We invite you to attend our monthly chapter meetings at the:
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.
Light snacks are provided.
Our April Monthly Meeting will be held April 15th on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg SC.
We will meet in the
McMillian Theater located in the Campus Life Center
429 N. Church Street
Spartanburg SC 29303
Come hear Brandon Barber of RiverBlade Knife and Fly Shop present:
“New trend in trout fishing- Micro Spey and Skagit techniques and equipment. Plus a few tips for catching more trout.”
Brandon Barber, currently owner and operator of RiverBlade Knife & Fly Shop on HWY 9 in Spartanburg SC. I have been fly fishing for 35 years, started chasing the bluegill and bass around my uncles pond with my dad as a kid. Continued to fly fish for warm water species through high school and started trout fishing once I got into college. I started doing guided trips for trout in 2001, travelling from Aiken County as I worked as a Pathology PA at the time. I moved to Spartanburg in 2005 and guided for the South Holston River Fly Shop (Champion Outfitters at the time) in 2006. I opened RiverBlade Knife & Fly Shop in 2010 and have been doing that ever since. I specialize in teaching newcomers and beginners how to fly fish and my guided trips are catered to that. I have caught numerous species of fish on the fly over the years including, but not limited to, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass and hybrids, bluegill and other panfish, carp, longnose gar, crappie and catfish.
Our May Monthly Meeting will be held May 20th.
Our speaker will be James Keith Whalen, a biologist for the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.
James Keith Whalen is the Forest Fish Biologist for the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in South Carolina. He has been the Forest Fish biologist here in South Carolina since 2016. He has been a Fish Biologist for the Forest Service for 20 years. Before coming to South Carolina he was the Forest Fish Biologist on the Ozark/St. Francis National Forests in Arkansas for 12 years. Before that he was a Biologist with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station-Coldwater Fisheries Unit out of Blacksburg, Virginia for 5 years. He has a BS degree in Forestry – Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech and MS degree from James Madison University in Biology. He grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia fishing in the tributaries of the New River and the headwaters of the Holston River.