2016 REPORTS - OUTING'S & EVENTS
CFFC Fly Fishing News
"Trout Bum Tribune"
Stories and photos of CFFC club outings and fly fishing trips
CFFC Fall Nanty Outing
November 10-13, 2016
Everyone had a great time and caught a lot of fish!
November 9, 2016
CFFC Third Annual Banquet &
Once again Rick Meeks out did himself with the third annual banquet, with great food, lots of door prizes, many raffle items and great fellowship.
Our President, David MacBurnie held the annual meeting and election of the Board of Directors for 2017. Following the meeting, David gave the blessing followed by each table being excused one by one to go to the food line.
Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
Lake Norman State Park
10:00 - 4:00
All had a fantastic day with great weather and good food.
Casting Clinic Work Release String Band
Tying with Tradd Little Casting Competition
Fishing started slow with most of the registrants heading to the end of Grover Cockerham gravel road. There were four "Women on the Fly" who settled in across from the farm house. By late morning the fish started hitting on anything green or pink. Once again the mop fly was a hit with the Delayed Harvest (DH) fish.
2016 Spring Nantahala was attended by 9 club members. Lands Creek @ Hawks View cabin outside Bryson City, NC was a great place to stay to recuperate from a day on the river.
Comfortable beds, a great stocked kitchen and entertainment of TV, pool table, an outside fireplace or hot tub for relaxation.
Fishing on the Nantahala was very mixed. Friday it rained all day, the river ran fast and deep and cold 48F. Most took to the Tuckaseegee in Bryson City that afternoon as the weather cleared up. For better fishing options, though a few who stayed actually caught fish. The second day most went back to the Tuck, outside Dillsboro/Webster on the South River Road. A couple went to the Cherokee Trophy waters nearby. Rainbow, Browns and Brookies were caught by all, in large numbers.
We received an education class and discussion of what to do when you lose your footing and fall in the river. "Stay calm and swim for the bank"! BE PREPARED WITH THE RIGHT GEAR first and foremost. (Snug fitting wader belt, wading STAFF and good boots)
For flies, it seemed streamers /(Crazy Legs) in olive, brown or purple seemed to work the best. A Hares Ear nymph, tied with a 2x long shank in olive dubbing, copper rib and with a pink thorax or a green and orange mop bug seemed to attract quite a few hits. Dinner Saturday night was at the "Cork and Bistro" where local bison meatloaf seemed to hit the group.
Sunday it was farewell and back to the Tuck or Cherokee for a couple of hours before heading home. Great trip, great fellowship and great fishing!!!
Thanks, Dan/Group Leader
We had a fun day on the Wilson Creek Feb 20, 2016. Fishing was slow. The trout numbers down due mortality from poaching and mishandling. We did manage to catch a few fish. Dave MacBurnie showed first time Fly Fisher, age 16, how and where to fish and he caught his first trout, a nice 13" rainbow. Fishing will improve with Delayed Harvest restocking the first week of March.