September 22nd FFV Dinner

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NOTE: The 22nd is the FOURTH Thursday instead of our usual third.

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Our speaker for the September meeting will be Jeff Currier

 

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Jeff Currier was born in Massachusetts in 1965 and grew up fly fishing throughout New England.  After graduating from Masconomet Regional High School, his search for new fly fishing adventures led him to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.  After four years of hardcore fly fishing for walleye, Northern pike and muskellunge, in 1987 he graduated with a Naturalist Degree.  After graduation he headed for Wyoming for a summer of trout bumming.  This led to a fly shop management job in Jackson, Wyoming that for the next 23 years would guide him fly fishing around the world.

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Read more about Jeff…

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More info to come!

 

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July 21st FFV dinner meeting

 

 

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Join us on Thursday, July 21st for an evening with Captain Tuck Scott…

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Captain Scott will be talking to us about ‘Low Country Fly Fishing’ opportunities from Charleston to Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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He will also offer an afternoon session from 3 until 6 PM on the ‘intricacies of salt water fly fishing.”

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Head guide, Capt. Tuck started fishing and shrimping the Beaufort area 30 years ago with his grandfather. He has heavily fished South Carolina’s Lowcountry from Charleston to Savannah and has incorporated his fly fishing experience of twenty plus years to exclusively target saltwater species here in Beaufort, SC. Tuck targets redfish, seatrout, ladyfish, cobia, tarpon, and sheepshead on the fly as well as on light tackle from a 2014 Hell’s Bay Professional. Because of its unmatched excitement, sight fishing is his primary method of targeting most species.

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Capt. Tuck’s Blog, Press about Tuck

 

 

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May 12th FFV dinner meeting

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NOTE: The meeting is the second Thursday and not our regular third Thursday!

 

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Our May 12th dinner speakers will be FFV members Brian and Colby Trow.

 

Brian and Colby will talk to us about the making of their latest videos ‘Blood Knot‘ and ‘Tidewater‘.

 

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Rescheduled FFV Annual Banquet – Friday, March 11th

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Due to the snowstorm in January, we are rescheduling our 2016 FFV Annual Banquet.

NOTE: The Banquet will be held Friday, March 11th!

 

Our 2016 FFV Annual Banquet speaker will be Gary Borger!

 

 

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Gary Borger is one of the world’s foremost fly fishing educators. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Campus in Wausau. His achievements have been recognized in The Millennium Edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who,” “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” “Men of Achievement,” the “Dictionary of International Biography,” a multiple year honoree in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher’s,” “Outstanding People of the 20th Century,” and “Outstanding People of the Millennium.” He has been a fly fisher since 1955, and since 1972 has taught classes and lectured internationally on all aspects of fly fishing for trout and salmon. A free-lance writer and photographer, Gary is also a Contributing Editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine, and Editor at Large for the Virtual Fly Shop. He has written ten best-selling books on fly fishing: “Nymphing,” “Naturals,” “The Borger Color System,” ” Fishing the Dry Fly” “‘Designing Trout Flies,” “Presentation,”  “Fishing the Film,” “Reading Waters,”  “Long Flies,”  and “The Angler as Predator.” Gary pioneered fly fishing video instruction with his release of “Nymphing” in 1982. Since then he has appeared in four videos for the 3M Company; and in cooperation with the Federation of Fly Fishers, produced the environmental video “Where The Trout Are.” His video production company has produced an additional 17, internationally acclaimed videos in the “Skills of Fly Fishing Series.” This production work has earned him a listing in “Who’s Who in Entertainment.” Gary was also a consultant on Robert Redford’s movie “A River Runs Through It.” With his award-winning CD/cassette tape, “My Madison,” he pioneered fly fishing, nature-music audios. In addition, Gary has been involved in the design of many fly fishing products, and unique fly designs. He is a founding board member of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Federation of Fly Fisher’s fly casting instructor certification program, a member of The Order of the Jungle Cock, Trout Unlimited, United Fly Tyers, the Federation of Fly Fishers, and other conservation organizations. He is a recipient of the Ross Allen Merigold Complete Angler Memorial Award, the Charles K. Fox Rising Trout Award, The Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award, The Federation of Fly Fisher’s Lifetime Achievement in Fly Casting Instruction Award, the VFS Fly Fisherman Readers Poll Hall of Fame Award, the Joan and Lee Wullf Conservation award, and is internationally recognized for his conservation efforts; in recognition of this work he received the first Lew Jewett Memorial Life Membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers in 1979. In 2013, Gary was named one of the top seven most influential fly fishers of the last 50 years by Canada’s Fly Fusion Magazine. Gary is currently working on a 20 book series entitled Fly Fishing with his son Jason.

