Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24th for November 30th Meeting2015

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 11/30/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Annual Gear Swap time! Meet at the DCWC, bring any items to sell (fly fishing related), and stock up on well priced gear from other club members. Bob Rhode will have a short presentation to talk about Reel Recovery, for men with Cancer.

 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22nd for October 26th Meeting and Pig Pickin' 10/31/2015

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 010/26/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

This month's speakers will be Gonzalo Flego and Chip Drozenski from Andes Drifters in Patagonia, Argentina. 

Gonzalo is a 3rd generation fisherman, and has been full time guiding in Argentina since 2005. Using his knowledge of Argentina's rivers to educate guests and teach them how to fish his home waters are his passions.

Chip's passion for fly fishing was interrupted by 30 years of corporate America, although he had the pleasure of fishing a number of great rivers throughout his years. Chip retired in 2003 and found the Andes Drifters fly shop and has stuck around ever since. Considering his nickname of "old grey trout bum", his knowledge spans decades and he looks forward to sharing those with us.

Videos:
 https://youtu.be/-8hvGcCOZL0
https://vimeo.com/133438819
As usual we will have our raffle at the sign in tables.



Pig Pickin’

Saturday Oct. 31st – 2:00pm



Please Join us for the annual Pig Pickin’  Oct. 31st at 2:00pm. We will have a bucket raffle, food, silent auction, and live auction as well as a casting competition. Guests (including significant others and families) are welcome! The Pig Pickin’ is the primary fundraising activity for the Triangle Fly Fishers and a genuinely fun time. This year the event will fall on Halloween, so costumes are encouraged (but not required), and we will end in time for everyone to make it home for Trick or Treaters. The schedule for Oct. 31st will be as follows:

2:00pm – Start

3:30pm – Food is Served

4:30 – Live Auction

5:30 - End



Please Note – Tickets can be purchased online at $15/person on our Meetup web page (http://www.meetup.com/triangleflyfishers/events/225635164/) until 10/24. Tickets may also be purchased at our next club meeting – 10/26 at the price of $15/person (for those who are less tech savvy or just like to deal in cold, hard cash). Afterwards tickets will be available at the door for $20/person. Buy early and save!!!



Pig Pickin’ Online Auction

Prior to the actual Pig Pickin’ several “Companion Trips” will be added to the online auction via Meetup. This will occur roughly 10/15/2015. Please monitor the Meetup site for more information (http://www.meetup.com/triangleflyfishers/messages/boards/forum/1477964)

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25th for September 28th meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 09/28/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

This months presenter will be Bobby Bennett and will be presenting a program on his fly shop and the surrounding waters.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 24th for August 31st meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 08/31/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Fund Raiser

PHWFF will be selling raffle tickets at the Monday 8/31 TFF meeting. The raffle is for a beautiful new 8' 4wt fly rod built by Mr. Jim Burchette and generously donated by Mr. Troy Branham. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 with 100% of the proceeds going to support the local program. As always I encourage payment by check.
The drawing for the rod will be held at the end of the meeting on the 31st.

Monthly Meeting

This month's speaker will feature Scott Enloe and his son Hunter. This presentation titled "Don't go fishing, Go catching" promises to talk about the latest fly fishing techniques and leaders, tippet, rod length, proper drifts, fly selection, proper rig tying, reading water and how to find fish fast in water. Scott is the owner of River's Edge Outfitters in Cherokee and Spruce Pine, NC.
Scott and his son both compete with the North Carolina fly fishing team and have won 4 of the last 5 years. Scott also fishes on the USA National fly fishing team which finished 2nd in the world championship in Bosnia this past June.

Don't forget the monthly raffle with great prizes as well!


Catch and Release Trout Fishing in the Triangle - Clearwater Lake (in Chapel Hill)


In cooperation with the Triangle YMCA, TFF will continue it's participation in the Catch and Release Trout fishing program at Clearwater Lake in Chapel Hill again this season (October 2015 - April 2016). Please see the announcement below for further details or email Jim Cappy  at jcap013@aol.com with any questions.

Clearwater Lake 2015-2016 Season Slots on Sale Now
Clearwater Lake is a 5 acre spring-fed "pay to fish" impoundment in the southern portion of Orange County just outside of Chapel Hill, NC. It is situated on a piece of property, known as Camp Clearwater, currently owned by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro /Capital CityYMCAs. Clearwater is stocked with Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout, most of them very large. Fishing is limited to eight people per day and is strictly catch and release. Fishing is available by prepaid advance reservation only.  

