F3: FLY FISHING FELLOWSHIP
2018 Upcoming Events:
Saturday, January 27: F3’s Annual Catch & Eat BBQ at Casa Truitt. Yes, Craig is once again opening his home to F3 for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fly fishing talk. And take note - because there will be no NFL football to watch, this being the weekend between the 1/21 AFC/NFC championships and the 2/4 Super Bowl, you will never find a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The festivities start at 1:00, and we ask that you RSVP to Craig by Wednesday, January 24 so that he - or in the interests of truth-in-advertising, his wife Annhorner - will know how much food to prepare. You can direct your RSVP to Craig.
Saturday, March 24: The Third Annual Fly Fishing 101/201 at Duck Down Inn- Near Short Pump! This will be an excellent opportunity to get your fly fishing gear out of the closet, dust off the cob webs, and drive the short distance to Duck Down Inn to practice your casting ... and tie into some of the rainbows that the owner has stocked in her lake! The lake has all of the other southern fish as well. The price for a day of fishing, which includes access to the pool house, is a mere $50! You do not need waders, as we will fish from the shore. You only need your fly rod and reel, and we will have loaner equipment for any newbies.
For those new to the sport - please come! We'll have fully rigged fly rods available for you to use, and it's hard to imagine a better opportunity to learn the basics of casting. For those of you in that great gray zone between novice and expert - please come! There is nothing in the area even comparable to the Duck Down property!
This is an "open house" event, and the hours will be from 10:00 - 4:00. There is a lovely pool house on the property where you can eat the lunch you bring. The agenda will be as follows. You can, of course, fish on your own throughout the day.
I. 11:00 - 11:30 Fly casting demo
II. 11:30 - 12:00 Individual coaching sessions
III. 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch - this is "bring your own"
IV. 12:30 - 1:00 Knot tying demo
V. 1:00 - 1:30 Fly casting demo
VI. 1:30 - 2:00 Individual coaching sessions
Please RSVP to David Skove at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming and whether you need any equipment. You will pay the $50 at Duck Down Inn the day of the event.
Saturday, April 21: Escatawba Farms. Dunlap Creek, which flows through Escatawba Farm, is a tremendous and spectacularly beautiful venue for a day of fishing for browns, rainbows, and brookies. Those of you have fished it in the past know what a special place it is, and those who have never fished it are in for a real treat. This will be a bring-your-own lunch trip, and we plan to eat together at the stream side gazebo and fire pit. Should be a killer day that you absolutely do not want to miss. The rod fee is $125. We will limit the number of attendees to 12 fly fishers, so let me know ASAP at email@example.com if you want to come. You will pay the rod fee at Escatawba on the day of the trip.
Saturday, September 29: Escatawba Farms, Encore. Some of you had one of the better fishing days in recent memory when we fished Escatawba last fall, so we decided to try that time of year again. This is "opening" day for the fall fishing season at Escatawba, and by that date the fish will not have seen a fly or a fly fisherman for four months. Wrap you brain around that - not a fly for four long months. Incredibly well managed section of Dunlap Creek amidst spectacular scenery. Forget UVa or Va Tech football games - this should be an epic day on the water! The rod fee is $125. We will limit the number of attendees to 12 fly fishers, so let me know ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come. You will pay the rod fee at Escatawba on the day of the trip.
F3 Activities - What We Do:
1. Organized gatherings.
2. Quarterly fly fishing trips/outings.
3. Casting lessons – workshops taught by the fellows.
4. Fly tying lessons and fly selection.
What is F3?
F3 stands for Fly Fishing Fellowship. We created this Christ-centered group to: experience and share God’s love while in His creation, form life-changing relationships through Christian fellowship, build esprit de corps through gatherings, fishing trips and special events, and proactively reach out to engage others.