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.

2016 Casting Clinic

Posted on May 9, 2016

The 2016 Casting Clinic took place Saturday May 7th at Towpath Park. The weather was a bit dreary but the clinic was a success. Big thanks to Mike Costello and John Burgos for their efforts. More pictures in the PHOTO GALLERY

2016 Learn to Fly Fish Course

Posted on April 25, 2016

Another successful “Learn to Fly Fish Course” took place on Saturday April 23rd. Over 20 students attended and the weather cooperated. Students were instructed through many phases of the sport of fly fishing including basic equipment needs, trout food, popular fly patterns, on-stream demonstrations, casting instruction and much more. Click HERE for more pictures in the photo gallery.

Many thanks to Matt Romano for his great presentation of photography and his work with Project Healing Waters

Posted on March 2, 2016

Please visit this great organization at at While you're at it, check out more of Matt's greate work at Our next meeting is March 28 featuring John Shaner of Hardy and Greys. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Check out our Winter 2016 Newsletter!

Posted on January 18, 2016

We just posted our Winter 2016 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring the Winter-Spring Meeting and Event Schedule, an excellent article on tight line nymphing and much more! Click HERE to read all the articles.

Check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter!

Posted on September 28, 2015

We just posted our Fall 2015 Edition of STREAMSIDE featuring Yellowstone Fish Restoration project, A look back at Chester County Conservation Camp, Catching wild trout at night and much more! and much more! Click HERE to read all the articles.


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!