THE PRESIDENT'S PAGE
Welcome to the Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers. If you're navigating through this site,
you probably have some interest in the sport. Whether you're just curious and want to try it out or already have a full fledged addiction to fly fishing, you've come to the right place.
My interest in fly fishing started as a kid following my dad and grandfather on the
streams around Union City, Pennsylvania as they trout fished during family
vacations. I got my first fly fishing outfit in high school in Texas. This led to chasing bass, crappie and the spring white bass run on local lakes near Abilene. After moving to Fredericksburg, I found the Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers and have since expanded my knowledge and skills to catch more and wider variety of fish near and far. I picked up fly tying during club meetings and show events to stock my fly boxes and help teach others the art.
At Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers, we pride ourselves on integrating fly anglers of all experience levels and preferred target fish. Contact us and we'll let you know about upcoming meetings and fishing outings. If you've never fly fished before, we'll set you up with a member that can show you the ropes and get you on the water and catching fish in no time.
We currently hold Club meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Meeting are divided in to two main parts: Fly tying from 6-7 pm and club business and presentation from 7-9 pm. The fly-tying sessions are informal opportunities to learn and share new flies and old favorites. Bring a vise and materials if you have them to tie flies of your own.
During the club business portion we discuss upcoming events, fishing reports,
and have a fishing related presentation. Our presentations cover a wide range
of topics from local water conditions, conservation efforts, and reports from
members on fishing trips to local and far flung destinations. These can range
from presentations on Virginia shad, bass, trout, and muskie; Salmon fishing in
NY and Canada; canoeing the boundary waters of MN; chasing Golden Dorado
in Argentina; Caribbean snook, bonefish, tarpon, and permit; Rocky Mountain
trout; or fishing in Alaska and Hawaii. Some of our meetings cover "how to"
topics on everything from tying leaders to 2-handed Switch and Spey techniques or even Tenkara.
Our Spring fishing on the Rappahannock starts off with Hickory Shad beginning mid to late March. The shad are followed by Striped Bass mid-April through May. We then turn our focus to float and wade trips on the Rapidan and Rappahannock for Small Mouth Bass and other warm water species during the summer. Fall colder weather brings the return to trout fishing.
I encourage you to join Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers and our parent club Fly Fishers International (FFI). As a charter club, FFFF has the backing of FFI for casting certification, fly tying education, and conservation efforts.
I look forward to seeing you at a local club meeting and sharing fishing stories. Over the years I have made new friends and been able to experience some great fishing with the folks at Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers. Hope to meet you soon.