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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: Thursday
November 18, 2021

We are LIVE at a NEW TIME 6:30 PM

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

   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.

November's Speaker - Son Toa

Master fly tier: Presentation and Demonstration

Son Toa
 
Son Tao is an active duty Army First Sergeant based out of Colorado, award winning fly tier and accomplished angler. He’s been tying for 5 years and on the pro team/ambassador for prestigious organizations like Whiting Farm, Semperfli, Fishpond, Abel Reels, Simms Fishing, Ahrex Hooks, Douglas Fly Fishing and Solarez USA.

Son won the 5th annual Project Healing Waters International Fly Tying Competition in 2017; one year after he started his tying journey and has since become one of the most well known fly fishing figures on social media due to his meticulous attention to detail, photography skills and tendency to catch big fish.

Son enjoys tying a variety of patterns but has a special fondness for classic dry flies. He’s very active with numerous veteran organizations and can be fond on Instagram @son_tao and Facebook at “The Tao of Flies.”
 

 

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!

We provide fly tying classes for beginners and experts alike.
 
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

Up coming events  this fall and winter.

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 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
“Good times with good people in beautiful places!
The fishing is a bonus.”

 
Become a Member Now

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         :: president@mainlineflytyers.net
VP:  Mike Pellegrino                 :: vp@mainlineflytyers.net
Treasurer:  Charlie Hammes  :: treasurer@mainlineflytyers.net
Secretary:   Don Bowers           :: secretary@mainlineflytyers.net
Newsletter: Don Bowers          :: newsletter@mainlineflytyers.net

Zoom Czar: Mike Pellegrino   :: zoomczar@mainlineflytyers.net

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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