Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 02/23/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC


February's speaker will feature Jeremy McCargo, Anadromous Fisheries Coordinator. Jeremy has spent 10 years as a biologist with the WRC Region One. Jeremy has extensive knowledge of the Roanoke River striped bass and American/Hickory shad fisheries as he was responsible for management of these populations and continues to be directly involved with habitat improvements. In his new position, Jeremy works closely with Dominion regarding flow issues and fish passage in the Roanoke River as well as our other coastal systems. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 01/26/2015
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC


Bruce Wankel, of Virginia Creeper Fly Shop (Abingdon, VA), will present information about year-round destination fly fishing opportunities in southwest VA and northeast TN.  This will include the nearby trout waters of our mountains and tailwaters; smallmouth bass rivers and lakes and a little time spent on his fly fishing tactics for hybrids and stripers.
Bruce will bring his gear and tackle and fly boxes -- a great chance to learn how he rigs up and which seasonal fly patterns he turns to for the various species we fish for during the year.
Should be a great presentation, for all skill levels.
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About the speaker:
Bruce Wankel is in his 20th year with his fly fishing businesses. Both the fly shop and his guide service are based out of  his 2-story log home in the historic town of Abingdon, in southwest Virginia. His retail business is the Virginia Creeper Fly Shop, a full service fly fishing specialty store.  Bruce also owns Trestle & Tailrace Fly Fishing, Inc., a professional fly fishing guide and instruction service with 2 professional guides on staff.
Most of Bruce’s guiding time is spent on the nationally known Holston and Watauga tailwaters in nearby northeast Tennessee.  Wankel also spends time in the spring and early summer up in the high country trout streams of southwest Virginia and northeast TN. He also guides on several smallmouth bass waters in the summer and chases hybrids and stripers from January through April.

Monday, December 1, 2014

November 30, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
No Meeting in December!


Happy Holiday's

the Christmas Tree Fly


Come socialize with TFF members and their friends and significant others and enjoy good food and prizes.

Dec 9, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Chow Raleigh
8311 Creedmoor Road.
Raleigh, NC 27613
919-841-4995

Cash bar for beverages.

Bring a wrapped gift (suggested value: $5-$10) to participate in the gift swap.

Redington fly rod as a door prize!


See you then!
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 11/24/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
 
The November meeting is our Annual Gear Swap.  Bring the gear that you no longer need and sell it or swap it for different stuff!  This is a great chance for new fly fishers to pick up quality gear at bargain prices and for the more experienced anglers to reduce their hoard of equipment -- or sell some of their custom-tied flies that always catch fish!
 
Looking for something in particular? Post it on the TFF Discussion Forum.
 
SPECIAL OFFER!
Bargain prices on many items donated to TFF as well as some offered for FREE!
 
SPECIAL, SPECIAL OFFER!!
We'll also be selling off our inventory of official TFF short sleeve shirts for $10 each!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 10/27/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
 
The November monthly meeting will feature our annual Gear Swap.  Bring the gear that you no longer need and sell it, or swap it for different stuff!  This is a great chance for new fly fishers to pick up quality gear at bargain prices and for the more experienced anglers to reduce their hoard of equipment -- or sell some of their custom-tied flies that always catch fish!
 
 
Main Presentation
Jessica Baumann, District 5 Fishery Biologist will be talking about the Eno River
Jessica Baumann:  Originally from Augusta, GA, Jessica received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Augusta State University.  After college, she spent the next two summers working for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as part of their Stream Survey Team.  During her time with the Stream Team, Jessica sampled fish across GA from the mountain trout streams to the south GA swamps.  In 2004, Jessica was accepted into the Master’s program at North Carolina State University.  She earned her Master’s degree studying the feeding habits of the invasive Flathead Catfish in the upper Cape Fear River basin.  In August of 2007, she was hired by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as the Assistant Fisheries Biologist in District 5 and was promoted to District Fisheries Biologist in September of last year.  Jessica’s work focuses on sportfish that are located in the central to northern Piedmont region, including Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Striped Bass, and Roanoke Bass.  When Jessica isn’t slinging fish, she enjoys hiking and mountain bike riding with her husband and black lab.


 

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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