Main Line Fly-Tyers Monthly

The Official Newsletter of
The Main Line Fly-Tyers

Philadelphia's Oldest Fly Tying Club
Established 1971
Celebrating 50 Years and Counting

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 21,  2021

We are LIVE at a NEW TIME 6:30 PM

Back in the Greater Plymouth Community Center
COVID has changed our starting time.   Please note the change.

One More Thing -- At least until the GPCC extends its hours, we must start at 6:30 PM to run our full program.  Please be on time so we can take care of dues collections before the meeting gets rolling.

October's Speaker - Sam Vigorita

Fishing the Upper Delaware System

Sam with a very impressive Upper  Delaware brown trout.
Anyone who has been a member of the  club for a while knows two things about Sam Vigorita.  One, he catches a lot of trout and, two, he loves to fish the Upper Delaware.
Sam Vigorita is a long-time member of the Main line fly-tyers and is an extremely dedicated fly fisherman.  From May to the end of August he takes every opportunity he can to go up and fish  the Upper Delaware. Based on his experience  Sam has development unique fly patterns  and strategies for fishing the Upper D system. 

The Upper Delaware is a wonderful and unique ecological system that presents very difficult challenges and it takes years to learn to fish well.  These streams are large, they have very diverse insect life and it is difficult to read their water. Even experienced fly fisherman can struggle to catch fish.  Whenever you go there, the fisherman is challenged with  problems of where to fish, what flies to use and which techniques will  work.

Sam will share his experience and knowledge  of the Upper Delaware  this  Thursday.  He plans to discuss topics such as fishing techniques for the Upper Delaware, reading the water and the major fly patterns he uses.  Take advantage of  the knowledge of a master and  attend Thursday's meeting.

Zoom Meeting Alternative

Paid Members Only  can also view the  October meeting on Zoom.

Fall meetings will also be sent on the Zoom platform.

Paid members will receive an email invitation several days before the Zoom meeting.  Mike Pellegrino, our Vice President and Zoom Czar, will provide you with the zoom link  and instructions to sign on.   Members who paid dues this year will be sent the link and instructions.  If you have not yet paid your 2021 / 2022 dues be sure to join.  Our monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of the month and are now starting at 6;30 PM Eastern Time from September through June.


Fly Tying Classes

Beginner to Expert - We have the fly tying class for you!

We provide fly tying classes for beginners and experts alike.
MLFT Early Fall Outings.

This fall we have already had three outings:  Lehigh,  Broadhead ,  Lake day.

Lehigh:  This has been a very unusual year.  Usually, the Fall has the lowest flow levels for streams in Pa.   This year we were hit with two hurricanes and one "remains of a Tropical storm" .  Streams have been running very high.  The Lehigh was running as high as 8000 cfs. in late September.   Way too high to wade.  Club members on that trip left the Lehigh and tried the Pohopoco and the Broadhead.  They were also very high.

Broadhead:   This stream is stocked in early October for a fall stocking.  It is now running with  a good flow and has cool water this year.  Club  members did very well on the October 9th  outing.

Lake Day.  Lake day is this weekend and reports are not  yet in.
Plans for Winter Fly tying and Tactics classes


The Souderton fly tying classes are going well and it is a good time to start planning for the winter tying and tactics classes.  Sam is currently working on the winter schedule, but here is the tentative plan.

At Souderton middle school,  the club is planning to run a tactics class on Monday and an intermediate/advanced class on Tuesday evenings.  At the Plymouth Recreation Center, we will go back to Thursday evening classes.  On Thursday we will run both a beginner and an advanced tying class.    

These plans are still tentative and registration is not yet open.

Fly Fishing Calendar of Events

Here is what is happening this season. 

Upcoming Fishing Outings

MLFT Demonstration Days

New MLFT Signature Gear!

Brand New Members Only Gear is Available - Show off Our Club Spirit

 More items are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes and shipped directly to your home.

Please note, current member of the Pennsylvania non-profit Main Line Fly-Tyers organization are entitled to purchase our shirts, mugs, etc.  Any proceeds are directed solely to the operations of our club.   

Purchases can be made from the Members Only portion of the website.

We now accept Apple and Google Pay

Easier, more secure, and fewer germs shared.

Also, we now accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, Chip Cards and Contact-less Tap to Pay.  More security for you and fewer germs shared.  So, if that is your preference, we have you covered.  As always, we still accept most major credit cards.
We encourage you to use your payment method of choice, but please remember, paying by check at the meeting saves the club a few dollars here and there.

If you wish, you may send your check made payable to MLFT to:
MLFT Treasurer
2331 N. Ridley Creek Rd.
Media PA 19063

To See All Speaker through June

Become a member now!

Yearly membership is September through August.  Members enjoy monthly meetings with renowned guest authors, fly tyers, and world class guides.  Learn where, when and how to fly fish.  Our meetings are generally held the third Thursday of the month from September through June.
We meet at the Greater Plymouth Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
“Good times with good people in beautiful places!
The fishing is a bonus.”

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MLFT Meeting Schedule

September through June

Our monthly meetings are generally held the third Thursday of the month from September through June.  We meet at the  Greater Plymouth Community Center from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The December meeting starts at 6:00 PM for our holiday party and fly fishing gear auction.  The January meeting is the fourth Thursday of the month.  

Meeting Cancellations

When things are out of our control ...

There may be times when the Greater Plymouth Community Center (GPCC) building must close due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.  To check the the status of the GPCC, please check the Greater Plymouth Community Center Website.  We will also do our best to send an email to the membership if events are rescheduled or canceled.

Officers and Board Members

Our current officers and board members are listed below.

MLFT Contacts

President:  Todd Lustine         ::
VP:  Mike Pellegrino                 ::
Treasurer:  Charlie Hammes  ::
Secretary:   Don Bowers           ::
Newsletter: Don Bowers          ::

Zoom Czar: Mike Pellegrino   ::

MLFT Board Members
Dave Gutsch, Dave Shillington, Ed Emery, Jim Costello,
Mike Ebner, Pete Fazio, Sam Vigorita, Steve Nack, Joe Pigeon

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