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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

A Public Service Announcement!
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We will be back to in person at Bass Pro

10 November 2021

6:30 to 8:30

Ben Bishop

Where Are The Fish? Reading Water. Increase your joy.

Ben is a life long fisherman and has been trout fishing for 30 plus years. He joined CFFC in 2005. Past club President.

Using videos from actual rivers and streams Ben will  

share his experience. His goal is to improve your proficiency and increase your catch.



A letter from our President Elect for 2022/23:

Dear Fellow Member:

Our annual membership meeting will be held on November 10, 2021 @ 6:30 PM at Bass Pro Shop in Concord, NC as part of our regular monthly meeting.  This is an important meeting as we will be electing a new slate of officers and directors for the Club.

The positions up for election are:

President

Bob Dewey has agreed to serve as President.  The President and President – Elect positions are 2-year positions.

Vice-President

Needed: The Vice-President is the President-Elect who will usually takes over as President after 2 years.  We need someone to run for this position.

Treasurer:  Dennis West has agreed to stay on as our treasurer. We would like someone to work as his assistant.

Secretary:  Buffy Farnsworth has agreed to stay on as secretary.

Directors and Assistant Directors

Trips – This position is responsible for arranging daily and overnight trips for club members.  Bob Dewey is the current trips director.  We need a new one.  It would also be helpful to have a an assistant director

Programs – This position is responsible for arranging speakers for our monthly meetings. Stephanie Madji has been our trip director but is stepping down.  This is a very important position and we really need someone to step forward and take this on.

 Events – This position is responsible for making all arrangements for our annual picnic and banquet.  Craig Johnson has agreed to continue in this position.  Craig could use a willing assistant.

Education –This position is responsible for educational events such as casting clinics and fly-tying classes.  Dave MacBurnie, our current Education director is stepping down.  John Robbins has agreed to step up from Assistant Director of Education to be our Director of Education.  We are looking for someone to be Assistant Director of Education.

 Membership – Dennis Johnson has agreed to stay on as the Director of Membership.  We would like to have someone in place as Assistant Director of Membership.

 Communications – The communications director is responsible for all club communications, including the website, emails to members and social media.  Bob Martin has agreed to be the Director of Communications.

Raffles – Ben Bishop has done a great job for us but is stepping down.  We need someone to be Director of Raffles.  Ben would help you get started and we will try to find you an assistant.  This is an important position as it is one of the ways we make money for the club.  The Raffles Director gleans prizes for the raffles we hold at our monthly membership meetings and then holds the raffles.

In addition to the duties listed above, we hold a Board of Directors meeting on the first Thursday of each month.  During my Presidency, I intend to continue most of the Board meetings remotely and to hold them to about 45 minutes. I do think that we should have an in person meeting every 3 months with a social hour.

I encourage you to contact me, if you would be willing to serve in any of the open or already-filled positions.

In any event, be sure to attend the meeting to vote and because Ben Bishop is putting on a great program about how to read water so you are fishing where the fish ain’t.

Bob Dewey, Vice-President




Admission Info

Cash only at the gate

Purchase advance tickets HERE

Adult:
One day $15
Two-day pass $25

Children under 5 free, under 12: $2

Scouts under 16 in uniform: free

Active Military: $10

The Carolina Fly Fishing Club is planning a banner year of fishing outings for our members. The outings will be planned to appeal to all levels of fly fishers, from beginners to advanced. We will have both one day and multi-day outings, cold and warm water fishing, free and low cost events. These outings will provide opportunities to learn new water and benefit from experience and mentoring from other members and, as always, a great opportunity to meet, socialize and fish with fellow CFFC fly fishers.

The schedule of events will become expanded and with firmer dates as we advance in the early months of the year. Following are currently planned, committed outings that you can put on your calendars now and be ready to go. Some events will have maximum attendees and some will require advance payment so be sure to check the events calendar frequently and get registered early for those events that you want to attend. We have 5 outings planned for the South Holston River and its trophy sized wild trout and other nearby waters. These are very popular outings and early registration will assure attendance.

