Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Schedule reminder

This Saturday ( April 25th) will be our annual Stream Clean up.  We will meet in the main parking lot of Illick's Mill park at 9am and work until about noon.  This is a great chance to get things looking nice after the long winter and two opening days.

On  Tuesday  April 28th we will be meeting at the Pavilion in Illick's Mill Park for our first "Bugs and Dogs" event, which will feature an intro to stream bug ID and Hot Dogs.  Join us and bring a small dish to pass if you like.  Meeting will start @ 6pm and will end at dusk at the latest.

Thanks, hope to see you there.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Film Tour a HUGE success

A gigantic "Thank you!" to everyone that came out and supported the Fly Fishing Film Tour Event this past Wednesday.  To say it was a success would be an understatement, as we SOLD OUT the 200 seat theater on our first try at having the Film Tour here.  I think this just goes to show that there is a ton of passion for fishing and fly fishing in the Lehigh Valley.  A special thanks to the good people at ArtsQuest, and to our guest fly tier Jerry Hadden. Without their help, this would not have been possible, and they did a great job of making the event run smoothly and professionally.  Thanks again for coming out and thanks to everyone who helped make this a huge success.

-Monocacy Chapter TU

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show
Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Meeting Featuring Jerry Hadden, Delaware River Guide

Our February 24th meeting will feature noted Delaware River Guide Jerry Hadden.  Jerry will be presenting "Insights of a Professional River Guide".

From Jerry's website http://www.delawareriverguide.net :

"Delaware River fly fishing guide Jerry Hadden. Fly fishing since 1970, 40 years of fly fishing experience, licensed guide since 1994.

Growing up in the surrounding area I never thought of fishing as a hobby, or sport. It was just something you did, more like a way of life. Spending summers at the family cottage on an area lake there wasn't much else to do except fish. Chucking hardware with my Zebco 202 most of the day produced a largemouth or two if I was lucky. This quickly became tiresome especially after watching the old timer from the cottage down on the corner go out in the evening and catch half a dozen bass in a couple of hours with his fly rod. Then there was uncle Bud. When I first saw him catch a large brown on a local stream with his bamboo rod so many years ago. I knew fly fishing was what I was meant to do."

Meeting time is 7pm, at the DAR House on 8th Ave in Bethlehem. (just past Nitschmann Middle School).  Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW Casting Class May 16th

Lehigh Valley Fly Fishing School’s Fly Casting Course  May 16th

This course is designed for beginners & intermediate fly casters who would like to learn the “Joan Wulff Fly Casting Methodology”. Joan, whose roots are the Catskills, is a professional Fly Casting Instructor and a Fly Casting Tournament Champion. Course is taught by Bob Saks & Bob Signorello.

Here’s the course content and what will be covered:
  1. Proper Mechanics of the Basic Casts
    •    Pickup / Laydown Basic Cast
    •    Backward & Forward Casts with False Casting
    •    Roll Cast (single direction cast)
    •    Fly Cast Loop Control 
  2. Solving Problems with the Basic Casts, including
    •    Poor or inefficient Loops
    •    Accuracy problems
    •    Casting with Weighted Leaders &/or Flies
    •    Dealing with Wind and Obstacles 
  3. Line Management
    •    Creating “Controlled” Slack (needed for Fly Fishing)
    •    Mending Techniques, both during & after the Cast 
  4. Specialty Casts for Accuracy
    •    Used in Advanced Fishing Techniques
    •    For Obstacles 
  5. Special Techniques for Adding Distance
    •    Concepts of Improved Line Speed thru Hauling 

This is an intense 6 hour course on Saturday, May 16th, followed by another optional 4 hour session on Wednesday or Thursday (May 20 or 21) to review what you have learned. The latter will allow us to further evaluate your techniques and things to help you improve.

The course costs in $60.00 per person and the class is limited to 8 adult students who are TU members. You must supply your own Fly Casting outfit and lunch. For safety, a hat and sunglasses are required.

If you are interested, please call Bob Saks at 610-838-2152 or, email him at LVFFS@AOL.COM.

Monday, January 26, 2015

January Meeting CANCELED

Due to the threat of bad weather coupled with some other unforeseen circumstances, we will be canceling tomorrows (Jan. 27th) monthly meeting.  We will make an effort to re-schedule the  program: 'Hendrickson Hatch on the Delaware' by chapter member Jose Dejesus. 

Just a reminder next month we will have Delaware river guide Jerry Hadden "Insights of a Professional River Guide", Feb 24th 7pm.