November Elections Meeting

The Clinton Valley Chapter’s November membership meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11th at Camp Ticonderoga from 7:00PM to 9:30PM. During this meeting the chapter will be completing the important task of either re-electing officers and board members or electing new chapter leaders.  Your voice is important for the leadership of the chapter to hear as we move forward into the new year.

Our feature presentation for the evening with be from Katie Ferner, the new Orvis Fly Fishing Manager.  Many of you know of the strong partnership we had with the former Orvis Fly Fishing Manager, Rich Merlino.  This is your opportunity to learn who Katie is and how well-versed she is in the world of fly fishing.  From her time as a shop clerk at the PM lodge, her summer guiding in Alaska or the time she has spent fishing the Florida Keys, Katie is as experienced as they come and a great addition to our local fly fishing community.

So join us at Camp Ticonderoga next Tuesday for a great meeting, the great atmosphere and some great friends.  We’ll see you there!

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General Membership Meeting

Title: General Membership Meeting
Location: Camp Ticonderoga
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Description: Clinton Valley’s fall schedule kicks off with our first General Membership Meeting at Camp Ticonderoga. Join us for a great meeting where our members can share some of their fishing stories from the 2014 Michigan trout season, get a great dinner from Camp Ticonderoga and possibly win our door prize or the 50/50 raffle. Our special presentation for the evening will be Cleyo Harris. Cleyo has been filling in as our area’s DNR Fisheries Biologist since Jim Francis was promoted early this past spring. This is a great opportunity to meet Cleyo and hear a little about what the DNR has been doing in our watershed while you were busy trout fishing.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2014-10-14
End Time: 21:30

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Paint Creek Rod & Fly Festival

Mark you calendars for September 13th! Clinton Valley’s premier event of the year is right around the corner. The Paint Creek Rod & Fly Festival is held annually from 10:00AM to 6:00PM in the Rochester Municipal Park.

Like year’s past, the event will feature over 25 Michigan based fly fishing vendors, conservation groups and guides who are ready to spend the day talking fly fishing with all attendees. This year we will feature vendors such as Orvis, Mystic Fly Rods, Schultz Outfitters, the Golden Hackle Fly Shop, Tight Lines Jewelry and many, many more. These retail vendors will be joined by members of several different chapters of Trout Unlimited, the Michigan Fly Fishing Club and the Clinton River Watershed Council.

The guys from Scientific Angler will be hosting our demo casting area and a special youth fly tying tent lead by Tyler Befus will allow for local area kids to learn a litlle bit about the art of fly tying. All of this occurs while a full schedule of fly fishing related presentations is scheduled at the new ampitheater in the park.

For the first time ever Clinton Valley has partnered with the Paint Creek Fly For Hope (an annual trout fishing tournament). To learn more about this fundraising tournament visit Along with this partnership, the group from Ryan Rocks Outdoor Adventures will be hosting a youth bluegill fishing event on the Rochester Municipal Pond.

As you can see, we’ve done a lot to make this a great event to start our fall season. So come on out to the park and enjoy a great day about fly fishing. Bring your family, a friend or simply share this post with your contacts. We would love to see all of you out in the park!

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