Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 19th for April 25th, 2016 Meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
 
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 03/28/2016
 
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
 
Our April speaker is Jake Rash, NCWRC state trout biologist. He will be talking about invasive species and the new fishing opportunity Appalachia Lake.
TFF / TU CLEARWATER LAKE FISHOUT #2
Saturday, April 23 is the second designated fish-out day for Triangle Fly Fishers at Clearwater Lake. Come on out and have a fun day of fishing. There are a great many large trout waiting to be caught!
 Gates will open at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. Admission is $20 per person. Children (immediate family only) 12 and under are $5 as TFF is subsidizing the fee. Please note that everyone age 13 and older is required to pay the $20 admission fee. No reservation required.
For the price of admission, you get to keep up to eight trout (subject to change). Bass and panfish are catch and release. Fly fishing requirements will be set aside. In other words, you can use conventional tackle ... including real worms, crickets, salmon eggs, dough balls, power bait, spinners, etc. Don't forget to debarb all hooks. No minnows. Bring a cooler and some ice to take your fish home in. There are no facilities on site to clean your fish. This is a family friendly event. Bring your children and grandchildren - they will have a blast. What fun it is to hear a youngster squeal with delight when they hang a fish.. . especially a large fish. For safety reasons, fly rods will not be allowed on the large/main dock during the Fishout. We are reserving this dock primarily for children. You may fly fish on any of the other docks or from the bank.
TFF will provide a FREE Lunch - - soft drinks, water, hot dogs, and chips. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises. Also, the premises are smoke free.
Have questions?
Please email Jim Cappy at jcap013@aol.com
Directions to Clearwater Lake are on our website:www.triangleflyfishers.org 

All persons on the grounds are required to sign a release form.
 
NOTICE: The TICKS will be out in full force at Clearwater – please take appropriate measures to avoid them. Check yourself and the kids thoroughly when you get home.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 23rd for March 28th, 2016 Meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
 
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 03/28/2016
 
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
 
This month's speaker is Allen Cain. He will be talking about fishing the Roanoke for shade and striped bass.
 
Captain Allen Cain
 
Coast Guard Licensed & Insured Captain, Wilmington, NC
Captain Allen grew up hunting and fishing the piedmont region of NC. Being from a family deeply rooted in the outdoors, his passion for hunting and fishing naturally developed at a young age. He spent his younger years fishing the local ponds and lakes as well as fly-fishing for trout throughout the mountains of NC. Summer vacations were spent on the Cape Fear Coast where Allen spent everyday fishing from the surrounding beaches and piers.
 
When it came time to attend college, Allen was drawn back to coastal NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. While at UNCW, Allen learned how to combine his passion for fishing and hunting together through shallow water sight fishing. Although Capt. Allen enjoys all types of fishing, he discovered there is nothing more exciting than stalking a fish in shallow water and watching him eat your fly or lure.
 
Over the last 10 years he has spent hundreds of days a year learning and exploring the local waters and the many species of fish that inhabit them. Allen has extensive experience fishing the inshore and offshore waters of NC as well as the Florida Keys, Everglades, and Louisiana. After graduating college, Allen obtained his USCG captains license and began guiding anglers to memorable fishing experiences along the Cape Fear Coast.

Web site

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 23rd for February 29th, 2016 Meeting

TFF Monthly Meeting
 
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 02/29/2016
 
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC
 
Our February speaker will be Jeff Wilkins: https://jeffwilkinsflyfishing.wordpress.com/
Jeff Wilkins is an avid fisherman, fly tier, and guide. Jeff has been fishing for 40 years and has fished far and wide. Jeff also maintains a number of fly fishing related websites, and sells fly tying materials and kits.

Some of Jeff's local  adventures have appeared on FOX 8 WGHP with Roy Ackland of the popular Roy’s Folks Feature, and more recently with Shannon Smith.  When it comes to fishing locally, Jeff likes fly fishing wherever there’s water—-Trout, bass, panfish, any fish that will take a fly and give a good account of itself. Jeff has fished and guided the Southeastern and Rocky Mountain areas of the west and has extensive experience in fishing and tying flies for each.  As a part of his work, I am also an artist, and enjoy doing pen and ink renditions of his favorite flies.

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