Welcome To Antietam Fly Anglers Fly Fishing Site

The Antietam Fly Anglers was organized in 1975 in Hagerstown, Maryland as an affiliated club of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and is now a Charter Club of the FFF. To be an active member of the Antietam Fly Anglers one must be a member of the FFF.

The purpose of the Antietam Fly Anglers is to promote and encourage every aspect of the sport of fly fishing and fly tying and the conservation of fishing resources in the Tri-State area. The club actively functions at both the local club level and the regional area and draws membership from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Art of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Rod Building and support for instructional programs for Youth and Adult fly fishing activities are actively supported by the Antietam Fly Anglers.

A newsletter is sent to each member prior to the monthly meeting listing the program for that month and any other activities involving the club or the Federation.

Meetings - 3rd Thursday
Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and will be announced here and in our newsletter at the Mt. Aetna Retreat Center. For directions, see this link:
http://www.mtaetnacamp.com/Directions/directions.asp

April 17 2014 Speaker is Tyler Nonn talking about Stripers and Shad
Tyler Nonn from Chesapeake Bay Charters, will be discussing fishing for Shad and Stripers in the Chesapeake and surrounding area. Capt. Tyler Nonn was born and raised here in Maryland fishing the Chesapeake Bay. After college Tyler became a full-time, traveling flyfishing and light tackle guide. Come see pictures, videos, and more after seven years on the road working in the fishing industry. Tyler presents "Four Seasons with Tidewater Charters" that outlines his adventures along with some pointers, how-tos, and where you want to be when you are out chasing one of North America's most exciting game fish.

Bob Abraham Casting Club
Fifth Annual Fly Casters' Rendezvous March 28 and 29, 2014
AFA’s Bob Abraham Casting Club will be once again sponsoring the Fly Casters’ Rendezvous. It was very successful last year. Watch for the flyer coming soon. This year there will be a youth program and an opportunity to take the Certified Casting Instructor test.

Please click here for information on the 2014 Rendezvous
Check out the Casting Club Pictures

Picnic with Project Healing Waters on Beaver Creek
Check out the PICTURES
Maryland DNR Fisheries.

A conservation message from John Brognard
BREAKING NEWS: EPA releases final Bristol Bay watershed assessment.

"Anchorage, AK – Yesterday’s release by the Environmental Protection Agency of the final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment brought praise from a vast coalition of 1,048 sporting groups and businesses opposed to mining operations in the southwest Alaska region. The groups sent a letter to the EPA today calling on the agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to finally protect this international fishing and hunting mecca and ensure it isn’t turned into a waste storage site for proposed massive mining operations."
For more information on this issue visit Sportsmans Alliance for Alaska

To read the EPA's assessment United States Environmental Protection Agency

http://www2.epa.gov/bristolbay Take Action - email your Representatives


DIRECTIONS TO MT. AETNA CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER

From the junction of Interstate 70 and MD State Highway 66 go north on HY 66 to the traffic circle, then east on Mt. Aetna Rd, up the hill, for approximately 1 mile.

The entrance to the Center is located at 21905 Mt. Aetna Road and will be on the right. Parking is available behind the Ranger Station Building. Take the path on the right of the parking lot to the Nature Center. * Please take note that the Nature Center is open to the public each Saturday from 2 PM to 5 PM.

AFA"s Fly Of The Month

Senyo's Wiggle Nymph

Please click here for Tying Instructions

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Senyo's Wiggle Nymph

Demonstrated by
Art Overcash

Club Officers and Directors


James Harris – President
Buz Buzzell – Vice President
Larry Harnish – Secretary
Buz Buzzell – Treasurer
John "Quincy" Adams – Director
Bob Stouffer – Director
Michael Saylor – Director
Delbert Martin – Director
John Brognard – Director
Don Fine – Director
Bill Ruland – Newsletter Editor
John Demars – Fly tying coordinator

WHO TO CALL -
WHEN YOU SPOT POLLUTION


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Club Activities

Beaver Creek



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