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Jun. 20, 2008

The The Delaware River Club is under new ownership. Please visit their new website for current information. The Delaware River Club rests on the banks of the West Branch and offers two miles of private-access water teeming with wild brown trout. The Club requires no membership and provides lodging, fly fishing schools, and guide services on the Upper Delaware system, including the Beaverkill River.

Dec. 6, 2007 Frank Theobold's "The Fly Fishing Shop is now "Franks Fly Fishing Shoppe" - A long time friend of the Main Line Fly-Tyers, Frank Theobold has retired and closed up his fly tying busi-ness which he ran out of the basement of his home in Glenside for many years. Frank was a cornerstone for many club members who frequented his shop in search of tying tools and materials. He was very good to our club, donating many raffle prizes over the years. Frank not only supplied us with goods, but also shared his wisdom with us. For many of us when just starting out Frank taught us how to use that “tricky” whip finishing tool. He also demonstrated some of his favorite fly patterns and tying techniques. We thank him for his many years of kindness and generosity to the club and wish him the very best. While Frank has retired, his shop lives on ! One of his long time patrons George Orlowitz has purchased the inventory and has set up the business which he will run out of his law office in Elkins Park. In honor of Frank, he will continue to operate the new venture under the name “Frank’s Fly Fishing Shoppe”. For now, George says he’ll be operating very similarly to the way Frank ran the business. Patrons can call ahead and George will meet them at his office which is only a couple minutes from his home. His office is located 7906 High School Road (second floor around the back) in Elkins Park. George can be contacted at the following numbers 267-475-6055 or 215-635-0500 (law office number). The email address is George has informed me that he will be offering a 10% discount to all Main Line Fly-Tyers club members. He hopes to join us at our June meeting this Thursday and says he looks forward to doing business with us.
April 16, 2008 April 2008 Newsletter: The April Newsletter is available on the Newsletter page.
April 08, 2008 Resica Falls Fish Day 2008: It was a great day with a great turnout. Over 40 club members and 30 non-members took part in the clinic and semiars for the club's annual learn to fly fish day.  Click the link to see what you missed if you didn't attend or if you did attend bring back some memories of the day.
Jan. 06, 2008 The January meeting is back to the regular 3rd Thursday of the month - Jan. 17th. Come out and enjoy Ozzie Ozefovich's presentation on Fishing for Atlantic Salmon. Born in eastern Pennsylvania, Ozzie grew up fishing the streams of the coal mining region. His passion for trout and their world began at age six, when a brook trout fell prey to a garden worm. That passion continues unabated for the salmon and trout he now pursues with fly rod and camera. Ozzie is well known for his series of videos "The Underwater World of Trout".

Dec. 16, 2007 2008 Opening Days: Regional Trout opening day is March 29th. Statewide opening day April 12.
Dec. 16, 2007 The 2008 spring Learn to Fly Fish Clinic is April 5th at Resica Falls Boy Scout Reservation.
Dec. 16, 2007 The Winter Fly Tying and Stream Tactics class schedule is available. Sign up now. Better yet sign up a friend too and get them started in the fun of tying your own flys.
Dec. 6, 2007 The December meeting is the 2nd Thursday this month. That's Dec. 13th. The meeting will be a combination Christmas Party with Pizza and Doughnuts and all that good stuff. AND - it will also be the club's third annual auction. Come early we open at 6:30 to check in the items your bring for the auction. We ask you to bring at least one item and donate the entire auction price to the club. You can also bring other items for the auction. The club takes a 10% commission. This is a great opportunity for you and the club. It's been a successful fund raiser the last two years and we hope the trend continues.
Dec. 6, 2007 There will be a special auction item. Sam Vigorita and Mike Ebner have collaborated to produce a special edition Fly Pattern book. There will be one copy available to the highest bidder.  The book contains the recipes and tying instructions for 24 patterns of flys, hints for fishing them and two articles to increase your fishing skills. These are the patterns that Sam has developed and honed fishing the Upper D. for the last 30 years.  Follow the step by step instructions and your fly box will be filled with flys to provide you an edge to catch more fish than using the traditional and standard fly patterns. Click on the picture to preview it.

Nov. 18, 2007 Maps: Need a map of a PA county. Get one here. Pennsylvania County Type10 Maps
Nov. 13, 2007 The November Meeting is Thursday the 15th. The November newsletter is posted. Use the Newsletters link above to read it.
Nov. 04, 2007 November's meeting guest speaker is Mike Martinek -  a well-known, highly respected tier and teacher, as well as author of Streamer Flies for Trolling and Casting. Mike's specialty is the traditional flies of the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine.  (Flys by Mike Martinek, Sailors Delight and Olive Varigator)

Oct. 24, 2007 Sam Vigorita on Line Control: Presentation and being in touch with your drift is the important part of a formula for success up north for Salmon, Steelhead & the big Brown. Read the entire article.

Oct. 12, 2007

General News:

     The October Newsletter is posted.

     Next Meeting is Wednesday Oct. 17  featuring Don Douple

     Dues are due by Oct. 31. Avoid the late fee, pay at the next meeting.

Oct. 06, 2007 Lake Fishing Day ( Oct 6th )                                                                             Click this picture for more pictures -->
We had a great turn out for the trip and beautiful weather. More like June-July fishing weather than October. Thanks to Carole for doing the food shopping and Kurt for taking time out from his family camping trip to setup the grills and cook lunch.

Sep. 23, 2007 Lake Fishing Day ( Oct 6th ) <-- Click this link to sign-up
   Scotts Run Lake in French Creek State Park
   Lunch provided by the club
   Minnie Clinic Including
      One-on-one casting instructions
      Shooting Head Demo
   Watch the forum, the club website, and your email for more information as the date approaches
Sep. 23, 2007 Cast and Blast (Nov 3rd ) <-- Click this link to sign-up
   French Creek State Park area
   Pheasant Hunt in the Morning
   Fish Scotts Run in the afternoon
   Watch this forum, the club website, and your email for more information as the date approaches
Sep. 23, 2007 Steelhead Trip (Nov. 23rd - 25th)
   Pulaski, NY
   Contact Sam immediately if interested, room availability is sparse.
Aug. 08, 2007 Classes: The fall Fly Tying and Strategy Classes are set to start in early October. Click Here for the Schedule

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