Notes from the President – November 2019

Post date: Nov 12, 2019 10:17:42 PM

Just a few notes to keep you all involved with what’s going on:

The board decided to make the November meeting a Pizza night so come out and have a few slices and catch up and swap some fishing stories before the meeting

November starts the Fly show season, the first one up is the International Fly Tying Symposium which will be on November 23 & 24 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road Parsippany NJ. Admission is $15 for Saturday and $12 for Sunday, the hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00PM

The Edison Fly Fishing Show is scheduled for January 24th – 26th; we will need help covering our booth for the show. Anyone interested can sign up at any of the next 3 meetings. With that, we also need flies for the Fly Box raffle. Last year there were over 700 flies in the box and I think we sold around 800 tickets! Any and all types of flies are needed, currently we have a grand total of 6 flies some bring some to the next couple of meeting and help fill the box!

Attention Fly Tiers – in February we begin our annual Fly Tying classes which run for 7 weeks. Any tier that wants to lend their expertise and help with the class is welcome. We revised the classes last year and have new step by step instructions with pictures to aid in the instruction. If you teach a class for the night you’ll get double points towards the shirt program. Anyone interested in teaching let me know and I can send you the write ups on the flies we teach so you can pick a week. They range from a Woolly Bugger to a Rusty spinner with the standard type flies in between. There is also an advanced class running at the same time if anyone wants to brush up or improve their techniques on more complex flies.

Lastly we have our December Meeting/ Christmas party coming up. Bring a covered dish and a fly fishing related wrapped gift with an approximate value of $25 to the meeting! The business meeting will be short and gifts will be plentiful!

Next meeting is November 20th; 7:30 start at the VFW. Our scheduled guest speaker cancelled already and as a fill in we’ll get a trip summary from the guys who went north to the Salmon River last weekend.

All for now


3 Month Look Ahead


    1. Board Meeting 11/6, 730 at VFW

    2. Fly Tying Round table 11/12 (Tuesdays now)7:30 at VFW

    3. Salmon River Steelhead trip 11/8 – 11/10

    4. General Meeting 11/20, 730 at VFW – PIZZA NIGHT

      1. Guest Speaker-

    5. Fly Tying Symposium – 11/23 & 24


    1. Board Meeting 12/4 7:30 at VFW

    2. Fly Tying Round table 12/10, 730 at VFW

    3. Christmas Party/meeting 12/18, 730 at VFW

January 2020:

    1. Board Meeting – 1/8/20 7:30 PM at VFW

    2. Banquet Committee meeting 1/8/20 6:30 at VFW

    3. Fly Tying Roundtable 1/14 7:30 at VFW

    4. General Meeting 1/22 7:30 PM at VFW

      1. Guest Speaker - Tim Flagler

    5. Somerset Fly Show 1/24 -1/26

    6. State Council meeting – Rutgers University Date – TBD

February Look ahead

    1. Fly Tying Classes start

    2. General meeting – we are attempting to have another swap meet before and after the meeting.