TFF provides this trout fishing opportunity as a service to its’ members. TFF does not manage or receive funds from Clearwater Lake. By reserving and pre-paying for a large block of dates, we receive a substantial per slot price discount. TFF has reserved 15 days for the 2015-16 season (October 2015 – March 2016). Dates have not yet been assigned but are generally a Saturday or Sunday. There are eight (8) slots available for each date. A "slot" is defined as one person for one day, whether fishing or not. Everyone on the Camp Clearwater grounds must have purchased a slot, including children. Walk-ons are not permitted.  

Slots for the 2015-2016 season will be sold in pairs; $90 per two slots( same cost as last year!). All slots must be purchased and paid for by September 7, 2015. Slots will be available for sale beginning with this announcement through the August 31 TFF meeting by contacting Jim Cappy. If you wish to make payment by mail, send a check payable to Triangle Fly Fishers to:  

Triangle Fly Fishers  
c/o Jim Cappy  
3736 Eakley Court  
Raleigh, NC 27606  

Please include the number of slots requested and your contact information including phone number and email.  

Jim Cappy  
jcap013@aol.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21st for July 27th Meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 07/27/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

July's speaker will be Tomas Ivasauskas. Tomas grew up in Blacksburg, VA.  He was introduced to the study of fisheries science during high school, when he interned with the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries.  He enjoyed his experiences at this internship so much that he decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science at VA Tech, where he graduated in 2007.  He then continued his education by completing a master’s degree at TN Tech University in 2009.

His presentation will focus on the Hiawassee River. Living within the Hiwassee River and its tributaries is a unique fish assemblage that includes six species of Redhorse.  All Redhorses are benthic (bottom-dwelling) fish that are adapted for feeding on invertebrates. The Sicklefin Redhorse Moxostoma sp. was not discovered until 1992, despite its large size (up to 22 inches).  Due to the impacts of damming, the Sicklefin Redhorse’s naturally small range was reduced by an estimated 50% before the species was ever discovered.  As such, it is of special conservation concern and is currently being considered for the Endangered Species List.  This presentation will recount the story of the Sicklefin Redhorse’s discovery, describe previous and ongoing efforts to understand and recover Sicklefin Redhorse populations, and will include tips for fishing for Redhorse throughout North Carolina.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 23 for June 29th, 2015 TFF Meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 06/29/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

We will have a presentation from Costal Conservation Association's David Sneed. The timing of this presentation is critical to the Raleigh, Marine Fisheries meeting in August

The presentation will start with a brief overview of CCA NC including a short video. We will then focus our presentation on our campaign to get destructive fishing commercial gear out of our inshore waters. These include gill nets and inshore shrimp trawlers. We will also give an update on the Southern flounder FMP supplement that will be on the agenda for the next MFC meeting in Raleigh on August 19 -21.
 
Dave became the Executive Director for CCA NC in April 2014 after working several years as a local volunteer for the East Carolina Chapter in Greenville. He is a Life Member of CCA and a graduate of NC State University.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11th for May 18, 2015 TFF Meeting *ATTENTION*The May TFF Meeting will be Monday May 18th, since the 25th is Memorial Day.

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 05/18/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

*ATTENTION*The May TFF Meeting will be Monday May 18th, since the 25th is Memorial Day.


This month's speaker will be Michael Kesselring, the Program Director for The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians (FFMSA) in Cherokee, North Carolina. He is responsible for coordinating events for the museum's visitors. His visit to our chapter will be to describe the FFMSA and what it will include. The museum will offer fly casting, fly tying, rod building, and other workshops at least once a month.
Michael Kesselring has lived in Bryson City, North Carolina, since 1975. He is a professional photographer, writer and public speaker. For the past 25 years, Mike has spent most of his free time fishing the wild streams and blue line creeks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles the state line between Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina.
He recently became the Trout Unlimited North Carolina Council Chapter Enhancement Chair. His role is to encourage chapter networking, new membership growth, engage non-attending members, help build new chapters, help rebuild struggling chapters, and to be a liaison between the NC state council and local chapters.
Mike is also a collector. The short list of his collections include 380 fly fishing books, 30 fly rods, 28 fly reels, and over 7,500 flies that he sometimes takes on the road and shows off to fly fishing clubs that invite him to be their meeting program.