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The 2010 - 2011 Meeting Schedule


Sep. 16, 2010

George Daniels: Trout - Top to Bottom

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

Oct. 20, 2010 Wednesday

Don Baylor: Pocono Trout Streams - Past, Present & Future. This program outlines the rich history of angling in the Pocono region, the varied stream types and opportunities for fishing in the area today, and the prospects for the future of Pocono streams.

Since 1980 Don has worked as a biologist with Aquatic Resource Consulting.  He has been involved in stream baseline and monitoring studies of fishes and macro invertebrates throughout the Northeast.  A fly fisherman and tyer since age 11, Don wrote the booklet Pocono Hatches in 1980, was published in Rod & Reel, and authored over 60 technical reports for Aquatic Resource Consulting.  He recently conducted a course on trout stream entomology and fly tying available on a 3DVD set - Entomology for the Fly fisherman. He has worked as a fly tying instructor and taught Entomology for the Fly Fisherman at East Stroudsburg University.

Nov . 18, 2010

Kurt Thomas: Fishing the Clarion River

Kurt Thomas has amassed a lifetime of experience unraveling the secrets of success with the fly rod. He is skilled in all techniques of fly fishing on streams and rivers of all sizes, from the largest of Pennsylvania's waterways, to the smallest of spring-fed brooks. The number of trophy-sized brown trout he's landed on the fly rod in Pennsylvania waters run literally in the range of several hundred! He's explored the waters of the Clarion River for well over 30 years, and the limestone streams of Central Pennsylvania for 20. Kurt's Website: Clarion River Adventures

Dec. 16, 2010

Fourth Annual Club Auction and Christmas Party

Jan. 20, 2011

Joe Cummings: Fishing Montana

Joe is a 4th generation Montana native who has spent his life either working on the Stevensville family ranch or with his feet wet in Western Montana waters.  After Joe spent 5 seasons playing professional football, he came back to Missoula and opened up his own outfitting business - A Classic Journey Outfitters. Joe is an English Degree graduate of the University of Wyoming.

Joe has over a decade of experience in the outdoor industry that has encompassed commercial fly tying, managing retail fly sales, owning a Belize adventure travel agency, guiding bird and big game hunters, and founding A Classic Journey Outfitters in Missoula, MT.  A Classic Journey Outfitters specializes in Dry Fly Fishing for wild trout and spectacular Riverfront Lodging.  The Bitterroot, Rock Creek, Blackfoot, Missouri, and Blackfoot are the core Rivers in Joeís area of Western Montana.  

Feb. 17, 2011

Don Bastian: Classic Wet Flys

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 Donís 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 DVDís were released Ė 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 Donís 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.

Mar. 17, 2011

Christine Sharbaugh: Atlantic Salmon

Website: The Sporting Gentleman

Apr. 21, 2011

Lefty Kreh:

Lefty has fished in all 50 of the United States, in every province of Canada, over much of South America, the South Pacific, Europe, Iceland, and many other countries. An active fly fisher and outdoor writer for more than 45 years, Lefty has written for almost every major outdoor magazine in the country, and many abroad.

He has been given the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the American Sportfishing Association, has  been honored with the "Lifetime Contribution Award" by the North American Fly Tackle Trade Association and is also in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. In 1997 he was named "Angler of the Year" by Fly Rod and Reel Magazine. Lefty has served a number of years as Senior Advisor to Trout Unlimited, the Federation of Fly Fishers and in addition to serving on many other conservation boards has received a number of honorary awards from such organizations

Lefty is proud of the fact that he has been married for more than 50 years to his best friend, Evelyn, whom he says has made it possible for him to pursue his career in fishing.

May 19, 2011

Ray Miller:

Jun 16,  2011




Speakers from the 2009-2010 Meeting Year

Bob Clouser:


Don Douple:


Ozzie Ozefovich:


Bill Skilton


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

Charlie Meck:I


Frank Plucinsky:

Tom Baltz:



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 2010 classes begin in September and the Winter (2011) classes in January. Click Here for detailed information.


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        2011 Trout Season

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


Fly Fishing Clinics & Seminars


                This year's Seminar will be April 9th, 2011  

Directions to Resica Falls

The Day's Agenda


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Club Fishing Trips

Saturday Oct. 16, 2010


Tuscarora Lake at 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..

Saturday Oct. 16, 2010


 Scotts Run Fishing Trip, French Creek State Park

Click here for Pictures.

If your didn't make it last year, you missed a beautiful fall fishing day.

Maps of French Creek State Park

Saturday Nov. 06 2010


 Cast and Blast Outing at Beltzville

 Click here for Details and to sign-up for the day

Saturday Nov. 26-28, 2010  Club Trip to Pulaski NY - Salmon / Steelhead
Saturday Apr 2, 2011  Opening Day - South East PA
Saturday Apr 9, 2011  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 16, 2011 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 23, 2011  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 May 6-8, 2011  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
Fri - Sun  Jun 3-5, 2011  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


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Sportsman's Shows                  

 International Fly Tying Symposium  @ Double Tree Hotel, Somerset, NJ  November 20-2, 2010
 The Fly Fishing Show  @ Garden State Conventions Center, Somerset , N.J.  January 21-23, 2011
 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show @ PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA  February 5-13, 2011
 The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show @ Oaks Convention Center  February 17-20, 2011
 The World Fishing and Outdoor Expo @ Suffern, NY  March 3-6, 2011
 Philadelphia Sportsman's Show @ Valley Forge Convention Center  March 5-6, 2011
 The Saltwater Fishing Expo  @ Somerset, N.J.  March 18-20, 2011
 The Calvary Outdoor Expo - Souderton, PA  March 26, 2011
Links for Finding Shows:  
     PA Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus  
     Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council  

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