The May Meeting will be on May 23rd. This is one week later than usual!
Here is the May, 2013 Singing Reel newsletter.
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FFV member Robert Thomas was featured on the latest Mossy Creek Fly Fishing newsletter with a 4.25 pound ‘Birthday smallmouth’!
It’s the Brotherhood of the Junglecock VA Chapter Campfire!
Why should you care?
It’s the FFV Youth Event the club supports.
How do you help?
You can come and bring a child. Now I know the
usual excuse – my children are grown—–but don’t you know a child in
your neighborhood or church that would love to have a day of fishing?
Bring them!!! You don’t have to do all the work–we have instructors
there to help.
This year we will return to Camp Brady Saunders Saturday, May 11,
2013. Our program will include fly tying, fly casting, fly fishing, spin
fishing, bait fishing, knot tying, lure identification and – last but not least
- an environmental aquatic program. After the Campfire ceremony,
there will be an excellent dinner served by Joanna Barnes and a raffle
where each child wins a prize.
When you leave at the end of the day you might be smiling as much as
the child — don’t forget that if we don’t teach children how to fish the
sport will die!
Call or email:
Orvis Sportsmen’s Night
April 25, 2013
Join us for fly fishing seminars.
Meet David Hart author of “Fly fishers Guide to Virginia”
Sample some local Virginia wine and food.
Register to win a $500 gift card!
Trout Fishing Seminar “Where to find the native Trout Fisheries”
6:30-7:30 PM: Bill Pearsall, former president and current member of Fly-Fishers of Virginia (FFV), has been trout fishing Virginian mountain streams all his life. Bill will discuss our native brook trout fisheries, the most productive techniques and flies, and where to find some of Virginia’s premier mountain streams.
Trout Fishing Seminar “Fishing the Upper and Lower Jackson River”
7:30-8:30 PM: Matt Thomas, guide at the Homestead Resort, will impart his knowledge of trout fishing the Homestead’s nearby Cascade stream, as well as the Upper and Lower Jackson River, one of Virginia’s most prized trout fisheries. Any Virginian trout angler will benefit from Matt’s vast knowledge of the Jackson River, and the most-suited flies and methods for catching prized trout.
Book Signing “David Hart author of Flyfisheres guide to Virginia”
6-9 PM: David Hart has lived and fished in Virginia for nearly 40 years, and his curious and investigative nature have afforded him a wealth of knowledge from fishing the smallest streams to the largest lakes, and everywhere in between. His book, “Flyfisher’s Guide to Virginia”, has been the single most important Virginia angling resource for years, and the author will be signing copies and sharing knowledge and stories of fly-fishing in Virginia.
Dear FFV Member,
Next month, Orvis – Short Pump will begin offering its Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes. These are free classes that are offered to beginning fly fishers and to those interested in learning more about the basics of our sport. Orvis has asked if we (FFV members) would be interested in volunteering to assist them with these classes as we have in the past.
Here is what is involved. You would be assisting an Orvis employee as they demonstrate the basics of fly fishing and casting. Classes are on the dates listed below. For the FF101 classes the hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sundays. For the 201 classes the hours are from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Assisting is rewarding, informative, and allows us to put the FFV name in front of a number of enthusiastic prospective members who are just getting into our great sport.
As a volunteer you are considered a “guide” for that day and to show their gratitude, the management of the Orvis Short Pump store is offering to give each volunteer the “guide discount” (40% off retail) on any purchase made in the store that day, even if the item has to be ordered.
This is a great chance to show our thanks to Orvis for their support of FFV throughout the year and to pick up something you need from Orvis at a discount. Remember you will be assisting an Orvis employee who will be teaching the class.
Volunteers are needed for the following dates:
FF101 Saturday, April 13 Sunday, April 14
FF101 Saturday, April 27 Sunday, April 28
FF101 Saturday, May 4 Sunday, May 5
FF201* Saturday, May 11 Sunday, May 12
FF101 Saturday, May 18 Sunday, May 19
FF101 Saturday, May 25 Sunday, May, 26
FF201* Saturday, June 1 Sunday, June 2
FF101 Saturday, June 8 Sunday, June 9
FF201* Saturday, June 15 Sunday, June 16
<! FF201 classes are conducted on the water and the hours are slightly longer.
If you can assist on any one or more of these dates, please call the Orvis at 253-9000 and let them know. See you there.
If you attended our March, 2012 Smallmouth Bass Symposium you won’t want to miss our March, 2013 Trout Fishing Seminar.
Colby and Brian Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing will be at the March FFV Dinner meeting and will have several other fishing guides with them for a discussion about trout fishing in Virginia.