July 20th FFV dinner speaker

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Our July 20th FFV dinner speaker will be Henry Cowen.

Henry will tie flies and discuss saltwater striper fishing in the afternoon.

His dinner presentation will center around freshwater striper fishing.

More info to come…

 

 

Henry Cowen- Cumming, GA

 

Henry has been pursuing striped bass for nearly 40 years in both salt and fresh water. He is currently guiding in fresh water on Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Allatoona and the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta for landlocked stripers, hybrids, spotted bass and carp. Henry is an accomplished fly designer as his trademarked fly patterns are sold worldwide through Umpqua Feather Merchants. His fly patterns as well as techniques to fly fish continue to appear in magazines such as American Angler, Fly Fish America, Fly Tyer, Fly Fisherman, Angler Magazine and Eastern Fly Fishing. Currently Henry’s name appears on the masthead of both American Angler and Angler Magazine as a contributing writer/editor. Henry was named to the esteemed Yellow Dog Fly Fishing field advisory staff. Henry continues to give seminars on light tackle & fly fishing in both fresh and salt waters as well as tying demos for The Fly Fishing Show and for fly shops and clubs around the country. Henry has appeared as a guest on a number of nationally televised outdoor shows (The Ford Outfitters, The Orvis Sporting life, The Reel Guys, One More Cast w/Shaw Grigsby, O’Neill Outside, Travis Johnson Outdoors & The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing) and continues as a weekly guest on the O’Neil Outside radio show. Henry helped produce and also appears on the video “Fly Fishing for Landlocked Stripers”. Henry is on Pro Staff with Towee boats and is also a Simms Ambassador along with being on guide programs with Sage, RIO Products, TFO, Orvis, Johnson Outdoors (Minnkota/Humminbird), Smith Optics. You can visit his web site @ www.henrycowenflyfishing.com or contact him @ 678-513-1934

 

 

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FFV May 11th Dinner meeting

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NOTE: Our May dinner is the second Thursday, the eleventh,  and not our normal third Thursday!

 

Please join us on Thursday May 11th for an afternoon and evening with Kevin Morlock of the Indigo Guide service.

 

 

Kevin Morlock

Kevin will talk to us about Carp fishing in western Michigan. He guides on his home river the legendary Pere Marquette and also frequents the Muskegon River, Manistee River and White River.

 

Kevin has been a full time guide in west Michigan for over 10 years. Kevin is a skilled and knowledgeable angler who enjoys sharing the art of fishing with all his clients.  He loves guiding, often saying “what other job could I spend the day on a beautiful river, sharing my passion for fishing with great people”.  Of interest, Kevin finished the Iditarod in 2007, an 1,100 mile long dog sled race across Alaska; he is 1 of less than 650 people that have finished the race in 35 years.

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You may have heard or read about Kevin in:
>> In-Fisherman Magazine
>> In-Fisherman Television
>> Jeep Magazine
>> Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine
>> Midwest Fly Fishing Magazine
>> Detroit Free Press Newspaper
>> As Tough As They Come — Iditarod 2007 TV Documentary
>> Due North Outdoors Television
>> Woods-N-Water News Magazine
>> Fox 2 Television
>> 9 & 10 News Television
>> Big Outdoor Radio
>> WYIN-TV 56 Television

 

Memberships:
>> Board Member – Pere Marquette Watershed Council
>> Michigan’s River Guides Association
>> West Michigan Hacklers (Federation of Fly Fishers)

 

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Here is the May Singing Reel!

 

 

 

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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

 

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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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