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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: December 16, 2021

50th Anniversary/Holiday Banquet 
and Auction

6:00 PM. at the Sandy Run Country Club

Special Location


The Sandy Run Country Club
200 Valley Green Road
Oreland, Pa. 19075
PHONE (215) 233-0666

(The room will open early, between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, for all members who are bringing items for the auction.)

 
Very Important:  This is a member-only event. 
Only paid members and the club's special guests may attend.

Interested people who are not current paid members are welcome to join the club and can then attend the Banquet and Auction.  If you or one of your buddies has been thinking of joining the club, this is the perfect time to do so!  Just click the Become a Member button below  and pay the membership fee. This will be a great party!
Banquet and Auction details

Banquet:  The banquet will begin at 6 PM.  The cost of the buffet dinner/party is being picked up by the club. You do not  have to " sign up" or pay any additional fee.   This is a celebration of 50 years of sharing our love of fly fishing, fly tying  and enjoying  each others company.

If you wish to partake in adult beverages, you will need to bring money for a cash bar.  Food and nonalcoholic drink and desserts are covered by the club.

Auction: The auction will start around desert in the later part of dinner.  The auction will be exceptionally exciting this year since we had to cancel last year's auction due to COVID.  This  has allowed members to save up  two years worth of exciting fly-fishing equipment.  Expect to see some truly exceptional rods and other fishing  equipment this year.  As is tradition, Sam will be our auctioneer and add his insights and pity comments to all items.

Items for the auction . Items should be bought to the room  prior to the start of diner.  The room will be opening early, between 5 and 5:30.  Try to bring auction items by 5:30  so that members have an opportunity to peruse them.  Tables will be set up in the room for the auction items.

Donations vs. Consignments: Items will be auctioned in two categories.  Members may choose to donate some/all items to the club.  Donated items will be auctioned off and all the proceeds will then go to the club.  Consignment items will be auctioned on consignment with most of the proceeds going to the club member . The club takes a 10% service charge and the club member receives the remaining balance of the sale.
         There  will be table designated for the placement of your items for auction.  Arrive early so the items can be placed in the proper location and for club members to have time to review them.  Make sure that your items are clearly marked as either a donation to the club or to be auctioned on consignment.  If you have  a reserve minimum price, be sure to mark  that on the item as well.

Payment.  Cash or Check.  BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CASH AND/OR YOUR CHECK TO  PAY FOR ANY ITEMS YOU CHOOSE TO BUY!!   Checks are strongly preferred!!  Checks make purchases much easier for us  to handle. 
 

Fly Tying Classes

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

We provide fly tying classes for beginners and experts alike.
The dates and times for the winter  2022 tying and tactics classes have now been finalized.  A special MLFT notice  will come out later this week listing all the tying and tactics courses and their locations.
Greater Plymouth Community Center Classes

Fly Fishing - Beginner, Intermediate  and Advanced-
Instructor Sam Vigorita 

Souderton Area Community Education

Intermediate  and advanced Fly Tying
Instructor Sam Vigorita

Fly Fishing Calendar of Events

Here is what is happening this season. 

Upcoming Spring 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.    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
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         :: 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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