Carolina Fly Fishing Club

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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Coming events!

Sat, Aug 25 - Fly Casting 101 & 102 @ Lake Norman S. P.

Sat Sep 15 - CFFC Annual Picnic

New River Camping/Float/Smallie Outing - Joint event with Psycho Fly Fishers
August 2, 2018
by Dan Hebert

What a weekend.......rain, pouring rain and more rain! Met some great folks who know how to make the best of it. Drinking, eating, laughing and storytelling were the main events! Even had a couple of guitar players, playing jazz songs at its best. No fishing, wading or drifting because the river was about 3-5 feet above its normal flow and very murky. Several folks did take their crafts on Saturday, our only day of sunshine, for a ride on what normally would have been an 8 hour float and made it in 4 hours. Fast water for sure. Zaloo's Outpost is a good campground with easy access and plenty of room to spread out. Will say the showers could have been better though. Can't control the water flow, just a pull cord and no hot water. Cold showers make for a very quick one. Must be to save the water, HA! All in all, a disappointing weekend, but made some great acquaintances. Look forward to their fall outing at Camp Stonefly in October.......See you on the water on the next one.

 

Camp Stonefly Outing
June 21-24, 2018
by Dan Hebert

Watauga river campout at Stonefly was a wash out! Rolled in Thursday 6/21 and set up camp. Good thing I brought my 10' canopy to cover my tent. Rained every night around 4 AM to 6 AM. Wilbur dam was releasing every day too, from 1 PM to Midnight on 2 generators. So fishing was solo and only during the first thing in the morning. It takes 4 hours from the dam to the camp to raise the water level 3-4'. (See Photos below)  Friday caught several Rainbows on Pheasant tail-18, Zebra Midge-20 rig right behind the camp with my 8'6"/5 Wt. G-Loomis IMF rod. Water clear and 48. Went up Broad Street to the Doe river bridge behind O’Reilly Auto store in the afternoon and caught a nice Brown on BWO-18 and San Juan worm-18 rig. Saturday the rain pounded the night before and water was very murky next morning. Drove up to the Holston and the river was very busy with drift boats everywhere. John and Debby Cachiaras were very hospitable. Even met the owner Jud Gee who help steer us to wadeable places. Camp grounds are very neat and clean with a great bathroom (Hot/cold running water/shower.) and several campfire stations. See you on the river on the next one........

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of mind.”  WASHINGTON IRVING

 

FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE 
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS 
Press Release, June 4, 2018

Joyce Shepherd - Inducted in the Humanity category for her...more

Whirling Disease Found In Watauga And South Holston Tailwaters, more...


Go here to see more on the Freestyle Fly Tying Classes at Charlotte VA Health Center  and what they are doing

Special thanks to the companies and individuals for their  continuing support of our club. Follow this link for more information. Supporters

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Carolina Fly Fishing Club is a Charter Club of the Fly Fishers International (FFI) and Member of the Southeast FFI council

FFI Website

   Southeast Council FFI

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CFFC Forum 

We want to encourage all of our members to make use of our new forum that is now on the website, 

CFFC Forum  You may check the forum any time you open the website and if you want to post you will need to sign on to post. We hope that you will be posting, giving us your opinions on what we can do to make our club better and tell us about your latest fishing trips. 

If you have any questions on how to register, how to post photo's, etc. Please feel free to email me and we will  be glad to help.

Assistant Communications Director : Gary Jones - Email:  communications@carolinaflyfishingclub.org

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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.  

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.

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.

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. 

CLUB MEETING


  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Bass Pro Shops, Concord Mills 
www.facebook.com/bpscharlotte

AGENDA

6:30pm - 7:00pm:    Membership Meet & Greet and Raffle Ticket Sales

7:00pm - 7:15pm:    Brief Announcements

7:15pm - 8:15pm:    Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A (45-60 minutes)

8:15pm - 8:30pm:    Raffles/Door Prizes

8:30pm:                   Conclusion

Presentation

Fly Fishing for Carp in NC 
Henry Fowler


Hello my name is Henry Fowler and would like to take you sight fishing for carp in NC. This is a sight fishing game. We will be patrolling the shallows searching for feeding fish. When we locate a fish we will make careful casts in front of it to elicit a strike. I must warn these fish are difficult at times to get to eat. If you connect to a fish it is on. The average size of these fish is  5 to 10 pounds.

Link to Henry's website.

No fly tying for July and August!
Next Lying and Tying will be September 18th.


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WOMEN ON THE FLY

About WOTF

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

This group was organized by one of our Board members, Linda Hickle, in July of this year. Membership and participation is through the social media site Meetup.com. 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 are welcome. Women On The Fly has a single gender mission and welcomes everyone interested in promoting women in the sport of fly fishing. 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 these fly girls. They help their members feel welcome at our Club meetings and educational events. CFFC welcomes these women anglers into our membership and will continue to support them with informative monthly meetings, quality education and great fishing outings.

You can contact the Women on the Fly Organizer, Linda Hickle directly at:

womenonthefly@yahoo.com

Cell: (704) 837-1438

or go to this website to join the group at http://www.meetup.com/WomenOnTheFly/



Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014

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 
Carolina Fly Fishing Club PO Box 3451 Huntersville, NC 28070


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