2019 Events Calendar

Join us for our Monthly Meetings / Newcomers Welcome!


December 2019

Thursday, Dec 12th, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 208 (new meeting room ongoing)

Learning Topic: What Trout Eat — Flies They Like — Fly Tying Sessions for ’20; Dan Robertson/Greg Williams/Craig Murden


November 2019

Thursday, Nov 21st, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 204/205

“Out-West” Trip Options, led by Matt Williams. Come and hear trip options we have compiled for July/August 2020. Colorado and Montana — with different accommodations, guide services to consider. 🤠🐟 (( LOCATION SELECTED! Stay Tuned. ))


October 2019

Oct …, Parish Hall and side yard, firepit

Social/Open House

September 2019

Sept 12th, Room 125

Learning Topic: Putting it all together — reading water, casting, dead drift, on-site stream simulation; Dan Robertson

August 2019

Learning Topic: Tandem nymph rigs, Dan Robertson

July 2019

Learning Topic: Shenandoah Float Trip (click for trip report)

June 2019

Monthly Meeting: Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm – 8pm. Room 125, St. John’s Episcopal; Check REALM event for Agenda PDF.

Learning topic: “Get out There and Fly Fish Concepts”

Also: summer and fall trip plans, day and weekend outings, Realm, letting group know when you are going and who wants to go; Merch on display, available for purchase/order, including new landing nets;

May 2019

Monthly Meeting: No meeting. Lots of family events.

April 2019

Monthly Meeting: Thursday, April 13, 5:30pm – 8pm. McAlpine Creek Park.

Learning topic: Putting it all together — casting, stripping, managing line, catching fish, avoiding trees.

Photo Gallery

March 2019

Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30pm – 8pm. Room 125

Learning topic: Putting it all together — leader, flies, knots, entering the stream … Presented by Jeff Pruitt.

February 2019

Monthly meeting learning topic: Fly Basics and Essential Knots, presented by Matt Williams and Greg Williams.

January 2019

Monthly meeting learning topic: Gear Basics, presented by Craig Murden.



Last year’s events:

May 2018

Mission statement completed. Ministry Description

June 2018

St. John’s Family Picnic, June 3rd. We will have an information display, fly casting demonstrations and interest sign-up. Trip Report and Photos

July 2018

Stay tuned for introductory casting session. Great preparation for August trip to South Fork of New River. Event Report with Photos

August 2018

Beginner trip, 1st weekend of August. 8/3 – 8/5. Trip is confirmed and FULL.

UPDATE: Due to rain, river is not safe for wading. Trip RESCHEDULED for 8/24 – 8/26. Confirmed and FULL.

New River between confluence of North – South Fork and VA state line. Smallmouth bass. Cabin on river. Bring camp chair + Gear. Buddy system.

Great learning environment for casting, reading the water, wading and enjoying nature.

Monthly Meeting at Church. (2nd Weds of Month) Room 201. August 8th, 6:30pm. Learning topics: Creating First Aid Kits, Hat and Patch Section, Gear List Creation for Beginning Fly Fishers.

Note: When school starts, arrive at 6, get Supper first in Parish Hall. Check SJE web site for Supper menu.

September 2018

Meeting at Church, 2nd Wednesday of the month. Room 208 or 201. September 12th, 6:30pm. Learning topic: TBD

Tentative: Small group trips planned — various weekends. Trout and smallmouth.

October 2018

Meeting at Church, 2nd Wednesday of the month. Room 208 or 201. October 10th, 6:30pm. Learning topic: TBD

Tentative: Advanced Fly Fisher trip being planned. Smoky Mountains.

November 2018

Meeting at Church, 2nd Wednesday of the month. Room 208 or 201. November 14th, 6:30pm. Learning topic: TBD

December 2018

Meeting at Church, 2nd Wednesday of the month. Room 208 or 201. December 12th, 6:30pm. Learning topic: TBD

Tentative: Fly Tying 101

Rev. Brad Smith and up-and-coming fly fisher Greg McAbee in a teaching/learning moment.
Photo Apr 20, 10 16 27 AM
Matt’s arsenal.



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