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, Educational programs and some Outings - 3rd Thursday
Our meetings and programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Fly Shop.
Come out and join us and let us know how you think it works.

March 17 - Brian Shumaker - a guide on the Susquehanna River
Brian will be talking about guiding and fishing on the Susquehanna. It promises to be a great night. This guy is an expert on fishing this great nearby fishery so come out and hear him and support the club. (see http://www.susqriverguides.com/ )
Bob Abraham Casting Club - MOST Saturday Mornings
Please tap here for Casting Club Schedule

March 26 - Beaver Creek Fly Shop is having an all-day open house.
Vendor representatives will be there, describing their equipment, both new and old. The AFA will be handing out flyers for the Rendezvous as well as applications to join the club. Come out and support the club and learn something new.
April 2, 2016- Annual Banquet
The Banquet will be held in Hagerstown on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, located across Halfway Boulevard from the Valley Mall.

We will be using the "PenMar" Room located on the lower level. Access to the lower level is on the right of the Hotel, through the double doors below the Fireside Restaurant and Lounge.

Social hour will begin at 5 pm with a cash bar and assorted cheese trays with fruit. Dinner buffet will be served at 6 pm and consist of a house salad with assorted dressings, Pepper Steak with Burgundy Demi-glaze over egg noodles, Chicken Marsala, Rosemary roasted red potatoes, California blend, Cole slaw, and warm rolls and butter. Dessert will be sherbet. Total cost for the banquet including tax and gratuity will be $32 per person.

Bring one, get one table
Each person should bring one moderately priced gift ($10), and receive one ticket good for one gift from the table. Remember to consider the ladies when selecting your gift.

Antietam Fly Rod
The Antietam fly rod, custom built by Don Fine, will be raffled off at the banquet. The rod is a two-piece, 5' 6" 3/4 weight with a Pflueger Supreme Model 1834 reel and line, all in a wooden carrying case. The lucky winner will be able to keep and use the rod for a year and then return it to be raffled at the next banquet.

Silent Auction

Please RSVP to Ned Strange (301) 733-2880 or (301) 491-7014 by March 28 to allow for arrangements to be made with the hotel.

April 9-10 - Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival
Now in Richmond, VA. IFFF headquarters will be supporting this festival in a big way with some support from the Chesapeake Council. If you would like to help out, contact Ken or Diane Tidy at kptidy@comcast.net. See http://vaflyfishingfestival.org/
March 26 - Beaver Creek Fly Shop is having an all-day open house.
Vendor representatives will be there, describing their equipment, both new and old. The AFA will be handing out flyers for the Rendezvous as well as applications to join the club. Come out and support the club and learn something new.
2016 Outdoor and Fishing show schedules
Please tap here for 2016 Show Schedules


Check out the Casting Club Pictures

Maryland DNR Fisheries.

Club Officers and Directors


James Harris – President
John Brognard – Vice President
Bill Ruland – Secretary
Walt Lachenmay – Treasurer
John "Quincy" Adams – Director
vacany – Director
Michael Saylor – Director
Delbert Martin – Director
Don Fine – Director
Bill Ruland – Newsletter Editor
John Demars – Fly tying coordinator
Delbert Martin – Programs
John Brognard – Web Site

AFA"s Fly Of The Month

Senyo's Wiggle Nymph

Please click here for Tying Instructions

sample
Senyo's Wiggle Nymph

Demonstrated by
Art Overcash

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