Carolina Fly Fishing Club

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With much sadness

we announce the passing of

Jack Cummings

one of charter members.

More details to follow.



YOU HOOKED YOURSELF WITH A FLY!

OH MY!

Many times a fishing buddy or you will put a hook in a body part. Do you need to quit fishing? Probably not. There are several good YouTube videos out there.

Word of advice, medical professionals caution, never push the hook farther through the body part to cut the barb off. there is a significant risk of tissue damage. 

Bear in mind, we are not physicians and have never even played a physician, that's why we fly fish. When in doubt seek competent medical advice.

String Technique

When and Why?

  • Helpful for quick removals and requires few resources
  • Can be performed in the field
  • Careful with removal as the hook may fly off in an unpredictable fashion
  • Should not be used on parts of the body that are free-floating, such as the earlobe

Equipment

  • Fly line or String or Heavy dental floss

Technique

  1. A string or suture should be wrapped/tied around the midpoint of the bend of the hook.
  2. Exert downward pressure on the shank of the fishhook to dislodge the barb as much as possible from the local soft tissue.
  3. Using a quick motion, pull parallel to the barbed tip with the suture.
  4. Be careful as the fishhook will be propelled out very rapidly and can cause additional injury.

fishhook removal string


LYING AND TYING

SEPTEMBER

WE WILL HAVE LYING AND TYING IN SEPTEMBER.

September 20, 2022

Yes, Tuesday, and we will be back to Basspro at Concord Mills Mall!!!!

6:30 to 8:30PM


5 Strange Fly Tying Materials that Really Work | Bass Pro Shops 

We will have materials for those that do not have their own. Please sign up on the Facebook event page.



Fishing for trout on the bluelines is great this month!


Look below at the NC PAWS map and hit a Blue Line stream. The trout are still biting.


Upcoming Planned Trips

DON"T FORGET!

2022 Trips


THE FALL NANTAHALA TRIP IS OPEN!

November 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2022

The Whistle Stop Lodge 

Arrive Thursday and leave Sunday.

The cost is 150.00 per person. There is a ten person limit. 

To sign up email: bobdewey45@gmail.com

The annual Spring CFFC spring Nantahala Trip. That's 3 nights and 4 days in some of the best fishing country North Carolina has to offer.

This year the club will be staying with our old friends at the Whistle Stop Lodge in Almond near Fontana Lake.  It is 15 minutes from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, 25 minutes from the Delayed Harvest Section of the Nantahala, and 20 minutes from the Tuckaseegee River in Bryson City and the Tuckaseegee Fly ShopThere are many more streams within easy reach, such as Deep Creek, Noland Creek, Oconaluftee River, Cherokee Reservation trophy water, the Tuck at Dillsboro, Snowbird Creek, and many more Hatchery Supported and Wild Trout streams close by. 

Actually, more than you could fish in a year.  

For more information on where to fish, what flies to use and the current active steams, contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop in Bryson City or Sylva. You can also look at on the NC Wildlife Commissions Interactive Fishing Access Map web page to see just how many places there are to fish in the area.

Accommodations:
The Whistle Stop Lodge will accommodate 12 comfortably.  There are 4 private rooms with queen beds.  As always, couples and single ladies will be getting priority on the private rooms.  Room assignment will be based on registration date.

Cost for the entire weekend is $150.00 for 3 nights per person which is Thursday thru Sunday. 

We will discuss meal options as we get closer and see how many sign ups we have.

South Carolina has more than great football!

For many of our members, South Carolina remains unexplored. It offers some excellent trout fishing opportunities.

https://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/pdf/TroutBook.pdf





Make a promise to yourself to fish a new location in North Carolina this spring.


https://www.ncpaws.org/ncwrcmaps/fishingareas


Follow this link to adventure. 

Every public fishing opportunity is located for your next trip. Find an area of North Carolina you want to explore and zoom in on the prospects. River, lake or pond, are all covered here. Pro tip: Use Google maps separately to explore the terrain and access points.

Wild Brook trout caught in Grassy Creek, NC (Crabtree Falls) : r/NCOutdoors


North Carolina Stocking Schedule


https://www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing/Hatcheries-Stocking/NCWRC-Stocking



Another awesome trout fishing locator.

https://flyfishingnc.com/

PISGAH OUTDOORS The Fish of Pisgah National Forest and Surrounding Area





WOMEN ON THE FLY

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

This group was organized by two of our members, Linda Hickle and Joyce Sheppard who have encouraged membership and participation through the social media site www.MeetUp.com, Rocky River Trout Unlimited events, and Carolina Fly Fishing Club events. Additionally, two ladies from the Women on the Fly leadership team, Kathy Lindenberger and Stephanie Madji are on the CFFC Board of Directors. 

The objective of Women on the Fly 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 other ladies along the way. Linda along with other event hosts, invite your membership to attend the Carolina Fly Fishing Club events, other local fly fishing venues, as well as our get togethers just for Women on the Fly. 

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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