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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:  June16th,  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.

June Speaker - Tim Cammisa

Articulated Streamer:  Fly tying demonstration

Tim Cammisa  noted author, fly-fisherman and fly tyer.

Tim Cammisa has been addicted to fly fishing and tying for his entire life.  He is one of the new generation of tyers who have taken to social media to promote and teach the sport. Tim posts tutorials on YouTube. With over 250 videos and counting, topics including purchasing and reviewing gear, tying specific patterns, and giving back to charities like Project Healing Waters.

He has headlined events including the Fly Fishing Show, International Fly Tying Symposium, and Midwest Fly Fishing Expo. Tim speaks on a regular basis with Trout Unlimited chapters and other groups, both in-person and remotely. "Fly Tying for Everyone," Tim's first book, was published in 2021 and is written to teach a broad range of tying techniques to tiers of all levels. Tim and his wife Heather live in Harmony, PA, but you're likely to find them chasing wild trout most weekends in Central PA.  Tim’s book, Fly Tying for everyone, is available on Amazon.

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.
Upper Delaware trip a resounding success!

Another Annual Upper Delaware MLFT Camping/Fishing trip is in the books!  Weather was excellent, but perhaps even too sunny. We had a very good turnout and great success was had by many. Several trophy size trout were even caught. A new tradition was added to the annual Saturday night party; smoked BBQ.   The slow roasted ribs and chicken. salads, and libations were the best. We had a number of new members join us as well. Happy to welcome them into the MLFT fold!
 
A single trip to the Upper Delaware is enough to show us of how fortunate we are to have a world class river system within easy striking distance of us. Once you go up there you know you need to keep going back!
MLFT  Election results.

The results of the MLFT board election are in.  We now have a  new president and vice president and two returning  officers for treasurer and secretary.  They will serve for a two year term starting this September, 2022.
 
President                 Mike Pellegrino
Vice President         Rich Mooney
Treasurer                 Charlie Hammes
Secretary                 Don Bowers

Once again the club needs to thank Todd Lustine for the amazing job he has done the past three years.  The past three years have not been ordinary times for the club.  Todd, with Mike's help, had to deal with COVID  closures and moving the club on-line.  Despite that problem, Todd and Mike were able to expand the size of the club, keep us solvent, move us on to facebook and hold an amazing 50th anniversary diner. Thank you Todd and Mike.

Charlie Hammes also deserves special credit  for his work the past three years.  Charlie is an excellent treasurer and also a great help with technology.  Our club's mailing lists were being  hacked and, as the club grew, it was becoming harder to do newsletters and notifications.  Charlie moved us to mail chimp and greatly improved our security on-line.  Charlie deserves credit for moving our level of use of technology into the twenty first century.

 

 

Fly Fishing Calendar of Events

Here is what is happening this season. 

Fish hard  my friends and tight lines!     Enjoy the summer and see you in September.

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.”

 
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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