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Philadelphia's Oldest Fly Tying Club


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Kids Fly Fishing Day Camp


The Sporting Gentleman is hosting Kids Fly Fishing Day Camp Sessions and other kid friendly fly fishing classes.


  Day Camp Session Dates

     June 27 to July 1

     July 11 to July 15

     July 18 to July 22


Click this link for more information: Kids Fly Fishing Camp


Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Classes



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The MLFT club offers two classes for beginning through advanced fly tyers and fly fishers. Both classes are held twice a year. There is a fall session starting in October and the winter session starts in January.  The tying class has multiple instructors available and ready to teach and coach beginners, novice, intermediate and advanced tyers. The Tactics and Strategy class includes particular tips for fishing the Upper Delaware River.


                    Fly Tying Classes

If youíre interested in fly-fishing and fly-tying, this is the course youíve been waiting for. Donít wait; be ready for opening day. Learn how to create wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, streamers, and bass bugs. Suggestions for tools and materials will be given at the first class. Advanced instruction will also be available for experienced tyers wishing to advance their fly-tying skills. There is one instructor for intermediate/advanced tyers and one instructor for beginners at each session.


See more class flys in the Gallery


                    Tactics and Strategies

Improve your skills and catch more fish! Learn how to "read" the waters of a trout stream. Find out where fish live, how to approach them, and how to catch them. Know what they feed on and learn the types of flies to use at different times of the year. Become a better fisherman and reduce your chances of coming up empty. The instructor is one of the area's most successful trout anglers and has logged literally thousands of hours fishing and instructing on East Coast trout and salmon waters.


 Introduction to Fly Fishing

This class is geared to beginners and novice fly fishers. The class will cover the selection and rigging of gear and the basics of wet fly, dry fly and nymph fishing.


The current class schedules are: Fall and Winter Class Schedule


Fly Fishing Clinics & Seminar


Every spring for the start of trout season the Main Line Fly-Tyers club conducts a full day fly fishing clinic in the Pennsylvannia Pocono's.  The clinic includes seminars on selecting and rigging your equipment, fly casting instructions, fishing strategies and on-stream demonstrations of wet, nymphing and dry fly fishing. Time is allotted at the end of the day to practice what you've learned for fishing the well maintained Bushkill Creek. The clinic is help at the Resica Falls Boy Scout Reservation, outside of Marshalls Creek, PA. This "Learn to Fly Fish Day" is free to members and open to the public for a nominal fee. The all day program includes a barbeque lunch.


This year's Clinic

The Day's Agenda

Directions to Resica Falls


Fly Fishing Clinic & Seminar - Resica Falls 2004

(Pictures from the 2005 Seminar)



Don Douple's presents Nymphing



Sam Vigorita on Casting                                                 Ed Emery Presents Lunch

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