FFV thanks Ashland Bass Pro Shops

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Scott Cunningham and Phil Johnson presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Greg Bulkley, the general manager at the Ashland Bass Pro Shops location.

 

Bass Pro has been a long time supporter to the FFV’s annual fund raising efforts.

 

They have also supported the Colonial Heights Middle School fly fishing club by providing rods set ups, fly tying benches and tools.

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FFV Thanks Green Top Sporting goods

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FFV members Scott Cunningham and Phil Johnson present Green Top Sporting goods a certificate of appreciation for all they do for our club.

 

 

Green Top has been very generous over the years in supporting our Annual Banquet raffle and the Colonial Heights Middle School fly fishing club.

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FFV March 16th Dinner

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Join us on Thursday, March 16th for some great presentations by William Heresniak of Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing.

 

 

 

William will talk to us about fishing his home guiding waters of Maryland and Northern Virginia.

 

 

William will also tie some flies for us in the afternoon.

 

 

More Info to come…

 

 

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FFV 2017 Annual Banquet – Saturday, January 21st

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The 2017 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.

 

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Here is a recent video that features Joe.

 

NOTE: The time for the afternoon casting session with Joe has been switched to 4PM until 5 PM.

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Here is the January, 2017 Singing reel.

 

 

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November 17th FFV Dinner Meeting

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Our speaker at the November 17th FFV Dinner Meeting will be Tommy Lawhorne of the South River Fly Shop in Waynesboro, VA.

 

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Tommy Lawhorne grew up in nearby Nelson County and moved to Waynesboro in 1992. He grew up fishing Stony Creek, Tye River, Rockfish River, and the Moormans River. He began guiding and teaching fly fishing and fly tying in 1990 while working at Stoney Creek Tackle Company at Wintergreen and then later for Hassett’s Outdoors in Waynesboro. Tommy has spent over 20 years learning the trout and smallmouth bass waters of Virginia and loves to share that knowledge with other fly fishers.

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Tommy will have an afternoon program on the fishing opportunities in and around Waynesboro.

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For the evening presentation he will be updating us on all the new happenings on the South River. There is lots of new and exciting things to learn about.

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More info to come…

 

 

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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 world-class angler and artist 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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Afternoon presentations from 3 until 6 PM!

 

Jeff will also be giving three afternoons sessions from 3 until 6. The topics of the afternoon presentations are ‘Improve your Fishing Photography’, ‘Casting in the wind’ (outside demo),  and ‘Fly Fishing Warmwater’. Be sure not to miss these presentations; you can come at any time if you can’t get there at three.

 

 

 

Jeff will have copies of his books, DVD’s and some of his coffee mugs for sale too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the  September, 2016 Singing Reel newsletter.

 

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