Our intent for this site is for it to be a source of information about saltwater fly fishing for members and non-members alike. There are areas of this website however, that are accessible to members only, such as specific information about planned fishing trips.
Our philosophy is that membership in an organization entails certain benefits as well as responsibilities. Access to the restricted areas is one of the benefits. Active participation in club activities is one of the responsibilities.
Our May meeting will start at 6:30 on Monday May 6, 2013, at the Queens Botanical Gardens, Main Street Flushing. We will begin with casting on the lawn to try out the spring in our arms and some new lines for the season.
The program will feature Mark Sedotti, casting lessons, demonstrations, and we will watch mark cast the whole chicken. He will work with members to show how to increase your distance as well as develop proper techniques for handling large flies, and make the first cast the one on target.
Mark will also show how to tie the special flies that make the movement in the water...
The drawing for the free conclave weekend will be our featured prize.
Save the date for the Conclave June 7, 8, and 9, 2013 at the Soundview Inn.
We already have 4 people signed up.. and our guides this year will be
David Blinken, Paul Dixon, Robin Calitri, and Andrew Derr. Plus will have beginners instruction from the masters as well as a two handed switch rod program from from Andrew at tight lines tackle.
Trip ideas are welcomed and we look to your suggestions.
Dues for 2013 are now payable so either fill in the form on the side menu or do it via paypal on our website.
SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT FISHING IN 2013
New Recreational Marine Fishing Registry Year Starts January 1
The Salty Flyrodders of New York have a great season of fishing tripsplanned for this year. We've added a couple of new locations to the roster in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey as well as a couple of possible destination trips. Our plans for the 45th Annual Conclave is taking shape. We sold out last year, so be sure to get your applications in early! The program will include formal casting training for beginners or anyone wishing to extend the distance and accuracy of their cast through improved technique. A Master Certified Fly Fishing Federation casting instructor will lead the training Saturday morning and a special Spey casting clinic will be held Sunday morning. The dates for the Conclave are June 8th, 9th & 10th this year and we will continue the onshore guide experience program we launched last year since it was so well received. A round-table lunch is now included in the cost of the program where the guides will answer any and all of your questions to help improve your skills in locating and enticing fish to your fly! Look for applications at The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ where our club will have our booth January 27th, 28th and 29th. We're looking for volunteers to operate the booth for an hour or two and the first 8 to volunteer will get free admission to the show for the first day they give their time. Presentations are being made by me and Scott Paciello on fly fishing the North Fork so check us out to wet your appetite for the Conclave!!
We also have beach clean up activity in the planning for Breezy Point and Little Neck Bay this Spring and we continue to offer free fly tying lessons to members ahead of meetings and now we are even prepared to help with casting skill indoors with the investment of several Joan Wulff Fly-O rods. The bottom line is that there is great opportunity for members to become active in the club and to benefit personally as a result of it. Most importantly, the Saltys will be fishing together more frequently AND more effectively as the club takes each small step forward into the future…and it looks to be a great one, so come JOIN US!!
Jose M. Colon
The "Salty" Flyrodders of New York, the sole remaining chapter of the original Salty Flyrodders of America, was founded in 1966 by Neil Druger.
He enrolled four pioneer members: Lou Rossi, Dom DeSalvo, Erwin Zobel, and Hammond Fox. From this humble beginning, the club now boasts a membership list in excess of 200.
Monthly meetings are held at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, NY on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January, July, and September, when they take place on the second Wednesday.