March 2012 Newsletter - Main Line Fly

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March 2012 Newsletter - Main Line Fly
Main Line Fly Tyers
2010-2011
VOLUME 7 ISSUE 7
MARCH 15, 2012
Charlie Craven
Fly Fisher/Fly Designer/Author
Inside this
issue:
Charlie Craven
International Fly
Tying Competition
Delaware River
Club Raffle
Learn To Fly Fish
Day Schedule
Valley Forge Trout
Unlimited Show
2012 PA Trout
Openers
Opening Day On
The Brodhead
Fish Commission
Biologist to Speak
Northwest Territories
2012 Calendar
Stocking Schedule
Directions and club
officers
Charlie Craven tied his
first fly from a gifted fly
tying kit on his eighth
birthday. In the days
since he has commercially tied flies for most
of the shops in the
Denver area, as well as
many others throughout the Rocky Mountain west.
A longtime South Platte
River guide, Craven cut
his angling teeth on
some of the toughest
trout in the world. It
was these tough fish
that prompted him to
develop some of his
more popular patterns
like the Jujubee Midge,
Poison Tung and Charlie Boy Hopper.
Charlie has now been a
commercial fly tyer for
over thirty years, and
in that time has tied
flies for nearly every
species of game fish in
every location on the
planet, though he specializes in trout flies for
the Rocky Mountain
region.
the Ragin’ Craven, Two
Bit Hooker and the
Double Gonga.
Craven was the photographer and fly tyer
for Barr Flies
(Stackpole 2007) and
has now authored two
books, Charlie Craven’s
Basic Fly Tying
Charlie is a Signature
(Headwater Books
Tyer for Umpqua
Feather Merchants and 2008) and Charlie’s Fly
is the originator of oth- Box (Stackpole Books
2010). (cont. on pg. 2)
er popular patterns
such as the Jujubaetis,
Visit our website: MainLineFlyTyers.net
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Club News
(Charlie Craven continued from
page 1). Charlie is also the Fly
Tyer’s Bench contributor to Fly fisherman Magazine.
Charlie is a Colorado native and
lives in Arvada, Colorado. He has
three kids, Charlie, Julie and Jack.
Currently, Charlie is the owner and
president of Charlie’s Fly Box fly
shop in Arvada, Colorado.
www.charliesflyboxinc.com
International Fly Tying Competition to be held in
May
I am Anatolij Novikov from Kiev, first certified instructor of FFF in Ukraine, founder and owner of the
MFFA -Modern Fly Fishing Academy.
( www.mffa.kiev.ua ) and fly fishing internet portal
( www.fly-centre.com.ua )
My organization holds regular international competitions in fly tying I invite you to learn in our competitions.
If you decide to participate in our competitions , let me
know. I will send you template to describe your flies.
Event website - http://mayfly-ua.com/ We look forward to receiving your flies!
Now is the time to buy that raffle ticket
This week the Club will raffle off a two night stay gift certificate
at the Delaware River Club in Starlight, PA. The DRC is on the banks
of the Delaware River just steps away from some of the finest trout
fishing in the Northeast. The MLFT sincerely appreciates the generosity of Jeff, Bart and the rest of the folks at the Delaware River Club
for making this and many other prizes available to our membership .
Delaware River Club
1228 Winterdale Road
Starlight, PA 18461
570-635-5880
www.thedelawareriverclub.com
Visit our website: MainLineFlyTyers.net
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LEARN TO FLY FISH DAY, APRIL 7, RESICA FALLS
From:
To:
This event is free to all members. For nonmembers the fee for the entire day is $40.
(includes a Club membership for the remainder of the year)
Arrive – and have a cup of coffee
8:00 am
8:30 am
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 until later in the day if you plan on fishing.
Directions to Resica Falls
"Knot Basics" - which ones and how to tie them.
8:30 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:00 am
10:30 pm
Wet Flys – Setup & Techniques
10:30 am
11:00 am
Dry Fly Setup & Techniques
11:00 am
11:45 pm
Casting Demonstration
11:45 pm
12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm
1:30 pm
One-on-one Casting Clinic
“Rigging / Leader System” – How to setup your rod, reel, line & leader
Nymphing – Setup & Techniques
On-Steam Demonstrations
1:30 pm
2:15 pm
Nymphing
2:15:pm
3:00 pm
Wet Flys
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
Dry Flys
Visit our website: MainLineFlyTyers.net
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Upcoming Events
The 2012 Valley Forge TU Trout Show will be held on Thursday, March 29, at
the Valley Forge Middle School. This year’s presenter will be Dave Hughes. Doors
open at 7:00 PM and the directions are as follows:
From King of Prussia, take Rt. 202 South; get off at the Devon Exit and turn
Right on Rt. 252. Go approx. 400 yards and turn Left into the Valley Forge Middle
School parking lot.
