CANCELLED: Advanced Fly Tying Class: March 19, 2020

By Larry Forte

The Trinity Methodist Church is closing for two weeks due to current coronavirus concern. As such, we have decided to postpone PVFF’s March beginners and advanced fly tying nights. Sorry for the inconvenience. As our April general meeting is the annual casting clinic held outside at the Middletown Park, we’re still on for that, April 14 starting at 6:00 pm.

— Andy Mekelburg, PVFF President

For the next Advanced Fly Tying Class on March 19, we welcome back Art Overcash and he will be teaching us the Conewago Wooly Bear, a fly that he designed.

The fly is named for Conewago Conservationists in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, where it was field tested and approved by guide Steve Harry and other fishers who have used it on that portion of Conewago Creek.

It’s a great fly for trout but would also be a tasty morsel for other species. The fly can be fished as a nymph and possibly a streamer. Although it was designed to “match the hatch,” it will catch fish all year round.