Here is the March Singing Reel…Singing Reel March 2016

 

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FFV January 23rd, 2016 Annual Banquet – Postponed!

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Due to the January snowstorm, we were forced to cancel our January meeting!

 

The 2016 Annual Banquet will feature fly fishing legend Joe Humphreys.

 

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Joe Humphreys is a nationally known fly fisherman, conservationist, author, and educator.

He has been a fishing instructor to both common folks and VIPs for over forty years. His pupils have included former President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Richard Cheney, and basketball-coaching legend Bobby Knight. Joe also directed Penn State University’s angling program for nineteen years.

He has authored two highly acclaimed books, Joe Humphreys Trout Tactics and On the Trout Stream with Joe Humphreys, and many articles in regional and national periodicals.

 

Here is a new video that features Joe.

More info to come….

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November 19th FFV Dinner meeting

Our November 19th FFV dinner meeting will feature Beau Beasley

 

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Beau Beasley is the Mid-Atlantic states field editor for Eastern Fly Fishing, a contributing editor for Fly Fish America, and an editor at large for Southern Trout. His work has also  appeared in Fly Fishaerman, American Angler, Fly Tyer, Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, Virginia Wildlife, Flyfisher, Virginia Living, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Virginia Sportsman,  and Fly Rod & Reel. Some of his articles on menhaden as well as his work on public access and use issues have also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, and Roanoke Times. 

 

In 2005 the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association  honored Beasley with the Talbot Denmead Memorial Award for Best Environmental Writing (sponsored by Bass Pro Shops) for his work on the Chesapeake Bay. His first book, Fly Fishing Virginia: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters, won the M-DOWA Book Award as well as the prestigious Excellence-in-Craft Award in 2009. Fly Fishing Virginia is currently in its second printing and is one of L.L. Bean’s bestselling fishing books nationwide.

 

In 2011 the M-DOWA honored him again by awarding him the Talbot Denmead Memorial Award for the Best Article on Conservation and/or the Environment for “Where Have All The Menhaden Gone?” The Fly Fish America cover story chronicled the challenges of managing this very important baitfish. This honor was particularly gratifying since one magazine after another had refused to publish the article for fear of angering one or another stakeholder. In the end, however, both the conservation community and the commercial fishing industry lauded the piece as in-depth and even-handed.

 

His last book, Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters, is similar in layout to the Virginia book but includes 45 fresh and salt waters across seven Mid-Atlantic states. Though most of the photographs are his own, collected from fishing each and every piece of water covered in the book, he was delighted to be able to include photography from pros like Jack Hanrahan, Mark Sargent, and Jim Graham. Alan Folger contributed the vivid, original wildlife art that brings the book to life.

 

Beau is a retired career fire fighter with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue Department, where he served for 30 years. His last assignment was as captain and lead medic of Engine Company 427 in West Springfield.

 

He is currently working on a new book chronicling the work of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a projected publication date is late 2016.

 

Beau also serves as the director for the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival which will be held just outside of Richmond this coming April.

 

 

Beau will also have copies of his books available for purchase at the dinner meeting for $30 each…

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FFV member Robert Thomas will hold a free afternoon session…

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Here is the Singing Reel for November, 2015.

 

 

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