Dec 5th Meeting & Holiday Party

Our December meeting/holiday party will be on December 5, 2016 and begin at 6:30 pm at the Alley Pond Environmental Center.

Join our famous Holiday Get-Together and Food Festival to celebrate our season’s end. We will also preview next year’s schedule and exciting events planned for Spring. A special fly tying evening is part of the plan.

Salty holiday get-together

The holiday drawing will also feature special prizes, including a Scott 8wt fly rod and a 3-TAND reel. Blank raffle tickets are available here.

Plan your dinner menu and coordinate with Altay Murat, amurat(at)echelon-software(dot)com to avoid excess supply of desserts.

An alternative plan for hibernation season

Take note of the Fly Tying Symposium at the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset, NJ on November 19th and 20th. Tons of materials and tyers will be there for instruction and demonstrations for handling special materials. It is an early Winter solution to the hibernation season that is almost upon us.

Renew your membership

A 2017 membership application is available as it’s that time of year again.

Tight lines!

November Meeting on Monday Nov 7, 2016 at Alley Pond

Bass are about along with the wind!

Our November meeting will be Monday November 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm at:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
22806 Northern Blvd
Douglaston, NY 11362
http://alleypond.com/

It has lots Of parking!!!

The Meeting

Our program will feature Steve Townsend with a travelogue on Las Roques, an exciting bonefish fishery. Beautiful water and fish with minimal fishing pressure to attach to your fly.

We will also discuss our upcoming Conclave, the 50th, scheduled for June 9, 10, and 11, 2017.

Your thoughts on how to make it special are welcomed.

Never enough – Harry Schoel, master fly tier from Belgium, never has enough flies or tying material with him even for a five day trip. Schoel will demonstrate at the International Fly Tying Symposium, Nov. 19-20, in the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ.

Membership application is now available. It’s that time again.

Directions

Public Transportation

Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.

Tight lines!

September Meeting on Monday Sept 14, 2016 at Alley Pond

Our September meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:30pm at a new location:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
22806 Northern Blvd
Douglaston, NY 11362
http://alleypond.com/

It has lots Of parking!!!

The Meeting

Our program will feature Capt. John McMurray, charter captain and leading conservation activist on the Mid Atlantic Fisheries Council fresh from the new ruling on forage fish.

Capt. McMurray also sits on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Advisory Panel, and is the Legislative Proxy at ASMFC for State Senator Phil Boyle. He was nominated by the Governor of New York and then appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to represent New York on the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

John is also a Tuna Champion Tuna Fishery Captain.

We will also do a review of our Fall trips and a discussion of our first one, Shinnecock Inlet, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Stay tuned for fishing dates and new locations for the Fall runs.

Some spanish mackerel are around, big blues out of Montauk, and false albacore sighted and hooked up before the storms.

Directions

Public Transportation

Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.

Tight lines!

June Meeting on Monday June 6, 2016 at Alley Pond

Our June meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:30pm at a new location:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
22806 Northern Blvd
Douglaston, NY 11362
http://alleypond.com/

It has lots Of parking!!!

The Meeting

Our program will be focused on the Conclave, such as the beaches and flies that will be successful. There are fish around the North Fork, nice bass and blues… A chance to buy raffle tickets will also be part of the meeting. We did find a casting area at the center so bring on your gear.

Come help stuff envelopes for the conclave

49th Annual Conclave

The 49th Annual Conclave will be June 10, 11, 12, 2016 at the Sound View Inn, Greenport. The two-night three-day event will feature local Long Island guides to show the way on the beaches, three FFF fly casting instructors from beginner to advanced casting and a Friday afternoon review of the local beaches including a fishing report, a catching report and an overview of the flies that should do the trick.

The Catch And Release Tournament will feature a prize for the largest striper and the raffle of all quality equipment, flies, reels, and will feature a Scott rod, a Tibor reel, and half-day guided trips.

In the works is a ladies-only casting class as well as novice instruction for kids.

Download application

A Time for Renewal

A 2016 membership application is available, as it’s that time of year again.

Directions

Public Transportation

Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.

Tight lines!