March 7  - we will kick off the 2015 fishing year with a delayed harvest trout stream outing, most likely   Wilson Creek

April 9-12 – our annual Spring, Western North Carolina, large  group outing in the Nantahala area with multiple DH and wild trout waters near by

May 9 – another delayed harvest trout stream outing, location TBD

May 12-15 – South Holston River mid-week outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 4 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe

May TBD – potential camping outing

June 11-14 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 8 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe

July 9-12 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 6 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe

August 6-9 – South Holston River outing, Bluff City Tenn. Maximum of 6 anlgers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe

August TBD – We are working on a potential smallmouth bass outing, location TBD

September TBD – We are working on another possible camping outing for trout, smallmouth or both, location TBD

October 1-4 - South Holston River outing, Bluff City, Tenn. Maximum of 6 anglers. Also, other nearby streams including the Watauga, Beaver Dam, Stoney, and Doe

October 10 – A delayed harvest trout stream outing, most likely Wilson Creek

November TBD – Annual Fall, Western North Carolina, large  group outing in the Nantahala area with multiple DH and wild trout waters near by

November TBD- another nearby delayed harvest outing, location TBD

March 7, 2015 Wilson Creek Day Trip

Please register if you will attend!

 OK CFFC Members, the 2015 Delayed Harvest season is starting up. During the first week of March there should be some fresh, hungry trout stocked in our local Delayed Harvest streams.

For those of you new to North Carolina Trout Seasons, Delayed Harvest is the NC state's modified Catch and Release program. March, April and May, the Department of Wildlife Resources stocks selected streams ( those marked with Black and White diamond shaped signs) for Catch and Release, single hook, artificial lure only fishing. In short all fish caught must be released. 

On Saturday, March 7th, the CFFC will host an outing to Wilson Creek. Wilson Creek is located about 20 miles outside of Morganton. For those of you not familiar with the area, take I- 40 West, towards Asheville. Take exit 100, turn right and go about 4 miles. The road will dead end into state route 181. Turn left, go about 10 miles and make a right onto Brown Mountain Beach Road. There is a white church with steeple very visible at this turn. Follow Brown Mountain Beach road about 5 miles, and look for the signs for Wilson Creek, Brown Mountain Beach Resort and Mortimer Campground. You will cross a bridge over Wilson creek just before THE LEFT TURN onto the road to Brown Mountain Beach. You can also go to Google Maps and search for Mortimer NC and it will show you directions. 

Brown Mountain Beach Road is a combination of paved and dirt (very navigable) road. For those who would like to meet up first for tips, pointers, etc., we will meet at the parking lot just past and to the right of the THIRD BRIDGE that you will cross over. It will be a fairly long drive. At this point, Wilson Creek moves from your right side to your left side and the entry to the parking lot is just a few feet past the bridge. Just prior to this bridge, you will see an old abandoned mill on your right and then round a large curve. The bridge will come up soon thereafter. For more detailed directions, please see the link provided on the registration page. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:30 AM.

Please bring your own lunch, beverages, etc. We will meet at the picnic shelter at the Forest Service’s Mortimer campground about 12:00. March weather can be unpredictable so please bring flexible clothing.F 

Club Outings: Due to CFFC liabilities anyone attending a club outing must be up to date with their CFFC and IFFF memberships. Guests or lapsed members must sign a release form at the gathering.  

Ok Fellow CFFC members. It is that time of year again. Tired of the ice and snow?  Well here is something for you to look forward to. It is time to sign up for the annual spring Nantahala Trip. This year we are changing things up a little. The club has rented a large group cabin right on Nantahala Lake. The cabin site is located in a private cove with direct access to the lake and even has a dock. The delayed harvest stretch of the Nantahala is straight down the mountain about 8 miles away.  The cabin has beds for 11 and will accommodate up to 5 couples.  There is also plenty of room for a few folks to bring a cot if need be. 

The dates are April 9 -April 12. Cost is $140 per person for the weekend.  After we see how many sign ups there are we will discuss food options. Bring your toon, kayak, canoe and yourself.

