Josenhans Newsletter ~ 2011 News

12 01 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope everyone enjoyed a healthy and safe New Year with family and friends. There is a lot happening at Josenhans Fly Fishing and I will attempt to bring you up to speed in short order.
First off, I will be working two shows in February. The annual TieFest held by CCA’s Kent Narrows Chapter will be held on Saturday, February 12 at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD
Hours are 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. This is a great event for any fishermen, but is a must see for those that ply the waters of the salt with a fly rod. I plan to be working the G. Loomis booth so make sure you stop by and say hi.
A second show in the works is The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow The show will run Thursday to Sunday, February 17-20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Again, I will be manning the G. Loomis booth but I don’t know which days just yet. I will keep you posted.
Starting in March, I will be offering white perch trips on the Nanticoke River out of Sharptown, MD. The guys who tried this last year had a great time! Granted, we tipped our small darts and jigs with a bit of bait, and the best rig of all was a plain hook baited with fresh bloodworm, but this is a great way to shake off the cobwebs of winter and maybe take home some fresh fish for the pan. Nothing better than fresh perch and there is usually plenty of action! The best part is the price – still only $250 for six hours, with bait and ice included.
While we’re on the subject of fees, after five years with zero fee increases I have had to raise some of my trip rates for 2011. Gas and other expenses have made this a necessity if I want to stay profitable. That said, I now offer more trip options, so for some, your actual out-of-pocket expense may stay the same. Here are my 2011 rates for Tangier Sound and the mid-bay area:
Half Day 4 hours – $350
3/4  Day 6 hours – $425 
Full  Day 8 hours – $475
Rates are for 1-3 anglers. See my website for Susquehanna Flats and CBBT rates at
The full day trip gives me more flexibility to try different places that might produce fish, but to some of my clients that was too long of a day. The flip side is that four and six hours might not give us tide or conditions that produce the best fishing. Either way I’m sure you’ll have a great time! Let me know which trip option works best for you.
Also new this year is my “cost sharing” plan. I have had a lot of requests from single(in the numerical sense) anglers looking for someone to share the cost of a trip. If you are interested in the details of this trip, please contact me via email or phone. I will try to hook you up with someone in the same boat, so to speak.


Back to the fishing, as we enjoyed such a great Susquehanna Flats C&R fishery during April last season, I have decided to get a slip and keep my boat close to the action during 2011. It will probably be located at the Havre De Grace City Yacht Basin, but I will let you know for sure once I drop the boat off. I hope to have enough charters booked so that I’ll simply stay up there for two or three weeks. Let me know if you are interested in this super fun fishing experience!
Finally, as you are probably aware, I have started a fishing Blog. My goal is to post every fishing trip in the Fishing Reports category so you have access to the most current fishing information – good or bad. I will also be posting all of my e-newsletters in the Newsletter category. Not every fishing trip will be posted in the newsletters. If you subscribe to the Blog, you will automatically receive an email every time that I make a new entry. It’s free, and you may unsubscribe at any time. If all works out, my intention is to have e-newsletter recipients switch to the Blog subscription and cancel their e-newsletter. If you subscribe to both the e-newsletter and the Blog, you will receive the same information twice. I appreciate any feed-back as to how this process works for you. You can reach the Blog at and there is also a link on my website.
Well I think that’s all for now. Stay warm this winter and I hope to see some of you at the shows.
My best,



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