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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 02/24/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC


Pre-Program
6:30 pm – 7:00

SO YOU WANT TO FLY FISH…

Join us for the first in a series of monthly pre-programs for the novice fly fisher.
This month we will present an overview of the essential equipment needed to fly fish NC.

We will discuss choosing a rod, reel, line and other equipment to get you started in our sport!!

Main Presentation:

Capt. Lee Parsons will be our February presentation guest. He will present Roanoke River shad/striped bass flies and fly fishing strategies, salt water flies and fly fishing strategies.

 

For more information on Lee, visit his website at: http://www.gottaflyguideservice.com/

Monday, January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014

TFF Monthly Meeting
Time: 7PM
Date: 01/27/2014
Location:
Durham County Wildlife Club
3616 Hopson Road, Morrisville, NC

At our January meeting, Rus Schwausch (pronounced “ss-wow-sh”) of EPIC Angling & Adventure will tell us about two fishing destinations-of-a-lifetime located on the Alaska Peninsula – Alaska Wilderness SAFARI and Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST.
Alaska Wilderness SAFARI, the more sophisticated operation, is written up in the book Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die as "arguably the most isolated coastal fishing camp in Alaska and one of the best places in the world to pursue chrome-bright, ocean-fresh salmon." But if you want, there's a lot more to do than just fish. This eco-diverse destination also offers daily wildlife viewing, waterfalls, tide pools and beach combing, plus helicopter fly-out fishing!

His second operation is Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST. It’s a rustic, early season camp offering excellent small stream fishing for rainbow trout, grayling, king salmon and more. Short on frills, this program is for the die-hard fisherman focused on quality fishing rather than extraneous amenities.
 
Beginning in 1995, Rus spent a few summers in Alaska exploring remote rivers on unguided float trips with his buddies. They would fly with all their equipment to the headwaters by bush plane, then float and fish over 100 mile stretches for two weeks at a time. These trips “infected” Rus with Alaska and steered his life in a completely new direction. Giving up his full time engineering job, he started guiding in Alaska during the summer of 2001 while continuing engineering consulting work the other 9 months back in Austin, TX. In 2004, Rus took over the operation where he first guided, Alaska Wilderness SAFARI, and is coming up on season number 14 there.
 
You can find out more about his operations at www.epicanglingadventure.com, or just come to the next meeting to see some Alaska-sized fish and incredible photography on the big screen.
 

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