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.

Annual Learn to Fly Fish Course (FFC)

Posted on April 1, 2014

Bob Molzhan heads our annual FFC located at the rear of the Kimberton ‘Y’ on April 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Here participants will spend an entire day learning about fly fishing. Some of the topics will be: leaders, knots, fly patterns and etiquette. Also included are: casting, streamer, dry and nymph fishing demonstrations, what to wear, what to buy and what to use and just plain old fun! A stream biologist will show us just what insects are in a stream. If you know of someone that might be interested contact Bob at Or have them visit our website for more information and to download a registration brochure.

Volunteers Needed!

Posted on April 7, 2014

Green Valleys Watershed Association is seeking volunteers to participate in a stream clean-up of the French Creek in downtown Phoenixville, PA. The French Creek Clean-Up will take place from 8:00am - noon on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers will remove litter from the banks along the French Creek, starting in the vicinity of the Foundry Building along Main Street. Seventeen volunteers, including Phoenixville residents and members of Camp Hill Special Schools, participated in last year’s French Creek Clean-Up alongside GVA staff, and it was a rewarding experience. We removed 20 bags of litter, 2 bicycles, and almost 80 pounds of metal scrap from the stream! This year if conditions allow, we would like to clean the French Creek all the way to where it meets the Schuylkill River - approximately 3/4 of a mile in length. The clean-up will run rain or shine, although if weather conditions are severe it will be postponed. As a registered event with the Great American Clean-Up of PATM, we have received free clean-up supplies, including trash bags, gloves, and traffic safety vests. Bottles of water will be provided. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me by email or by phone at (610) 469-4900. I have enclosed with this letter an event flier with details on the clean-up. Thank you for your time. I hope that you will be able to join us. Stream clean-ups are valuable acts of environmental stewardship! Click HERE for Volunteer Waiver, Release and Indemnity form.

Kelsey Stanton

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.

Check out our Fall 2013 Newsletter

Posted on October 2, 2013

We just posted our Fall 2013 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring "Kayak Fishing with Outriggers", "Chester County Conservation Camp", John Burgos visits his "Office", 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.

DJL Vice-President Emerson Cannon fly fishing for sailfish in Guatemala

Posted on March 20, 2013

DJL Vice-President Emerson Cannon got back from Baja on Sunday and put together this video..3 min of rooster fishing on the fly. It was incredible!

Posted on May 18, 2012

The week of May 5 through May 12, 10 of us in Capt Brian Horsely's group caught between 90 and 100 roosters over 20 lbs, 5 of which were over 40 lbs, at least 30 over 30 lbs. All caught on flies. The trip was hosted by Gary Bulla of California. The flies of choice were Gary Bulla's Papagallo in tan and white or Charlie Bishardt's 3/0 airhead. We fished out of pangas captained by local guides in La Ventana in Baja Mexico about 100 miles north of Cabo. We have known the captains for years and always invite them to dinner where we stay the last night of our visit. The weather was ideal, with 65 being the low in the early am and the high reaching 85 under sunny skies.

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!