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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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Film Tour Coming to Lehigh Valley 3/25

Incredible cinematography, hilarious comedy, poignant commentary and tons of amazing fishing experiences combine for one incredible evening when Trout Unlimited and ArtsQuest partner to present the region’s only appearance of the acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) March 25, 7:30 p.m.

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes viewers around the globe via incredible short films focused on fly fishing and cold-water conservation efforts from Asia to North America. The 2015 tour features 11 story-driven films showcasing dynamic fly fishing locations, characters and pursuits from the Western U.S. to the wilds of Mongolia. Included in the festival are films highlighting Atlantic salmon fishing amid the stunning landscape of Iceland, sight fishing for tarpon and bonefish in Cuba, the conservation efforts to protect the endangered Taimen in Mongolia and the impact of climate change on the iconic trout waters of Montana.

Proceeds from the Fly Fishing Film Tour benefit the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s habitat improvement work and coldwater conservation efforts on streams throughout the Lehigh Valley, as well as the ArtsQuest Arts Education Programming Fund, which helps to support ArtsQuest’s free music, arts and education programming for the community.

Guests are invited to arrive starting at 6:30 p.m. to see fly tying demonstrations by Trout Unlimited members, talk with fellow anglers and enjoy beverages from the ArtsQuest Center’s Mike & Ike Bistro (beverages not included with ticket price).

Tickets are available directly from ArtsQuest :  HERE

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It's cold out. Tie some flies.

If you are looking to learn how to tie flies, the Hokendauqua Chapter is starting up it's Winter Fly Tying class. This is a great class, at a great price, put on by very knowledgeable and nice people. Here are the details from the Hokendauqua Chapter:

This Saturday, January 10, the Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be starting its popular Fly Tying classes and you still have time to get a seat. Learn how to tie dry flies, wet flies, nymphs and streamers. There are plenty of instructors (virtually one-one-one help) to personally assist you. The classes run from this Saturday, January 10 through Feb. 28 and are held at Northampton Area Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to about 11:30. Registration and sign-in are at 9:00 a.m. The cost of the class for adults is $30 for the eight (8) Saturday sessions. Students through high school age and disabled veterans are FREE. We supply all the fly tying tools and materials you’ll need to tie the two different flies each week. Also, a 100 page color manual explaining how to tie each fly is yours to keep!
 For additional information call Dale Ott at 610-262-7598 or e-mail him at

The Northampton Area Middle School is located at 1617 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067.. Take Route 329 to Northampton, turn south at Laubach Ave. (traffic light at Bennett car dealership), go about five blocks, turn left just beyond the high school sign and prior to the Northampton Public Library, follow the driveway to the left of the High School around back to the parking lot above the Football field and enter thru the side door. Look for the sign on the door.