You must not use the aforesaid artful sport for covetousness, merely for the increasing or saving of your money, but mainly for your enjoyment and to procure the health of your body and, more especially, of your soul. -Dame Juliana Berners, A Treatyse of Fyshynge with an Angle, 1496.

It's not too late!!

Posted on March 30, 2015

It is not too late to sign up for the Fly Fishing Course, Saturday, April 18. Hurry-up and get your spot reserved!!

Click here for more information




Bait Fishing to be Allowed in PA’s Delayed Harvest Special Regulation Areas

Posted on March 18, 2015

Pennsylvania has about 104 miles of Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) areas within the state.  The ten PA Fish and Boat Commissioners have set forth a change in the regulations which will make substantial changes to the regulation and essentially open it to bait fishing during the prime trout fishing season from spring stocking thru the summer beginning in 2016.

How can I help stop these changes?

Flats fishing for bonefish in the British Virgin Islands

Posted on February 2, 2015

Club member Troy Dunn flats fishing in the British Virgin Islands on Anegada. Check out more pictures in the 2015 Photo Gallery.

Check out our Winter 2015 Newsletter!

Posted on January 19, 2015

We just posted our Winter 2015 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring “PA Fish and Boat Proposes Major Changes to Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Areas”. Read about the major changes to the DHALO regulations on page 4 of our Winter 2015 Newsletter. It is a long article but take time to read it. If you are concerned about how these regulations may affect fly fishing opportunities in Pennsylvania you should send comments to the Commission (

Learn to Fly Fish Course 2015 date announced!

Posted on January 15, 2015

On Saturday April 18th, 2015 the Dame Juliana League Flyfishers will hold its annual Learn to Fly Fish Course at the Phoenixville YMCA! If you know of someone who may want to sign up for the course please use the registration brochure. Email if you have any questions that are not answered in the brochure.

Final Meeting of the Year

Posted on December30, 2014

We had a great turnout for our annual Fly Tying Round-up meeting. We had Mike Ferraro making shad fly flicker spoons with a blow torch, salmon egg flies with the TCO egg maker and Mike's own sucker spawn innovative gadget that makes separating the egg sacks a breeze. Other people were making anything from a size 20 BWO soft hackle wet fly, through various nymphs and variations of wooly buggers to Jim Matson's size 8/0 herring. Our next meeting will feature John Shaner in speaking about soft hackles and spiders. Spiders are the English name for soft hackle flies. John represents Hardy and makes numerous presentations around the country. He will put on a really fantastic program. To see more pictures from the meeting click HERE

Louisiana fishing with Capt. Greg Moon

Posted on November3, 2014

October Fly of The Month

Posted on October 27, 2014

Click HERE for the new Fly of the Month Video

Check out our Fall 2014 Newsletter

Posted on October 10, 2014

We just posted our Fall 2014 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring "Reel Tails" by club president, Emersn Cannon, "Fall 2014 Meeting Schedule", Bob Ballantyne's "Favorite Fly Patterns" and much more! Check it out here.

September Fly of The Month

Posted on September 9, 2014

Click HERE for the new Fly of the Month Video

Nags Head fishing for drum and cobia

Posted on August 11, 2014

Latest fish caught using the Brinefly's Pulse Disc

Posted on June 20, 2014

All these fish were caught this week. The brown trout was caught in Valley Creek and the others on the Brandywine. All were caught using Brine Fly Innovations 1/2" disc! It really works. If you have not heard of Brine Fly Pulse Discs go to this website. Our own Jim Matson is the inventor and owner of the company. Try will like them!

Schuylkill River musky/smallmouth trip

Posted on May 27, 2014

After hearing Jake Villwock speak to DJL at the March neeting, Joe King and Emerson Cannon decided to go musky fishing on the Schuylkill River with Jake. We got these smallmouths on musky flies. We had one 40" tiger musky rise like a Polaris missile and attack Joe's fly. We were about 3' from my fly that had hooked itself on a branch on shore...ha ha. Joe's fly was just dangling 1/2 in the water and 1/2 out about 8" from the side of the raft! The musky came up like a Polaris missile brushing the oar on the way, eating the fly then back in the water and up again for a jump. It went under the raft, tangled itself on the anchor rope and jumped again and got off. Super excitement! The orange fly has a DJL's own Jim Matson disc that makes the fly pulsate and wiggle. Jim is the creator and owner of The discs really worked well! Give them a try! To see more pictures click HERE.

Check out our Spring 2014 Newsletter

Posted on May 23, 2014

We just posted our Spring 2014 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring the "Fall 2014 Meeting Schedule", "Muskies on the Fly", "Equipment Review", and much more! Check it out here.

Spring 2014 Baja, Mexico

Posted on May 14, 2014

Fly Fishing Course

Posted on March 20, 2013

We had a great flyfishing course Saturday with 14 students participating. The weather cooperated and everyone had a great time. Here are some video highlights of the course.

February 19th Stocking of French Creek

Posted on February 22, 2014

A big shout out thank you to club members: Dick Allebach, Emerson Cannon, Renie Groff, Joe King, Ed Nugent, Matt Romano, Jim Shaughnessy, Charlie Wagner, Jack Waters, These people braved the icy roads in the am, then walked though knee deep to mid thigh snow carrying buckets of fish to float boxes. Oh yes...then either walked those boxes upstream or downstream where they could, due to downed trees and lots of ice. Now, all of you can go out and try and catch some mighty fine looking fish! To see more pictures click HERE.

Check out our Winter 2014 Newsletter

Posted on January 14, 2014

We just posted our Winter 2014 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring "A Reel Tail", "January" an article by former member Beth Wilson", French Creek's Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Area Parking, and much more! Check it out here.

IFFF Council Name Change

Posted on October 2, 2013

Our International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) council name has changes from "Mid-Atlantic" to "Chesapeake". Click HERE to find out more about the Chesapeake Council.

Congratulations! You've found our new website!

Posted on January 1, 2012

This is the new home page for the Dame Juliana League Fly Fishers DJL Over the coming months we will be adding some new features in order to keep you better informed of the clubs activities, and hopefully provide some tools so that current members can contribute to our photo gallery and journal. For the very latest, check our calendar of events. -Tight Lines!