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.

The AFA newsletter is intended to provide information and news that relates to fly fishing throughout the Tri-State area of Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We also welcome news and membership from outside of this area.

Meetings at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month from Fall through Spring with no meetings held in the summer (time for fishing only).
Our meetings are held at the Beaver Creek Fly Shop.
Come out and join us and let us know how you think it works.

Bob Abraham's AFA Casting Club
The casting club meets from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on selected Saturday mornings throughout the year (weather permitting) at the Williamsport River Bottom Park in Williamsport, Md.

The purpose of this Bob Abraham's AFA Casting Club is to share casting ideas and learn techniques to improve our casting. Open to all even if you are new to fly casting. Bring you favorite outfit or you can use one of ours. Please join and/or suggest to your friends who are interested in fly fishing.

For further information, please contact Bob Davis at (301) 739-3336 or at bob2soni3@myactv.net. Recommend contacting Bob Davis to confirm meetings for Saturdays of interest.

NOTE: The casting group meets every Saturday morning for breakfast (7:45 AM) prior to the casting meeting at the Hagerstown Farmer's Market in Hagerstown, Md. Great time to meet AFA members and hear great fishing stories.

April 29 - Bob Abraham Casting Club Eighth Annual Fly Caster's Rendezvous
9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM, April 29, 2017
River-bottom Park, Williamsport, Maryland
Featuring certified instructors with emphasis on casting at all levels.
Tap here to view our flyer for additional information.

Please tap here for Casting Club Schedule

If you would like to help with stream clean-ups on the Antietam Creek and/or the Conococheague, please tap/click here of the
Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance (ACWA) Newsletter
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

Bill Ruland – President
Open – 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

Senyo's Wiggle Nymph

Demonstrated by
Art Overcash


Club Activities

Beaver Creek


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