A new school year is upon us! That means a new group of people in the Fly Fishing Club. This year we have around 20 individuals that are a part of the club. Due to gear and travelling arrangements usually only 7-9 students attend per trip. Saturday, 7 students attended the trip to the Little Lehigh. They were Johnny, John, Hannah, Hannah, Eileen, Brent, and Gaeron (and of course Mr. Schaffer came!). For many it was their first time out fishing, others had some experience. Johnny (not new) caught 2, John (new) caught 3,Hannah (new) caught 0, Hannah (new) caught 0, Eileen (new) caught 0, Brent (new) caught 0, Gaeron (not new) caught 5, and Mr. Schaffer (not new) caught 2. Some of the new students that caught 0, had fish on but lost them due to various reasons. All in all it was a beautiful day, with a lot of learning and smiles!
Today we went down to the Little Lehigh again. Gaeron and Brandon both caught two fish. Johnny and Mr. Schaffer (the only others that went) did not catch anything, unfortunately. Dave, his friend and Shane came down to help us, which we are extremely grateful for. Although not everyone caught fish we all had a good time and learned a lot!
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Jan. 12th, 2013 – The club headed out to the Heritage section of the Little Lehigh in Pennsylvania. After meeting at the school at 7:30, we took off and arrived around 9:15 with 5 students and our adviser. We met up with a great group of guys from PAFlyFish.com who helped teach us casting, took each kid out individually, took pictures and video, and even cooked us lunch! It was such a fun day and as soon as we got in the van on the way home, we were already planning another trip. There weren’t very many fish caught, but everyone had a ton of fun and learned a lot. The goal was to leave a better angler and in my opinion that happened. Thanks to all who made this trip possible, and I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Today was the fifth Fly Fishing Club meeting. Today attached new leaders on to everyone’s fly line, along with picking out flies to use, going over tippet sizes, basic safety, and general fly fishing knowledge needed for fishing.
January 12th, 2013 Fly Fishing Trip – Little Lehigh.
Today was the fourth Fly Fishing Club meeting. Today we sorted and handed out donations that we received from numerous places. We also determined that our club (final number) has a total of 7 people. Today was a great chance for the kids that did not have any gear to begin with, to get some high quality gear.
Next meeting we will go through everyone’s gear, set up leaders and such, go over fly selection and basic safety in preparation for our first fly fishing trip.
Today was the third Delaware Valley Fly Fishing Club meeting! It went well, we had five club members total today. We did some fly tying. Had a couple people even come that weren’t in the club, and got them tying flies. We had a good time and learned the Pheasant Tail Nymph. Here are some pictures:
Next meeting basic knots will be reviewed. We will also be learning how to tie some different flies! The next meeting is on the Thursday we get back from break. See you there!