Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014


                                                             TFF Monthly Meeting

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 09/29/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
Main Presentation

Dr. Louis Daniel will educate us about Marine Fisheries and how the Marine Fisheries Commission operates.
 Dr Daniels is an avid fly fishermen. Here is a link to his bio:http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/pr13-52-louis-Daniel
 
 
 
ANNUAL PIG PICKIN' FUNDRAISER - DONATIONS NEEDED
 
It's that time of year!  Our annual Pig Pickin' fundraiser will be held Saturday, on October 11th, 2014.  (See our MeetUp page for more details: http://www.meetup.com/triangleflyfishers )
 Our live auction of companion trips has been very successful in the past.  We are in need of experienced members willing to donate their time to lead a fishing trip of their choice.  We have many new members that know "how" to fish, but not always "where."  A donated trip can be as simple as taking someone to your favorite "honey hole" to fish for a few hours.  Companion trips, combined with guided trips and lodging, are very popular items and generate the bulk of the money raised each year.  If you are fortunate enough to have a cabin/lodging that you would be willing to donate for a weekend,  please let us know.
Members are also encouraged to donate any gently used fishing equipment.   Items such as rods, reels, vests, and other basic gear can be used in our silent auction.  Please contact Sharon Ardisana (sardisana@gmail.com) to donate either a trip or an item.  Donations can be received between now and October 4th.  Our events in past years have been very successful, due largely to the generosity of our members.  Donations may be tax deductible.
 
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

23 August, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 08/25/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Main Presentation

Jeff Wilkins will talk about entomology and stream fauna.

For information about Jeff, visit his website:

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7 PM
Date: 07/28/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Main Presentation


Capt. Dean Lamont of Crystal Coast Adventures will make a presentation on when and how to catch coastal fish on a fly.  Species will include Atlantic Bonito, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Trout, Amberjack and False Albacore.  

Capt. Dean Lamont retired from Xerox Corp after 31 years of employment in North Carolina.  He then pursued a lifelong dream of being a fishing guide.  After securing his captains license in 2000 he opened Crystal Coast Adventures.
 
Dean grew up in New Jersey on the Delaware river and Long Beach Island and started fishing when he was four years old.  Fly fishing became his passion when moving to the foothills of N.C. in ‘69 fishing the Wilsons Creek water shed. 
 
Spring will find Dean taking charters on the Roanoke River for Shad and Stripers.  Mid May thru November he fishes the Crystal Coast of N.C.
 
Capt. Dean was a Orvis endorsed salt water fishing guide, member of the D.M.F. central advisory board, past president of the Cape Lookout Fly fishers and a 20+ year member of the Triangle Fly Fishers.
 

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 06/30/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Main Presentation
 
David Goodfred of the NCWRC will be talking about Smallmouth Bass Management: Past, Present, and Future Implications for NC Streams and Rivers
 
David Goodfred was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up in Nashville provided many fishing opportunities, both locally and regionally. From fishing for Largemouth Bass at Old Hickory and J. Percy Priest Reservoirs to wade fishing for Smallmouth Bass in the numerous streams across the state, David not only developed a passion for fishing, but became very interested in the biology and ecology of fishes.
David graduated from David Lipscomb University in December 2003 receiving a Bachelor of Science. In August 2004, he entered the Master's program at Tennessee Technological University, studying how habitat conditions land uses practices influence stream communities within the Emory River Watershed, Tennessee. Following graduate work completion, in March 2006, David was employed as a fisheries biologist by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, managing central Florida lakes and streams for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, etc.
In August 2008, David started work with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, as the District-8 Fisheries Biologist I and continues to serve in this position managing an 11-county District that includes everything from native Brook Trout and Smallmouth Bass populations to reservoir Black Bass, Striped Bass, and Walleye fisheries.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 19, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 05/26/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Main Presentation
 
Our May speaker is Dan Estrem , he'll be talking about the fly shop in the new Bass Pro store located in Cary, NC. He's also leads the Project Healing Waters for military veterans. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 04/28/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Main Presentation
 
Our April speaker is Dean Naujoks, the Yadkin Riverkeeper. He will talk about the Yadkin River, and Coal Ash Ponds
 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 03/31/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

Pre-Program
6:30 pm – 7:00

SO YOU WANT TO FLY FISH…
 
We continue our seminars for the novice fly fisher this month by demonstrating how to set-up your fly rod and teaching you a few key knots. Join us prior to the regular monthly meeting on March 31


Main Presentation


Jacob Rash, from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, will be our speaker this month.  He will be speaking about the Commission’s recently updated Trout Management Plan, Trout Fishing webpage, and interactive map.  He plans to keep that brief, however, in order to have time for topics of specific interest to TFF members (e.g., sampling results and Brown Trout fisheries).
 
Jacob serves as Coldwater Research Coordinator for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  He received a B.S. in Zoology from NC State University and a M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech.  He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and keeping up with NC State athletics
 
 
Trout Unlimited Women's Initiative
From the National Trout Unlimited Women's Initiative Workgroup:
 
Our goal for the Women's Initiative Workgroup has been to increase and retain new women members in TU.  We started a free membership program last year and were successful in increasing our membership with 2600+ women!  What is even more exciting  is that our retention rate for these new members is now at 13% and has far surpassed our original goal!  To keep this momentum continuing, TU has started a new membership drive for women starting March 1 through May 31. 
 
This information was included in the recent Lines To Leaders.  Free memberships will be offered to women once again during this time frame and I encourage you to promote this event to your fellow State Council and Chapters.  To continue improving retention rates, TU is also offering reduced memberships to women who had signed up for the free membership and their memberships are due.  The renew rate is $17.50 and $15.00 of that amount will be given to the chapters.  This membership drive starts March 15 through June 15.