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.

Check out our Spring 2015 Newsletter!

Posted on June 18, 2015

We just posted our Spring 2015 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring Emerson Cannon summing up the brutal winter, Mike Ferraro's "Shad" report, and much more! Click HERE to read all the articles.

Casting Clinic - Towpath Park

Posted on May 4, 2015

Here is a quick video clip from our Casting Clinic held on Saturtay May 2nd 2015. Certified casting instructor Mike Costello covered many topics including correcting tailing loops, paying attention to your backcast, casting in wind plus one on one instruction. Thanks to Mike Costello and John Burgos for a very informative clinic. See more pictures HERE in the 2015 photo gallery

PFBC Withdraws Delayed Harvest Proposal

Posted on April 6, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced that it has withdrawn a proposal to change the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) regulations after receiving public comments overwhelmingly opposed to the measure from spring stocking thru the summer beginning in 2016.

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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 (

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

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!