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Fly Fishing Delmarva

This our fly fishing section for Delaware and Delmarva. Articles on the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware Club, as well as events and fly tie meets. Micah Dammeyer of Knee Deep Fly Fishing guide service in Maryland will be posting here as a contributing writer. Any suggestions or submissions are always welcome. Enjoy the stories of wizards of the long wand.

Water Water Everywhere

Water water everywhere It's been a wet spring. From the beaches to the trout streams there seems to be no shortage of runoff. While I couldn't join the crew on the beach in the last week I was lucky enough to be guiding up on The Big Gunpowder Falls. If you aren't familiar with the river it's one to put on the road-trip list. With flows…
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I Don’t Know If I’m Going Fishing Today

I remember saying that right before an empty can of something was thrown at me by my brother or one of the other mechanics working at the local garage. Back when I was 18, I would go on a work binge, and then take time off to loaf and enjoy being young. Mostly I fished. What I didn't know back then was, telling a bunch of dudes who chose a…
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Spring Has Sprung!

Just before my trip to fish with my brother and father last week I fished with Gene from Backwater Angler up on the Gunpowder. This was one of three trips in a row where I'd sat on the freeway in hours of traffic while watching the weather go from perfect to awful before I was even close to the river.  Gene and I fished a stretch of water I'd…
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Changing Plans On The Fly

Sometimes you tie flies late at night for weeks thinking you're going to go on a particular adventure and then everyone gets scared you're going to out-fish them and the plans change. Saturday was one of those days. As it's not all trout at our house I always have the boot-foots and stripping basket in the truck when I head to the D. Even…
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So Why Fly Fishing?

I’m often asked what the appeal of fly fishing is, or what drew me to fly fishing, or – often – “isn’t it boring?”  That last one gets me fired up and I end up taking the inquirer down a long path where I try to enlighten them on the subtleties of fly fishing. This topic itself has come up in my head as I think about “where does…
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Pickerel On The Fly

Despite the rain on Sunday, Matt Dammeyer managed to get out and fish.  He is a member of the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware club and an avid fly angler.  He also is the brother of our fly fishing writer Micah Dammeyer from Knee Deep Fly Fishing guide service.  Matt has been preparing for a few days tying flies, perch flies.  Not…
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Fly Tie Saturdays With The Club

Every Saturday the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware Club meets at Lewes Harbor marina to tie flies, tell lies and eat donuts.  They gather about nine in the morning rain or shine and set up on tables around the room.   Everyone brings their tying gear, and set ups their vices to tie flies.  You never know who is going to be there and…
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Fly tying with Jello

Written in 2015, but thought we would share this again.  Ever use Jello to dye feathers? Yup, you read that correctly.  Now I am sure you are thinking, you can't even glue snot to Jello, much less tie it up or put it on a hook.  So how do you tie flies with Jello?  Shawn Rakes showed me a book this Saturday (2015) at the Saltwater Fly…
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Fly Tying and Skating at the Dogpound

Well it was a fun weekend ringing in the new year.  If you weren't surf fishing in Cape Henlopen then you wouldn't know but Herring Point beach to Gordons pond was packed with everyone trying to catch striped bass. One buddy said it looked like summer, but at least everyone was actually fishing.  A few small striped bass were caught…
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