The Club needs flys for shows and charitable donations. Last year we
donated several hundred to the Boy Scouts of America and sold
hundreds more at the shows. Members are encouraged to bring flys
to our meetings. For every six you donate to the Club you will receive
a free raffle ticket for that night. (limit two tickets per night.)
Regional Opening Day counties: Open 8:00 AM March 31
All waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties (County Guide).
Streams on county borders that are part of Regional Opening Day:
Mahantango Creek, between Northumberland and Dauphin counties.
This is the ONLY stream in Northumberland County opening on the
earlier date.
http://fishandboat.com/
West Branch Mahantango Creek, between Snyder and Juniata counties.
This is the ONLY stream in Snyder County opening on the earlier date.
Two streams in Carbon County -- Lizard Creek and Mahoning Creek.
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Upcoming Events
Opening Day On The Brodhead. April 14
Come Fish with the Club on the Brodhead and enjoy a nice hot lunch. on April 14.
We usually meet at the creek in the morning at the park just under the RT. 191 bridge between 7
and 7:30AM
This is where we will also meet for lunch at 12:30. Anyone that just wants to fish on their own in
the morning can do so and then meet up with everyone at lunch time.
If you want to fish with other club members and can not find anyone, you can usually find some
of us at the RT 191 bridge pool or the next pool down from that on RT 191 at the
Pinebrook Park. This is where the water treatment station is located.
Also check the Brodhead Creek Park, where the kids fishing pond is. Also located on RT 191.
Finally if you can’t find anyone at any of the above locations try looking at the Moose Lodge
pool - just behind the Moose Lodge on Stokes Mill Ave.
Some of us do go up on Fri night for the weekend. We usually stay at Werrys Motel & Cottages
on RT 209 in Marshalls Creek Pa
Fish Commission Biologist to Speak at the Old Mill March 25
The public is invited to learn about “The State of Fisheries in Southeastern Pennsylvania” from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at the Spring Meeting of the
Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) to be held on Sunday, March 25. The
featured speaker will be Fish Commission Regional Habitat Biologist John Buzzar. His talk
will address trends and projects in the Delaware River drainage area and specifically Chester, Ridley, Crum, Valley Creek, and Darby Creek watersheds. The meeting will begin at 2
pm and conclude around 3:30 pm. It will be held at the historic “Old Mill” which is located
across from the Hedgerow Theater in Rose Valley. The public is invited and the program is
free of charge.
Please consider coming a little early from 1:30 PM on to enjoy a variety of refreshments and meet others in the “social hour.” Attendees are invited to enjoy a self- guided
walk on the scenic trail along Ridley Creek in the Saul Wildlife Sanctuary following the program. Advance registrations requested with CRC at [email protected] or 610-892-8731. Walkins are also welcome.
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The Northwest Territories by Rick Say
Wednesday, June 18th
This was an easy day canoe wise. We only paddled about six miles instead of yesterday’s nineteen.
We came to a set of rapids and had to guide the canoes through them. Matt got on the front and I was on
the back. We waded into the water and by using the canoe as a crutch guided it through the rapids. The
water was waist high in places. The water was cold at first but after a while it was kind of fun. The pool at
the bottom of the rapids was loaded with trout. We made camp and went fishing for the rest of the afternoon. I had about four strikes and caught one six pounder which we had for dinner. The big show was put
on by my canoe mate. Matt hooked a big one and fought it for about an hour. Every time the fish got close
to the boat he would dive straight down then take off on a run. During this time the fish actually towed us
into the middle of a large lake. The trout was estimated to be at least 25 to 35 pounds (we did not have a
scale). We did have a tape measure. It was 36 inches long. We let him go and paddled back to shore.
Later in the evening Matt and I were in our tent. I use the term evening loosely, because this
far up north at this time of year it doesn’t get dark. It kind of just goes to twilight for a couple of hours.
Anyhow Matt and I were having a boisterous game of cards when a strange noise started right behind our
tent. It went Mauw…mauw….mmaaurum. Matt said it was probably some kind of weird bird. We kept
playing and the noise continued. Suddenly we heard “You guys better get out of your tent!” I poked my
head out and saw George standing about thirty yards away. He yelled. “Two bear cubs are in a tree just behind your tent.“ That’s when I saw the mother. She was the biggest fattest bear I ever saw. She was just
sitting there across from George looking at me. I scrambled for my camera and my shoes and Matt and I
bailed out of the tent. By this time everybody in camp was up. We gave the mother bear a wide berth. It
took her forever to coax those cubs out of the tree. Meanwhile I’m freezing and the mosquitos are feasting.
