May 20th Zoom Meeting – Henry Cowen

Our May 20th online Zoom meeting speaker will be Henry Cowen.

A Zoom link and more info will be sent out soon…

Henry has been pursuing striped bass on both fly and light tackle for over 30 years in both Saltwater and Freshwater. His reputation and knowledge precedes him as being a leader in the fly fishing and fly tying industry.
Henry currently guides on both Lake Sidney Lanier (north of Atlanta, GA) and Lake Allatoona (northwest of Atlanta, GA) for stripers and trophy spotted bass. He is an accomplished fly tier and outdoor writer as well. As an Umpqua Feather Merchants fly designer his flies are available at many fly shops around the United States as well as in the Orvis and LL Bean catalogue.
His flies, as well as the articles on how to tie them continue to appear in magazines such as American Angler, Eastern Fly Fishing, Fly Tyer, Flyfishing America, Angler Magazine and Fly Fisherman. Henry’s name now also appears on the masthead of both American Angler and Angler Magazine as a contributing editor/writer.
Henry obtained his FFF certified casting instructor certificate back in the mid-nineties. He is well known for his many seminars on salt water fly fishing as well as fresh water fly fishing for striped bass, Kentucky spotted bass and carp.
He has appeared, as a guest, on a number of nationally televised outdoor shows (The Ford Outfitters, The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing, The Orvis Sporting Life, Growing Up Outdoors, The Reel Guys, One More Cast w/Shaw Grigsby and Oneill Outside) as well as some regional outdoor television shows (Georgia Outdoors etc). Henry continues to appear weekly on the Oneill Outside radio show. He is also the fishing personality on the video “Flyfishing for Landlocked stripers” which is available at many fly shops around the country.
Henry was recently named to be on the Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures esteemed “field advisory staff”.
Henry is currently on pro staff with Towee Boats and is a Guide Ambassador w/Simms Fishing. He is on the guide programs with Sage, Tibor, Rio Products, TFO, Orvis, YETI, Smith Optics, Ranger Boats, Honda Marine and on the VIP program with Johnson Outdoors (Humminbird electronics & Minnkota trolling motors).

Here is the May 2021 Singing Reel newsletter…

Purchase your dragon tail sliders below. All proceeds go to help fund FFV Conservation donations.
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Captain Matt Miles – April 1st, 2021

The FFV will be holding a special online Zoom meeting on April 1st.

This meeting will feature Captain Matt Miles.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via e-mail.

About Capt. Matt Miles

Matt grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and started fly fishing in 1993. In 1996, after graduating from high school, he moved to Colorado to live out his dream of becoming a fly fishing guide. While in Colorado he met Pat Dorsey, an expert fly fishing guide for the Blue Quill Angler, author, and photographer. Matt started guiding with Pat at the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado in 1997 where he guided over 700 trips. In 2003 Matt decided to move back to Lynchburg to guide his home waters. Matt’s passion is guiding, teaching, and being on the water. He also ties his own flies and is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants.

More info to come…

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FFV March 18th Zoom Meeting

Our March 18th meeting will be held online via Zoom.

Our speaker will be FFV member Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Flyfishing.

Co-owner of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, former American Fly Fishing Trade Association Chairman, Mass TU Board member, and Fly Fisher’s of Virginia Technical Advisor. Colby and his brother Brian opened up the shop together in 2003. He started guiding and instructing in VA in 1999 and has fished almost every day since 2003. When he isn’t fishing, he’s at the vise tying flies. He started tying flies for local VA fly shops at age 13 and was featured at many fly fishing trade shows through his teen years. Although based in the Shenandoah Valley, Colby always has ‘salt’ on his mind. When he isn’t hosting a trip in the Bahamas or Belize chasing bones, permit, tarpon, and cudas, he is out with his buddies chasing stripers, big drum, cobia, or billfish off the VA coast!

Colby will be telling us about the great fishing opportunities available to us in Virginia.

A Zoom link to the online meeting will be sent out via E-Mail.

Here is the March 2021 Singing Reel newsletter…

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New FFV YouTube channel

We have added a new FFV YouTube channel with several club related videos.

It can be accessed here…

FFV YouTube Channel

If you have any club related videos that you would like to have posted please contact us and we will work with you to do so.

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FFV Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 4th – 7 PM – Shad fishing

Please join the discussion on fishing the James river for the annual Spring shad spawning run. We will cover equipment, techniques, location and flies.

There will be a fly tying demonstration too.

The Meeting’s Zoom link will be sent out via e-mail.

James River Shad flies

‘Ye Olde Fly Shack’ special offering!

(All proceeds go to the FFV Conservation funds)

Purchase custom James River Shad Flies below…

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Here is a link to the FFV YouTube channel that has a partial video capture of the Shad Meeting.

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The FFV is back! – January 28th Online meeting info…

FlyFishers, Because of all the prohibitions associated with the ongoing pandemic it has been decided that the FFV would try something different to alleviate the rampant “Cabin Fever” that we are all experiencing. An Online “Zoom” meeting has been setup for Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:30pm. If you have used Zoom before you are all set. If not just go to the Zoom website and get registered. If you experience any difficulty just let us know and one of our resident Zoom experts will walk you through the process. Our presenter for this meeting will be the internationally known flyfisherman Jeff Currier—www.JeffCurrier.comJeff has been fly fishing the world for over forty years. Jeff’s adventures to more than sixty countries on six continents and more than  400 fly caught species and counting; make him one of the foremost authorities in fly fishing. Wherever he goes, Jeff brings a sense of humor, enthusiasm, approachability and plenty of experience. Jeff has been in the fly fishing industry for over thirty years. He began behind the counter at a fly shop in Jackson, Wyoming then went on to manage the shop for twenty years. He has taught the basics of fly fishing and guided anglers all over the Yellowstone area and throughout the world in both fresh and saltwater. He is presently on the Professional Advisory Staff for  R.L Winston Rod Co.,  Bauer Reels,  Simms Fishing Products,  Scientific Anglers,  Fly Fishers International,  Costa,  Yeti,  Kate’s Real Food, and  Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. Jeff has met thousands of anglers from novice to advanced. His greatest joy is to help folks catch fish by supplying simple advice. On his site you can view and order Jeff’s books, “Currier’s Quick and Easy Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing” &  “Currier’s Quick and Easy Guide to Warmwater Fly Fishing”. You can also order the DVD’s  Evolution,  Carpland,  Connect,  Waypoints,  Soulfish 2,  Kendjam, and  Atlanticus where Jeff appeared fly fishing for the entertaining segments in Canada, Tanzania, India, Mongolia, Egypt, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Gabon. Not only does Jeff fish, but he is also a recognized artist.  Click through his fish watercolors and place an order for an original piece. It doesn’t matter if it’s a brook trout, tarpon or a carp, Jeff can bring any species to life. Get one of Jeff’s fish on a coffee mug, frosted beer mug, or shirt from his  Shop. We will be sending out reminders for this meeting and will email a link to the meeting the day of.  There will be a short business meeting right before Jeff’s presentation and he will take questions at the end. So mark the date on your calendar. 

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