Main Line Fly Tyers

Philadelphia's Oldest Fly Tying Club

Fly Fishing Seminar - Schedule


From: To:  
8:30am 9:00am

Arrive – and have a cup of coffee When you arrive at Rescia, please setup your fly rod and place it safely in your car or truck until later in the day for the casting clinic. You don’t need your waders untill later in the day if you plan on fishing. Directions to Resica Falls

9:00 am 10:00 am

"Knot Basics" - which ones and how to tie them. (Al Smeraglio & Jay Kapolka)

“Rigging / Leader System” – How to setup your rod, reel, line & leader ( Sam Vigorita)

10:00 am 10:30 am

Nymphing – Setup & Techniques (Steve Birkenmaier)

10:30 am 11:00 am

Wet Flys – Setup & Techniques (Jay Kapolka)

11:00am 11:30 am

Dry Fly Setup & Techniques (Sam Vigorita)

11:30 am 12:15 pm

Casting Demonstration (Sam Vigorita)

12:15 pm  1:15 pm


1:15 pm  2:00 pm

One-on-one Casting Clinic (Sam Vigorita, Ray Miller, Jay Kapolka, Ed Emery, Steve Birkenmaier)

2:00 pm   2:15 pm 


 2:15 pm

3:00 pm

3:45 pm


3:00 pm

3:45 pm

4:30 pm


 On-Steam Demonstrations

Nymphing – Steve Birkenmaier

Wet Flys – Jay Kapolka

Dry Flys – Sam Vigorita

    What to Bring:

Dress Appropriately

Bring layers of clothing you so you can add/remove clothing depending on the weather and activity. Remember, you'll be in the Pocono's and the temperature can be significantly cooler than 'at home'. Rain gear - if the forecast is for rain, bring your rain gear. The class goes on rain or shine (and even snow, it's happened before! ).


Hot and cold drinks will be served with lunch. If you want/need more bring your own. NO ALCOHOL. We'll be on Boy Scout grounds and alcohol is strickley forbidden!


A 5 or 6 weight rod, 8 1/2 to 9ft is recommended. If you don't own a rod, we'll help you borrow one for the casting clinic but you won't be able to take part in the on stream sessions or open fishing. The club does not have 'loaner' equipment.

Waders are a better choice than hip boots. Hip boots are always 'one step two short'. The stream is not difficult to wader but felt soles and/or cleats help a lot compared to rubber soled waders/boots.

A large fly with the hook cut - off. This will be used for the dry  land casting instructions. You'll need a fly on the line to properly turn over the line during casting. With the hook cut off, the fly will not get caught or hung up on the grass.


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