fish Day - Resica Falls
|Saturday||Apr 18, 2009||Opening Day
on the Brodhead
|Saturday||Apr 25, 2009|| Stick
Day on the Brodhead
|Fri - Sun||May 29-31, 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)
Googlemap from Equinunk to the Campground
|Fri - Sun||Jun 5-7, 2009|| Penns
Creek - Central Pa
Delaware Fishing Trip II
|Saturday||Oct. 3, 2009
Run Fishing Trip, French Creek State Park
If your didn't make it last year, you missed a beautiful fall fishing day.
|Saturday||Nov. 17, 2009
|Cast and Blast Outing|
|Saturday||Nov. ??-??|| Club Trip to Pulaski NY - Salmon / Steelhead Fishing
Contact Sam Vigorita for information and trip details.
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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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