Every time the cubs got close to the ground they ran back up. Alex blamed Matt and me for spooking
them. Nobody was in a good mood. Finally the mother coaxed the cubs down. All the bears left and we
went to bed.
Sometime during the night it started to rain.
2011-2012 Meetings and Events
March 15th
MLFT Meeting
April 7th
Learn to Fly Fish Day
April 14th
Opening Day on the Brodhead
April 19st
MLFT
April 21rd
Stick Day
May 4th-6th
Spring Coburn Trip (Penns Creek)
May 17th
MLFT Meeting
June 1th –3rd
Upper Delaware Camping Trip
June 21th
MLFT Meeting
Meeting
Guest Speaker : Charlie Craven
Guest Speaker : Ben Rinker
Guest Speaker : Henry Ramsay
Guest Speaker : TBD
NORTHERN CHESTER COUNTY
2012 PRESEASON & INSEASON STOCKING LIST
DATE
WATER
MEETING PLACE
TIME
________________________________________________________________________________
2/15
FRENCH CREEK - FFOC&R
RIDGE FIRRE CO.
12:00
PICKERING, WEST VALLEY DHAL’S
2/16
EAST BRANDYWINE DHAL
KERR PARK
12:00
3/1
FRENCH, PICKREING
RIDGE FIRE CO.
12:00
RIDGE FIRE CO.
12:00
KERR PARK
12:00
WEST VALLEY CREEKS
3/3
FRENCH CREEK
(3) TRUCKS
HOLLOW RD. – RT23
3/7
EAST BRANDYWINE CREEK
KERR PARK – DOWLIN FORGE RD.
3/10
FRENCH CREEK
WARWICK PARK
12:00
GAMELANDS – COVENTRYVILLE RD.
3/23
EAST BRANDYWINE
GLENMORE FIRE CO
12:00
GLENMORE TO REEDS RD.
4/3
FRENCH CREEK
WARWICK PARK
12:00
GAMELANDS TO CAMP SANKANAK & FFO C&R
4/5
FRENCH & PICKERING
(2 trucks)
RIDGE FIRE CO.
12:00
GLENMORE FIRE CO.
12:00
HOLLOW RD – RT23
4/10
EAST BRANDYWINE
WEST VALLEY CREEK & DHAL
4/24
EAST BRANDYWINE & DHAL
GLENMORE FIRE CO.
12:00
4/27
FRENCH - PICKERING & DHAL
RIDGE FIRE CO.
12:00
(2 Trucks) (Game lands to Rt. 23)
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Directions to:
Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Rd, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
610-277-4312
From Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276)
Take Exit 333 (Norristown - old exit 25). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Plymouth Road.
At the light, turn right onto Germantown Pike West. Continue approximately one (1) mile, through
four (4) traffic lights (not counting the left hand turn light at Sandy Hill Road). At the fifth light,
turn right onto Jolly Road. The Community Center is on the right at 2910 Jolly Road.
From Blue Route (I-476)
Take exit for Germantown Pike West (Exit 20). Continue on Germantown Pike west for approximately one (1) mile, through five (5) traffic lights (not counting the left hand turn light at Sandy
Hill Road). At the fifth light, turn right onto Jolly Road. The Community Center is on the right at
2910 Jolly Road.
From Route 202
Follow Route 202 to Germantown Pike. Travel EAST on Germantown Pike, through five (5) traffic lights. At the next traffic light, approximately half a mile, turn left onto Jolly Road. The Community Center is on the right at 2910 Jolly Road.
Club Officers
Coordinators
President :Steve Nack [email protected]
Librarian :
Ed Sclarow
Vice President :Chris McGeehan [email protected]
Web Guy :
Mike Ebner
Treasurer :Jim Costello [email protected]
Newsletter :
Rick Say
Secretary :Rick Say [email protected]
Refreshments :
Jerry Usatch
Kathleen McKenzie
Board Members
Steve Nack
Ed Emery
Dave Shillington
Rick Say
Sam Vigorita
Kurt Griffin
Jim Costello
Mike Ebner
Raffle :
Ed Emery
Unsung Hero's :
Elsa Zumstein
Steve Ellis
Al Katoke
Chris McGeehan
[email protected]
Feel free to contact us at any time

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