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News and General Postings 2004-05

 Date  Events, News, Wants/for Sale/Swap ads, etc. Contact Mike Ebner to add your listing.
May 8, 2005 Resica Falls 

Photos from the April 9th Fly Fishing Day at Resica Falls

Apr. 28, 2005

Realistic Mayfly by Sam Vigorita

This original display was one of the raffle prizes at April's Meeting. The lucky winner was Dave Schillington.

Apr. 28, 2005

Members: More of Sam's Specials are available at the members only page

Apr. 6, 2005

FlyFishing Day at Rescica Falls: Don't forget this Saturday April 9th is the annual FlyFishing Day at Resica Falls.  Come out and enjoy a morning of fishing and casting clinic's, a free lunch and the afternoon for fishing. Contact Ed Emery for more information.

Apr. 6, 2005

What's Hatching When ?

Free raffle tickets at the next meeting to the person who can recite the entire chart !

 (Workbook version for download)

Mar. 6, 2005

Sam's Secret Specials                          

Looking for that something extra for fishing, particularly the Upper Delaware. Then take advantage of this members-only exclusive. Sam Vigorita is sharing his "special" flys, developed and tested based on 25+ years of fishing the Upper Delaware River system.  

Feb. 09, 2005

Winter Stocking for Extended Season

Can't wait for the spring regular trout season to open. Then head on out to French Creek State Park in Berks Co. Antietam Lake stocking was Feb 2nd and Scotts Run Lake Feb. 7th. Or try Levittown Lake (Feb. 11th) and  Lake Luxembourg (Feb. 11th) in Bucks Co

Feb. 08, 2005 MLFT Article in the Philadelphia Inquirer 

Read the article by Don Sapatkin published in the Philly Inquirer Jan. 15, 2005.

Feb. 05, 2005

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Jan. 23, 2005

Don Douple Spring Tying & Fishing Classes

Check Back Later - The 2005 schedule is not yet available

Register now for spring tying & fishing classes by Don Douple, one of the most knowledgeable and capable people in the sport of fly fishing. You've seen Don at the club meetings, now get personal instructions from him this spring for tying and fishing trico's, the June hatches, sulphurs, and summer terrestrials. Classes are limited to 15 people - sign up now.

Jan. 23, 2005

Announcing the MLFT Yahoo! Group.

Sign up for MLFT’s Yahoo! Group.  What is it? A service that will allow club members to post their own messages for all subscribers to the group to view. You'll need a Yahooo user-id (it's free!) to sign-up for the group. Click the link above for more information. 

Jan. 15, 2005

The Fine Art of Fooling Fish with Flies 

A Philadelphia Inquirer feature article by Don Sapatkin / Inquirer Staff Writer. Click the link to to read the on-line version if you missed the hard-copy in Saturday's Jan. 15th edition of the newspaper.The article also links to Where to Learn to Tie Flys with information about MLFT and others. Stop back again, I'll post the hard-copy version (with pictures) when I get the opportunity. 

Jan. 8, 2005

ET Custom Fly Rods

Looking for a new fly rod at a reasonable price. Why not a custom rod by Ed Temme (member of MLFT). Ed offers personalized rods on 2, 3, 4 and 5 piece blanks.

Jan. 5, 2005

Fort Washington Sports Show Jan 19th-23rd

Reminder, the Ft. Washington show is coming up. We need volunteers to man our both and we need you to tye flys and donate them to us for sale at the show. They don't have to be fancy - wooly buggers sell fine and they're simple to tye, so tye up a gross and bring them to the meeting.

Call or email Ed Emery to volunteer to help at the show. Do it now! You can get Ed's email and/or phone number from the members only page.

Oct. 22, 2004

November's Guest Speaker

Don't miss this meeting if you're interested in tying realistic flys that catch fish!. November's speaker is Steve Thornton of Lincolnshire, England. A professional advertising photographer by trade, Steve is coming to the US to fish the Catskills and we were able to book him for the Nov. meeting. More pictures of his flys are available at Global Flyfisher.

Oct. 9, 2004 

Oak Orchard River Open For Business:

The N.Y. Orleans County Attorney's  Office has ruled that land owner's Salmon and Bower DO NOT own to the middle of Oak Orchard River. This opens fishing to the general pubic from Waterport Dam downstream. Click 'here' to read the ruling.

Oct. 7, 2004

PA Fish Commission Winter Stocking

Scotts Run Lake in French Creek State Park, Berks Co. will be stocked Feb. 7th. The winter fish stocking will be in Jan. and Feb. 2005. Check their Website at  (link stopped working: May 25, 05) for the entire schedule. 

Oct. 4, 2004

PA Fish Commission Fall Stocking:

The Wissahickon Ck, Perkiomen E. Br, Tulpehocken Ck, and many area lakes will be stocked begining Oct. 4th. Check the entire schedule at

Sep. 20, 2004

Season Opener:

The kick-off meeting for 2004-05 was held Sep. 16th at our new location. About 50 members showed up for the 1st meeting. Chip Swarner was our guest speaker.  Chip showed slides and talked on the fishing tactics and waters or the Pulaski NY area. Check out these pictures to see what you missed if you didn't make the meeting.

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