Al Alborn spends his time chasing native Brook Trout in the Backcountry of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. He looks for spots few others frequent. Al specializes in small stream Tenkara (Fixed Line Japanese style) fly-fishing.
Dusty Wissmath, a long-time guide and friend of the chapter, returns on Thursday to talk about fishing the Greater Yellowstone Eco-System. I expect you'll want him to also tell you about his role managing the TCO fly shop in Boiling Spring, PA.
Attached is the April Newsletter. Lots going on: We have Mark Frondorf, the new Shenandoah Riverkeeper speaking, several kids fishing events that we need volunteers for, the laminglass raffle and a demo on tying the Mr. Rapidan
Hope to see you Thursday!
As the official Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Mark Frondorf, this month’s speaker, is one of several dedicated pros in the Potomac Riverkeeper Network whose goal is to be the eyes and ears of the water, protecting the public's right to clean water in their rivers and streams.
Attached is the February Troutline, featuring Double Spur Outfitters and In Flies We Fish, which present some brand new opportunities to practice our craft and meet others who share the passion. Also, there is a new location for the Virginia Flyfishing Festival, and information about supporting our veterans.
Merit Badge Team,
Bill Errico will be there at 6:45 on Thurs. to chair a planning session for the next class, for which he has a new troop.
Our February 4 speakers will be Levi and Greg who will describe a relatively new fishing opportunity within a short distance of our area. Ten of our chapter leaders have fished it already, and give it high marks both for quality of fishing and reasonableness of cost.
In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Blue Winged Olive (BWO) at the January meeting. Tying techniques to be learned: Using hackle fibers for tail, dubbing, hen tips and/or mallard wing sections for wings, hackle and whip finish.