See the link below for more information. As per normal club policy bunk and work assignments along with directions to the cabin will be posted closer to the trip date.

Www.vrbo.com/482676

See you on the water. 

Ok Fellow CFFC members. It is that time of year again. Tired of the ice and snow?  Well here is something for you to look forward to. It is time to sign up for the annual spring Nantahala Trip. This year we are changing things up a little. The club has rented a large group cabin right on Nantahala Lake. The cabin site is located in a private cove with direct access to the lake and even has a dock. The delayed harvest stretch of the Nantahala is straight down the mountain about 8 miles away.  The cabin has beds for 11 and will accommodate up to 5 couples.  There is also plenty of room for a few folks to bring a cot if need be. 

The dates are April 9 -April 12. Cost is $140 per person for the weekend.  After we see how many sign ups there are we will discuss food options. Bring your toon, kayak, canoe and yourself.

See the link below for more information. As per normal club policy bunk and work assignments along with directions to the cabin will be posted closer to the trip date.

Www.vrbo.com/482676

See you on the water. 

Upcoming Planned Trips

Annual  Fall Nantahala Trip

Nov. 11th to Nov. 14th, 2021


You can sign up and pay online,  so don't miss one of the best trips of the year. Follow this link to register online. Please log in before you register. 

Trip is sold out



NCWRC Online Information

Please look at the NCWRC web site for some of the new features that are available to us by following the link below.  

N.C. Interactive Fishing Access Map 

Lots of great information on where to fish for all species of fish with maps that are easy to follow.

Trout Fishing In NC

Another very nice feature on the Website is the Interactive map that is provided. Check the link below for more information.

Our Supporters

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WOMEN ON THE FLY

<<About WOTF>>

Carolina Fly Fishing Club is proud to be a sponsor of a group called “Women On The Fly”.

This group was organized by one of our members, Linda Hickle,  who has encouraged membership and participation through the social media site Meetup.com. Additionally, two ladies from their Leadership Team, Kathy and Stephanie, are on our Board of Directors as well.  Their objective is to unite women interested in learning about the great opportunities to get into fly fishing in our area. Women of all skill levels  and backgrounds are welcome. Women On The Fly has a single gender mission and welcomes everyone interested in promoting women in the sport of fly fishing and helping the ladies along the way. Linda along with other Event Hosts invite their membership to attend the CFFC events, other local fly fishing venues, as well as get togethers just for their club.


Meeting at REI, Northlake Mall, CLT.

6:30 PM Meet and Greet  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Club Meeting.      

The December CFFC meeting will be a casual get together and a swap meet.  A good chance to bring some of your stuff that you don't need and be able to sell or swap for other items. From what I am seeing there should be a lot of good stuff that will be put out. So load up all of your stuff and come on over for an enjoyable evening. 

Also this meeting will be the final chance to get one of the special raffle tickets for the two rods that we will be giving away this meeting. They will raffled separately and will make a couple of folks a nice Christmas present. 

Look forward to seeing you there. 

Monthly Fly Tying Sessions

 
 

We are looking to schedule more fly tying classes now that the weather is turning cold. We will be announcing dates and times for the fly tying classes for beginners, intermediate and experienced tiers soon. So keep watch for the dates 

Parkway Trout Streams Threatened

The Blue Ridge TU chapter would like you to be aware of the demise of 3 brook trout streams of the Blue ridge Parkway due to a massive clearing by the Bottomley companies. They cleared the land to the streams leaving nothing in their path claiming it an agriculture operation and thus exempt from all the rules of sedimentation control . They have done the same on another stream close to Mount Aire impacting it also. 

The Department of Water Resources ( DWR )has issued several violations. This case is going to court next. We need your help to stop this from happening again. I am attaching an article we wrote . We need your help in writing letters to the DWR asking them to enforce the laws of land . You will find more info and photos on our website at:

 blueridgetu.org.  https://www.blueridgetu.org/rameycreek.html

We also would like you to publish the story and let other groups know about it. 

I am happy to answer any questions you have.


Robby Abou-Rizk 

Blue Ridge TU President

Winston Salem 

336 972 3949 


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