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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: March 17th.   2022

We are LIVE at a NEW TIME 6:30 PM

Back in the Greater Plymouth Community Center
COVID has changed our starting time

The time has finally come.  YAAAA!!    At least for now, we are back live at the Greater Plymouth Community Center.  We are all looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and seeing an actual LIVE Speaker. 

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.

March's Speaker - Tim Flagler

Night time Fly fishing.


       We are extremely pleased to announce the return of the great Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions!You know Tim from his many online tying videos.  Some of the best in the industry! Tim will be providing us a presentation on fishing after dark. At certain times of the year, fishing after the sun goes down can be spectacular and the chances of hooking into a monster are better than any other part of the day. Fishing in the dark does take some getting used to, but with a few tricks, some basic equipment, and minor modifications to technique, it can be an absolute blast. The presentation will include a wealth of video shot recently and over the last couple of years and yes, it includes plenty of big fish.

Zoom Meeting Alternative

Fall meetings will also be available on the Zoom.

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 and Tactics Classes

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

All of our  Winter tying and tactics classes are now completed for the season.   However , don't miss our, on stream, learn-to -fish day coming up on April 9th.  Learn-to-fish day is an on-stream, not to be missed experience!
Upcoming MLFT Events for April!
Opening Day on the Broadhead Creek. 
Saturday,    April 2nd

Meet at Stokes Bridge area before the 8 am start of the season.   Broadhead is an excellent freestone stream that is heavily stocked and has some very large wild browns.  We fish the morning and join up for lunch at the park just below the intersection Rt. 191 and Rt. 447. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs, etc. for lunch on opening day!
Learn to Fish Day at Resica Falls 
April 9th, 2022

Learn-to-fish day has a  full day of instruction from the basics to advanced. We also provide lunch for clients and club members.   The class starts with basics and then covers techniques for dries, wet flies and nymph fishing.  In addition, the club provides casting demonstrations and individualized casting instruction for members and participants.  The casting lessons have become one of the  most valuable parts of the class for new fly fisherman.  Instructors can correct casting errors and discuss with you any problems in your  tackle that will interfere with success.

Club Spring Calendar of Events

Here is what is happening this season. 

Upcoming Fishing Outings

  • Opening day on the Broadhead creek   Saturady April 2nd,
  • Learn-to-fish day at Resica Falls Boy scout Reservation  April 9th
  • "Stick Day" on the Broadhead-  April 16th.
  • Penns Creek - Poe Paddy Camping Trip - Friday May 13-15, 2022
  • Annual Upper Delaware camping Trip   June 3, 4, 5th. 
Doylestown Borough Fishing Derbies  2022

    While not official MLFT events, many of our members are involved in the Doylestown fishing Derbies.  The derbies are held at Borough Dam in the Fanny Chapman Park.  A small lake is located in the park at Boro Hill Rd and East State st. in Doylestown, Pa.  There are two derbies.  The first is on Opening Day, April 2nd for kids under the age of 16.  The second is on April 30th for Seniors and Veterans. 

     The Derbies need some experienced fisherman to help the kids and the seniors on both of the days.  If you would like to help  and are interested in volunteering please call Gerry Higgins at 267-266-5687.


"Stick" Day on the Broadhead  Saturday April 16th.
"Sticks" are bamboo rods.  Stick day is a day the club sets aside for members to fish with their classic bamboo rods.  If you don't have a bamboo rod, you are still welcome .  Fish with graphite, glass, boron or whatever you have.  Come and enjoy the fun of the fishing with other club members.  We don't provide lunch on stick day. 

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 Speakers 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 6:30 to 8:30 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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