Are you considering joining the Capital District Fly Fishers? In addition to our monthly meetings the club is also invested in several community activities to promote our great sport. Listed below are some of the things that the club is involved with.
The CDFF has been involved with this program for a number of years. This program bonds the sport of fishing with a disabled veteran. Our members volunteer their time to spend an afternoon taking a disabled veteran fishing.
The CDFF has been, and continues to, support many conservation programs. We strive towards keeping our environment safe and enjoyable. The CDFF had a handicap access ramp installed on the north side of the Mohawk River in Saratoga County off of route 9 under the Crescent Bridge. We are working towards installing fishing line receptacles at many favorite fishing locations. Some of our programs include stream side clean up, stream restoration, and fish stocking.
The CDFF has recently partnered with the Audubon Society to sponsor a Fly Fishing Day for local youth. This was a unique opportunity as the club was able to expose interested youth to the sportof fly fishing. We provided fly tying demonstrations and tying lesson so the children could learn the fine art of fly tying. We had professional casting instructors that were able to provide lessons on fly casting as well as demonstrations covering all the different aspects of fly casting, fly line etc. And lastly, the children were able to apply what they had just learned at a nearby pond. Our goal was to have them catch a fish on a fly that they just tied – that is what fly fishing is all about!
The CDFF provides fly tying classes during the winter time to interested participants. Members of our classes are taught all of the major fly tying techniques and work with a wide variety of materials. Our goal of the classes is to have each participant competent enough to tie fly’s that will catch a wide variety of fish. In addition to our classes the club also provides fly tying demonstrations at local fairs (e.g. Saratoga County Fair) and businesses (e.g. LL Bean).