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FFV March 16th, 2023 Dinner Meeting

Posted by on February 23, 2023

Captain John Mauser is a fly fishing and light tackle guide out of Swansboro,North Carolina. He has been fishing the waters of North Carolina for thirty-five years. John spent his youth on the Chowan River in the North East part of the state hunting for bluegill and bass. The Chowan river was also thelocation where he first cast a fly rod…throwing little popping bugs at lilypads in search of bass. As a teenager, he became more familiar with thegreat saltwaterfishing available along the coast.

John graduated from UNC Wilmington with a Marine Biology Degree and soon started working for the North Carolina Aquariums. For the past 15 years, Mauser has called Swansboro his home and has spent a great deal of his time learning the local waters. He and his wife have two sons, a ten-year old and a four-year old, who always keep life interesting.

John helped establish the local “Crystal Coast” Project Healing Water’s Program, which rehabilitates disabled military veterans through fly tying and fly fishing activities. Six-years later, John is still an active volunteer with the program, assisting with casting instruction, fly tying and fishing trips for the veterans.

In 2014, John helped re-form the Cape Lookout Albacore Festival, and served as a board member for the first five years. The Cape Lookout Albacore Festival is a 3-day event, held each October around the height of the fall False Albacore run. The Festival consists of a private fishing event for disabled veterans, a public fishing tournament, auctions, dinners and captains parties. All of the funds from each C.L.A.F. is donated to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing at the State and National Levels.

In 2017, John launched Mauser Fly Fishing. A local manufacturer of USA made fly rods. John’s love for guiding anglers and giving casting instruction, led to the formation of this brand. John will tell you, that this company is the most challenging thing he’s ever attempted, and he loves every second of it.

Mauser Fly Fishing

Here is the March FFV Singing Reel Newsletter: