The Long Island Flyrodders (LIFR) is a club dedicated to the sport of fly fishing. LIFR was born in 1981 and organized as a structured club in 1985 by a handful of dedicated fly fishermen from Long Island and Queens. The Flyrodder, the official monthly newsletter of the club was also launched in 1985. Today, the club consists of more than 200 members and is the leading fly fishing club in the East. Membership is open to anyone regardless of sex, age, race, religion, handicap, place of residence, level of expertise or social status.
LIFR members are passionate anglers, who enjoy four seasons of fly fishing activity:
Winter is the traditional season for fly tying and we hold organized classes for all skill levels. The Club also participates in several fishing shows where we network with other anglers and outfitters.
Spring lets us finally wet a line and our Club trips and stream cleanup activities start.
Summer is a time for camping trips and warm water fishing for bass and panfish. Our summer meetings feature delicious cookouts and casting practice. Club members also volunteer as ‘River Helpers’ for Casting for Recovery in July and September.
Fall fishing in New York is fantastic as we have saltwater migrations for stripers and blues, plus world-class steelhead, salmon and brown trout runs in the Great Lakes tributaries. We finish the year with a lively awards dinner and a visit from Santa.
We meet the first Tuesday of the month.
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